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Knowledge of deep-sea species and their ecosystems is limited due to the inaccessibility of the areas and the prohibitive cost of conducting large-scale field studies. My graduate research has used predictive modeling methods to map hexactinellid sponge habitat...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26815v1
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Potential Natural Vegetation (PNV) is the vegetation cover in equilibrium with climate, that would exist at a given location non-impacted by human activities. PNV is useful for raising public awareness about land degradation and for estimating land potential. This...

["Biogeography","Computational Biology","Plant Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26811v1
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Here we demonstrate how to globally detect regions of high plankton diversity (the lower levels of the trophic chain) and also higher level consumers' diversity using satellite information of 'fluid dynamical niches' characterized by spatially and temporally different...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Marine Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26795v1
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As an island nation, the UK is surrounded by water, spanning from the coast and intertidal, to the circalittoral and deep-sea. Understanding the changing condition and resilience of marine biodiversity within these vastly different water masses is of key importance...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26784v1
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A core objective of marine protected areas (MPA) is to conserve regions of high biodiversity. Establishing biodiversity baselines – e.g. local species richness and community structure – is necessary to monitor change within MPAs, but such knowledge is often lacking...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26748v1
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Random forest and similar Machine Learning techniques are already used to generate spatial predictions, but spatial location of points (geography) is often ignored in the modeling process. Spatial auto-correlation, especially if still existent in the cross-validation...

["Biogeography","Soil Science","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26693v1
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The demand for reproducibility of research is on the rise in disciplines concerned with data analysis and computational methods. In this work existing recommendations for reproducible research are reviewed and translated into criteria for assessing reproducibility...

["Science Policy","Computational Science","Data Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26561v1
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Background. The consequences of past or future climate change have been studied in many physical and biological systems, and their effects could change the ecology and spatial distribution of suitable areas for a wide variety of organisms. Methods. We analyzed...

["Biogeography","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26560v1
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Despite the large amount of accessible spatial information, the issue of estimating aboveground biomass through remote sensing, especially radar, remains a challenge in complex ecosystems such as tropical forests. One of the advantages of radar sensors is that...

["Ecology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26534v1
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Successful explanations for diversity gradients should account for both the generalized tendency towards a higher tropical diversity and its exceptions. Moreover, identifying exceptions to general trends, such as the latitudinal diversity gradient can give insight...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Climate Change Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26440v1
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Species interactions are often context-dependent and complex, such as the grasshopper community and phytoecommunity. The adoption of grasshopper abundance and vegetation community was determined by topographical heterogeneity. However, it remains vague about how...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3485v1
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Land-use and climate change are affecting the abundance and distribution of species. The Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt (TMVB) is a very diverse region due to geological history, geographic position and climate, however, is one of the most disturbed regions in Mexico....

["Conservation Biology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3476v1
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Urban forests can attract visitors by the function of well-being improvement, which can be evaluated by analyzing the big-data from the social networking services (SNS). In this study, 935 facial images of visitors to nine urban forest parks were screened and downloaded...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Biosphere Interactions","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3424v1
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Background. Rare or narrowly endemic organisms are difficult to monitor and conserve when their total distribution and habitat preferences are incompletely known. One method employed in determining distributions of these organisms is species distribution modeling...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3082v1
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Smallholder farms dominate in many parts of the world, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa. These systems are characterized by small, heterogeneous, and often indistinct field patterns, requiring a specialized methodology to map agricultural land cover. Using a variety...

["Agricultural Science","Computational Science","Environmental Sciences","Human-Computer Interaction","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1367v1
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