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Background. Bamboos are typical plants in tropical forests acting as resource for different animals and influencing forest structure and dynamics, but our knowledge about their influence on ecosystem functioning remains in its infancy. Nitrogen (N) is an important...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Biogeochemistry","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26458v1
48 downloads
169 views

Background. Wellbeing issues are increasingly incorporated within conservation biology and environmental sciences, both in academic research and in applied policies such as the global sustainable development plans. The role of landscape on human wellbeing has been...

["Conservation Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.6570v2
37 downloads
86 views

Background. A fundamental problem in the biogeography of climate change is to understand and predict how environmental factors determine whether organisms will alter their seasonal activities, home ranges, migratory patterns, abundances, and interspecific interactions....

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3517v1
78 downloads
200 views

Whale sharks Rhincodon typus, the world’s largest fish, are routinely sighted off the northwest coast of Madagascar, particularly off the island of Nosy Be. Dedicated whale shark tourism has been developing in the area since 2011. During our first dedicated survey,...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3508v1
52 downloads
270 views

Ampelisca eschrichtii Krøyer, 1842 of the Sakhalin Shelf of the Okhotsk Sea, Far Eastern Russia, comprise the highest known biomass concentration of any amphipod population in the world and are a critically important prey source for western gray whales. The high...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3496v1
37 downloads
99 views

Successful captive breeding programs are crucial to the long-term survival of threatened species. However, pair incompatibility limits sustainability of many captive populations. Understanding whether the drivers of this incompatibility are behavioural or genetic,...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3487v1
99 downloads
201 views

This study estimated the economic value of the shark-diving industry in Semporna, the most popular diving destination of Malaysia, by surveying the expenditures of diving tourists and dive operators through the region. A willingness-to-pay survey was also used...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Science Policy","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3481v1
68 downloads
124 views

Land-use and climate change are affecting the abundance and distribution of species. The Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt (TMVB) is a very diverse region due to geological history, geographic position and climate, however, is one of the most disturbed regions in Mexico....

["Conservation Biology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3476v1
252 downloads
1,413 views

Long-term time series are necessary to better understand population dynamics, assess species' conservation status, and make management decisions. However, population data are often expensive, requiring a lot of time and resources. When is a population time series...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3168v3
138 downloads
493 views

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
419 downloads
272 views

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
40 downloads
120 views

Understanding habitat use and spatial distribution of wildlife could help conservationists determine high-priority areas and enhance conservation efforts. In this study, we studied habitat use, preference and utilization distribution of two Gruidae species (Black-necked...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3387v1
54 downloads
161 views

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
51 downloads
246 views

The sixth mass extinction poses an unparalleled quantitative challenge to conservation biologists. Mathematicians and ecologists alike face the problem of developing models that can scale predictions of extinction rates from populations to the level of a species,...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Statistics","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3367v1
31 downloads
165 views

Experimenting with new and unconventional restoration methods and designs is critical to advancing the field of ecological restoration. Conventional methods cannot be considered reliable in a future with climate change-induced shifts in weather conditions, species...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3365v1
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