Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Hackerott et al. (2017) report that Indo-Pacific lionfish “had no apparent effect on native prey communities” (p. 9) on continuous reef-sites of the Belizean Barrier Reef (BBR). Based on a lack of observational evidence, they challenge existing evidence for the...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3455v1
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Guinea-Conakry has one of the highest plant diversities in Sub-Saharan West Africa and is part of the Upper Guinean Forest ecoregion and the Guinean Forests of West Africa biodiversity hotspot. Guinea is a major supplier of the world’s bauxite and has significant...

["Biodiversity"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3451v1
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Closely related species with overlapping geographic ranges encounter a significant challenge: they share many ecological traits and preferences but must partition resources to coexist. In Ontario, potentially eleven species of carrion beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae)...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3444v1
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The larynx is an important morphological structure for sound production in frogs. Recently, high levels of variation in calls and their relation to the morphology of frogs in the family Hylidae, in addition to molecular data, have resulted in significant changes...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3438v1
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Organisms of all kinds leave genetic traces in their environments, and in recent years, sequencing this environmental DNA (eDNA) has become a tractable means of surveying many species using water, air, or soil samples. The technique is beginning to become a core...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3436v1
1,584 downloads
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The "Angiosperm Phylogeny Poster – Flowering Plant Systematics" is an educational tool presenting an overview of the evolutionary relationships among flowering plants according to APG IV and APweb as of 2016. The phylogenetic tree depicts the 64 orders and the...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2320v4
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We developed a metabarcoding method for biodiversity characterization of structurally complex natural marine hard-bottom communities. Novel primer sets for two different molecular markers: the “Leray fragment” of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase, COI, and the...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3429v1
85 downloads
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Although recent advances in molecular methods have facilitated understanding the evolution of fungal symbiosis, little is known about genomic and microbiome features of most uncultured symbiotic fungal clades. Here, we analysed the genome and microbiome of Inocybaceae...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3408v1
302 downloads
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Empirical evidence is crucial to develop effective conservation policies. Documenting and assessing the status and threats towards a species and its habitat are essential steps towards developing appropriate policies to protect its population and mitigate existing...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3191v2
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Background: Bioacoustic monitoring and classification of animal communication signals has developed into a powerful tool for measuring and monitoring species diversity within complex communities and habitats. The high number of stridulating species among Orthoptera...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Taxonomy","Zoology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3397v1
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Background. Native meliponines are currently threatened by increased human impacts. The assessment of their genetic variation by microsatellite DNA markers can assist in the conservation of populations and help in the planning and establishment of efficient management...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3382v1
33 downloads
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Background Metacommunity theory is a conceptual framework addressing the interdependence of local interactions and regional processes, especially when communities have no clear boundaries and it is difficult to relate community structure and the environment at...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3380v1
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Although comparative studies of anuran ontogeny have provided new data on heterochrony in the life cycles of frogs, most of them have not included Colombian species. Using different staining techniques, we describe the cranial and poscranial elements development...

["Biodiversity","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3368v1
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The herbal medicinal genus Aconitum L., belonging to the Ranunculaceae family, represents the earliest diverging lineage within the eudicots. It currently comprises of two subgenera, A. subgenus Lycoctonum and A. subg. Aconitum. The complete chloroplast (cp) genome...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3360v1
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Venom has been associated with the ecological success of many groups of organisms, most notably reptiles, gastropods, and arachnids. In some cases, diversification has been directly linked to tailoring of venoms for dietary specialization. Spiders in particular...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3358v1
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