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Ecological niche modeling (ENM) is increasingly being used in studying the relationship between species distributions and environmental conditions. The development of ENM software/algorithms is heading toward open-source programming, for the advantage of efficiency...

["Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Zoology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3346v1
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The extensive coastlines of South Africa and Namibia extends from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean and encompass several major biogeographic provinces, each characterized by unique faunal and floral assemblages. Recent biogeographic studies have led to competing...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3332v1
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Several studies have demonstrated the contribution of northern immigrants to the flora of the tropical Andes – the world’s “hottest” biodiversity hotspot. However, much less is known about the biogeographic history and diversification of Andean groups with southern...

["Biogeography","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3330v1
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We used 637 species from six taxonomic classes to identify the pattern(s) of diversification, occurring in the North Andean Block estimating phylogenetic relationships, divergence times, dispersal-vicariance events, and ancestral distributions. We assessed four...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3296v1
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Advances in genomic sequencing technologies resulted in massive microbial diversity data (16S ribosomal gene sequences, rDNA) being generated in every possible environment. However, the majority of microorganisms have never been cultured, and therefore, nor cataloged....

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3286v1
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We investigate hybridization and introgression between ecologically distinct sister species of silverside fish in the Gulf of California through combined analysis of morphological, sequence, and genotypic data. Water diversions in the past century turned the Colorado...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3281v1
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DNA metabarcoding provides species composition data for entire communities, yet information on intraspecific diversity is usually lost during data analysis. The capacity to infer intraspecific genetic diversity within whole communities would, however, represent...

["Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3269v1
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Species distribution models (SDMs) have become important and essential tools in conservation and management. However, SDMs built with count data, commonly referred to as species abundance models (SAMs), are still less used so far. SDMs are increasingly used now...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3240v1
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Controversy in the taxonomic evaluation of the Asian tree frog Polypedates leucomystax complex presents the challenging task of gaining insight into its biogeographical distribution and diversification. Here, we describe the dispersion and genetic relationship...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3173v1
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Ligia isopods are conspicuous inhabitants of rocky intertidal habitats exhibiting several biological traits that severely limit their dispersal potential. Their presence in patchy habitats and low vagility may lead to long term isolation, allopatric isolation and...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3156v1
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Background. Understanding constraints to the distribution of threatened species may help to ascertain whether there are other suitable sectors for reducing the risks associated with species that are recorded in only one protected locality, and to inform about the...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3136v1
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The sparse dinosaur record of eastern North America has rendered the dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous landmass of Appalachia obscure. This landmass, isolated from the western landmass Laramidia by a great inland sea known as the Western Interior Seaway, may have...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3105v1
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For almost the entirely of the latter half of the Cretaceous, the continent of North America was divided into two sections, Laramidia in the west and Appalachia in the east. Unfortunately, this latter landmass recorded only a sparse fossil record of dinosaurs,...

["Biogeography","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3097v3
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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"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3082v1
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Leptopoma is a species rich genus with approximately 100 species documented according to shell morphology and animal anatomy. Many of the Leptopoma species are described in terms of shell size, shape, sculpture and colour patterns of a small number of examined...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3078v1
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