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Tussock is a unique structure in wetland vegetation. Many tussock species reproduce mainly by clonal growth, resulting in genetically identical offsprings distributed in various spatial patterns. These fine scale patterns could affect the mating patterns and thus...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Freshwater Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26946v2
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The flood pulse is the main factor structuring and differentiating the ecological communities of Amazonian unflooded (terra firme) and seasonally-flooded (várzea) forests as they require unique adaptations to survive the prolonged annual floods. Therefore, várzea...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26960v1
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In his enthusiasm to highlight the impacts of fisheries in the Gulf of California, Richard Brusca (Brusca 2018) attacks our paper which is about a largely separate issue, makes false claims, does a disservice to his own cause, and undermines science. Brusca sets...

["Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26953v1
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To be effective, a modern marine scientist must be more than smart - they must be skilled. There is extensive literature decrying the state of statistics training at most universities, and it is almost a cliche to say that students should be better communicators...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26952v1
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The pallid bat (Antrozous pallidus) is a species of arid and semiarid western North America, inhabiting ecoregions ranging from desert to oak and pine forest. Considered primarily insectivorous predators on large arthropods but taking occasional small vertebrate...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26944v1
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The prevalence of artificial light at night (ALAN) is increasing rapidly around the world. The potential physiological costs of this night lighting are often evident in life history shifts. We investigated the effects of chronic night-time exposure to ecologically...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26943v1
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There is general agreement that conservation decision-making should be evidence-informed, but many evaluations of intervention effectiveness do not attempt to account for confounding variables and so provide weak evidence. Randomised Control Trials (RCTs), in which...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26929v1
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Agriculture is one of the main drivers of land conversion and agriculture practices can impact on microbial diversity. Here we characterized the phyllosphere fungal diversity associated with Carmenere grapevines under conventional and organic agricultural management....

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26928v1
44 downloads
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Glacial–interglacial climate oscillations during the Pleistocene played a significant role in shifting species distributions. During this period (26 500 - 19 000 years ago) the sea level was 120 m lower than it is currently with large areas of the Southern African...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26927v1
503 downloads
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Horseshoe crabs have been integral to the safe production of vaccines and injectable medications for the past forty years. The bleeding of live horseshoe crabs, a process that leaves thousands dead annually, is an ecologically unsustainable practice for all four...

["Conservation Biology","Drugs and Devices","Pharmacology","Synthetic Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26922v1
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New-born sea turtles face a number of predators between the time the mothers lay eggs on the beach to when the hatchlings grow into larger juveniles. Nest depredation impacts reproductive success of nesting sea turtles, reducing the number of new turtles that make...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26915v1
169 downloads
346 views

There is a growing concern about the status and trends of animal pollinators worldwide. Pollinators provide a key service to both wild plants and crops by mediating their reproduction, so pollinator conservation is of fundamental importance to conservation and...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26898v1
58 downloads
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This paper examines the impact of disturbance factors – flooding and desiccation – on the distribution of water mites in the riparian springs situated in the valley of a small lowland river, the Krąpiel. The landscape factors and physicochemical parameters of the...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26895v1
70 downloads
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Background. The captive cetacean industry is very profitable and popular worldwide, focusing mainly on leisure activities such as “Swim-with-dolphins” (SWD) programs. However, there is a concern for how captivity could affect the bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus,...

["Conservation Biology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26891v1
532 downloads
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The ongoing evolution of tracer mixing models has resulted in a confusing array of software tools that differ in terms of data inputs, model assumptions, and associated analytic products. Here we introduce MixSIAR, an inclusive, rich, and flexible Bayesian tracer...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26884v1
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