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Our study evaluates the distribution, habitat associations, and current conservation status of the pilose crayfishes Pacifastacus connectens and Pacifastacus gambelii, two little-studied and data-deficient species endemic to the western United States. We first...

["Ecology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27001v1
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This objective of this study was to quantify consumption of clothianidin-treated corn seed by birds following standard planting practices. Post-planting seed counts on 21 fields in southwestern Ontario, Canada, demonstrated that a small proportion of total sown...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26986v1
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Understanding the genetic variability and dispersal capabilities of plant pathogens is important to better predict pathogen spread and virulence, especially under global change conditions. The outcome of host-pathogen interactions directly depends on the dispersal...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Mycology","Plant Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26985v1
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Background. The Chinese government implemented the largest environmental recovery plan in the 1990s, the Grain for Green Project, on the Loess Plateau to prevent soil erosion. Extensive areas of cultivated land were abandoned and then gradually restored with communities...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Ecohydrology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26980v1
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The NIST DSE Plant Identification challenge is a new periodic competition focused on improving and generalizing remote sensing processing methods for forest landscapes. To compete in the competition, I created a pipeline to perform three remote sensing tasks. First,...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Natural Resource Management","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26977v1
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Bacteria and other microbes play a crucial role in human health and disease. Medicine and clinical microbiology have traditionally attempted to identify the etiological agents that causes disease, and how to eliminate them. Yet this traditional paradigm is becoming...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Infectious Diseases","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26969v2
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If the environmental conditions can or not influence in the phenotype evolution, is a topic that has been discussed during the last ten years. The epigenome regulates the gene expression of all cells and indicates which specific genes must be transcribed. It is...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26862v7
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To accelerate scientific progress on remote tree classification—as well as biodiversity and ecology sampling—The National Institute of Science and Technology created a community-based competition where scientists were invited to contribute informatics methods for...

["Ecology","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26971v1
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Background. Biogeographers assess how species distributions and abundances affect the structure, function, and composition of ecosystems. Yet we face a major challenge: it is difficult to precisely map species across landscapes. Novel Earth observations could obviate...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26972v1
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An international data science challenge, called NEON NIST data science evaluation, was set up in autumn 2017 with the goal to improve the use of remote sensing data in ecological applications. The competition was divided into three tasks: 1) segmentation of tree...

["Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26973v1
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Growth in minimal salts medium meant that a microorganism has the full repertoire of biosynthetic machinery for surviving in habitats lacking in vitamins and growth factors. This significantly expands the types of habitats suitable for colonization by the microbe....

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26970v1
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This paper describes the methods used in the submission for team Shawn for the data science competition “Airborne Remote Sensing to Ecological Information”. I used canopy height rasters as well as NDVI rasters of the study area. I first filtered out pixels using...

["Ecology","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26967v1
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Ecology has reached the point where data science competitions, in which multiple groups solve the same problem using the same data by different methods, will be productive for advancing quantitative methods for tasks such as species identification from remote sensing...

["Ecology","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26966v1
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The recent discovery of the Araguaian river dolphin (Inia araguaiaensis) highlights how little we know about the diversity and biology of river dolphins. In this study, we described the acoustic repertoire of this newly discovered species in concert with their...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26962v2
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Climate change has profoundly impacted tropical ecosystems, critical for sustaining economies and community livelihoods at local to global scales. Rapid population growth has further negatively impacted natural resource management and upsetting the socio-ecological...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Climate Change Biology","Natural Resource Management","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26963v2
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