Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Background. Despite great progress in studies on Wolbachia infection in insects, the knowledge about its relations with beetle species, populations and individuals, and the effects of bacteria on these hosts is still unsatisfactory. In this review we summarize...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3412v1
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Although recent advances in molecular methods have facilitated understanding the evolution of fungal symbiosis, little is known about genomic and microbiome features of most uncultured symbiotic fungal clades. Here, we analysed the genome and microbiome of Inocybaceae...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3408v1
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The sharing and re-use of data has become a cornerstone of modern science. Multiple platforms now allow quick and easy data sharing. So far, however, data publishing models have not accommodated on-going scientific improvements in data: for many problems, datasets...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3401v1
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Primate individuals use a variety of strategies in intergroup encounters, from aggression to tolerance; however, despite the prevalence of tolerance in humans, recent focus on the evolution of intergroup contest has come at the cost of characterizing the role of...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3400v1
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Background. The process of apophytism or spreading native species to human-made habitats is one of the main elements in the creation of plant cover in anthropogenic areas. Lately, an increase of anthropogenic localities with valuable flora (rare and law protected...

["Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3395v1
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Statistical significance provides evidence for or against an explanation of a population of interest, not a description of data sampled from the population. This simple distinction gets ignored in hundreds of thousands of research publications yearly, which confuse...

["Ecology","Evidence Based Medicine","Oncology","Statistics","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3394v1
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Checking that models adequately represent data is an essential component of applied statistical inference. Ecologists increasingly use hierarchical Bayesian statistical models in their research. The appeal of this modeling paradigm is undeniable, as researchers...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3390v1
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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
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Background Metacommunity theory is a conceptual framework addressing the interdependence of local interactions and regional processes, especially when communities have no clear boundaries and it is difficult to relate community structure and the environment at...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3380v1
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Anthropogenic landscapes provide opportunities for ecologists to deliberately and intentionally design urban food webs. Ecologists working as full, collaborative partners with designers can construct functional food webs for urban environments that benefit society....

["Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3375v1
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There are few truly bad ideas in authentic science. We need to embrace science as a process- driven human endeavour to better understand the world around us. Products are important, but through better transparency, we can leverage ideas, good and bad, ours and...

["Ecology","Human-Computer Interaction","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3282v2
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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
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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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The introduction of antibiotics for both medical and non-medical purposes has had a positive effect in human welfare and agricultural output in the past century. However, there is also an important legacy in the use and disposal of antimicrobial agents in natural...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Health Policy","Public Health","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3361v1
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Activation of immune response has been long assumed to be an energy-costly process but direct measures of changes in metabolic rate after eliciting immune response disputes the universality of this assertion. The acute phase response (APR) is the first line of...

["Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3357v1
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