Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

12 downloads
48 views

The Red Sea Biodiversity Project, a research collaboration of King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (KAU) and Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt, Germany (SRI), was founded in 2011. The main goal of this project is to assess and report on the marine...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26938v1
75 downloads
420 views

Vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) are one of the most widely distributed non-human primate species found in South Africa. They occur across all the South African provinces, inhabiting a large variety of habitats. These habitats vary sufficiently that it...

["Anthropology","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26577v4
30 downloads
116 views

In rocky intertidal environments, the vertical gradient of abiotic stress generates, directly or indirectly, significant spatial variation in community structure. Along shorelines within biogeographic regions, abiotic changes also generate horizontal biological...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26899v1
42 downloads
136 views

Rocky-intertidal species are often distributed as metacommunities along marine shores, as rocky habitats are patchy. Nearshore pelagic conditions often explain variation among the local communities, but most studies have been done on eastern ocean boundary coasts....

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26888v1
117 downloads
284 views

Background. Mexico is one of the most megadiverse countries in the world, with considerable reaches and endemicity in the diversity of fishes compared to other countries and regions. Recent phylogenetic studies in co-distributed species of widespread fishes, besides...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26873v1
63 downloads
193 views

The abyss is a homogeneous and barrier-free sediment habitat. At least that is what the text books say. Yet, at the same time we know that abyssal communities are locally highly diverse. It appears contradictory that a seafloor habitat free of barriers and poor...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26845v1
39 downloads
185 views

Climactic fluctuations during the Quaternary played a crucial role in genetic diversity and population genetic structure of many plant species in northwestern China. In order to understand the impact of climate change on herbaceous plants, we studied Panzerina...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26837v1
506 downloads
1,087 views

During the Cretaceous period, North America was divided into two landmasses, the eastern Appalachia and western Laramidia. Recent research on several sites scattered across the eastern margin of North America has allowed for the analysis of vertebrate faunas from...

["Biogeography","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26829v1
303 downloads
613 views

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
62 downloads
232 views

Sabah, northern Borneo is one of the world’s most well-recognized biodiversity hotspots famous for the incredible diversity of its flora and fauna. Plenty of studies of leaf beetle fauna from this region have been conducted over the past 30 years. Yet, our knowledge...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26801v1
43 downloads
120 views

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
74 downloads
138 views

A recent paper by Lau and Jacobs (2017, PeerJ) negatively contributes to a critical conservation problem in the Gulf of California—better regulation of fisheries in the Upper Gulf of California. The paper’s broader conclusions are not supported by the data presented,...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26767v1
648 downloads
1,837 views

Background. DNA metabarcoding is used to generate species composition data for entire communities. However, sequencing errors in high throughput sequencing instruments are fairly common, usually requiring reads to be clustered into operational taxonomic units (OTU),...

["Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3269v4
36 downloads
119 views

Aim: Habitat loss has been the greatest historical driver of species extinctions. A recent global trend toward retirement of marginally productive agricultural lands presents opportunities to reclaim critical habitat for endangered species. We examine habitat restoration...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26758v1
44 downloads
138 views

To better understand the species latitudinal and depth gradients in the NW Pacific and its adjacent Arctic Ocean, distribution records of all marine species were extracted from the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) and Global Biodiversity Information...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Marine Biology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26756v1
What is a PeerJ Preprint?

A PeerJ Preprint is a draft of an article, abstract, or poster that has not yet been peer-reviewed for formal publication. Submit a draft, incomplete, or final version of your work for free.

Submissions today can be approved by Editorial Staff and online in 24 hours.

Establish precedent. Solicit feedback. Publish updates.

Refine by manuscript type

Top subject areas - Preprints

Top subject areas - People

View all subject areas