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Depletion of commercially valuable minerals on land and increased need of such resources for modern electronics and manufacturing is attracting more and more attention to deep-sea mineral deposits such as cobalt crusts, manganese nodules, phosphorites, polymetallic...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26551v1

The famous Underwater Museum of Art or MUSA (>520 sculptures, 4-8m depth), located between Isla Mujeres and Cancún, Mexico, in a National Marine Park, helps in relieving tourist pressure on the worldwide-known reefs of the area, since many divers visit it annually...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26548v1

The relationship, if any, between diversity and stability has puzzled ecologists for decades. Most studies use taxonomic classifications to understand why and under what conditions the community is more stable than the sum of its parts. However, fish populations,...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Computational Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26546v1
5 downloads
30 views

In the past seven years, the biology of the bathyal, abyssal and hadal faunas of meio- macro-, and megabenthos of the northwestern (NW) Pacific have been intensively investigated by Russian and German partners. A total of four joint expeditions with both RV Akademik...

["Biodiversity"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26541v1
2 downloads
26 views

The polychaete Chaetopterus variopedatus lives in large, leathery U-shaped tubes in subtidal sands or gravel. The species is scarcely distributed in the English Channel and thus not easy to find. The studied animals and their associated fauna originate from beam...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26539v1
9 downloads
45 views

Understanding how and why individual movement translates into dispersal between populations is a long-term goal in ecology. Movement is broadly defined as “any change in the spatial location of an individual”, whereas dispersal is more narrowly defined as a movement...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26540v1
4 downloads
28 views

The Gulf of Gabès on the southern coasts of Tunisia in the central part of the Mediterranean is a very shallow basin, characterized by semidiurnal tides, attaining a range of 2.3 m during spring tides. The intertidal zone was covered by extended Zostera (Zosterella)...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26537v1
16 downloads
31 views

The European seas are known to be the recipient of several hundreds of Non-Native Species (NNS) due two main origins: shipping and aquaculture. More than 160 NNS had been recorded along the Normandy coast, which remains low in comparison with the number of marine...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26536v1
44 downloads
322 views

Background. Current evidence suggests that for more robust estimates of species tree and divergence times, several unlinked genes are required. However, most phylogenetic trees for non-model organisms are based on single sequences or just a few regions, using traditional...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26530v1
14 downloads
68 views

In recent decades, the body of evidence on climate change including that for marine impacts has grown rapidly leading to a number of challenges, including the need to collate and summarise a large volume of information and to be able to analyse and interpret complex...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Science Policy","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26528v1
33 downloads
169 views

Biodiversity across elevational gradients generally follows patterns, the evolutionary origins of which are debated. We trapped small non-volant mammals across an elevational gradient on Mount (Mt.) Kinabalu (4,101 m) and Mt. Tambuyukon (2,579 m), two neighboring...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26523v1
17 downloads
58 views

The Patos Lagoon (10,000 km2) is the dominant feature in the coastal plain of Southern Brazil. The estuary of the Patos Lagoon (32° 05' S, 52° 10'W) and adjacent coast were chosen as a SITE (1,500 km2) for the Brazilian Long Term Ecological Research (LTER). This...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26522v1
12 downloads
61 views

Following the establishment of the world’s largest network of marine protected areas, Australia is now tasked with implementing national plans to manage a huge range of marine environments, from tropical to sub-Antarctic climates and shallow reef to abyssal depths....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26520v1
23 downloads
78 views

Homegardens are defined as less complex agroforests which look like and function as natural forest ecosystems but are integrated into agricultural management systems located around houses. Study on the factor affecting the diversity of plant resource in homegardens...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26519v1
166 downloads
660 views

Recovery planning is an essential part of implementing the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), but conservationists and government agencies recognize challenges with the current planning process. Using data from all U.S. domestic and transboundary ESA-listed species,...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2882v3
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