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The eastern part of the English Channel (north-eastern Atlantic) in a megatidal environment is one of the most impacted area in the world wide ocean. To the traditional fish activities and maritime transports with dredging and deposit spoil sediment which impact...

["Ecosystem Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26538v1
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The European seas are known to be the recipient of several hundreds of Non-Native Species (NNS) due two main origins: shipping and aquaculture. More than 160 NNS had been recorded along the Normandy coast, which remains low in comparison with the number of marine...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26536v1
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Background. Sustainable purchasing can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at healthcare facilities (HCF). A previous study found that converting from disposable to reusable sharps containers (DSC, RSC) reduced sharps waste stream GHG by 84% but, in finding transport...

["Ecosystem Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26517v1
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The limiting effects of stressors like desiccation, light and salinity on seagrass growth and distribution are well-studied. However, little is known about their interactive effects, and such interactive effects might differ among populations that are adapted to...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26509v1
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This manuscript documents a debate between the two authors on the issue of microplastics in the environment. It was sparked by a recent viewpoint article published by G. A. Burton in Environmental Science and Technology ( http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b05463...

["Ecosystem Science","Science Policy","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26507v1
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Understanding biodiversity at local and regional requires a global context. This talk presents the global pattern of marine species richness and endemicity, including latitude and depth. We compare maps of marine species endemicity across all taxa (65,000 species),...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26501v1
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Biomonitoring is a common method to monitor environmental change in river ecosystems, a key advantage of biomonitoring over snap-shot physicochemical monitoring is that it provides a more stable, long-term. insight into change that is also effects-based. In New...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecosystem Science","Freshwater Biology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26479v1
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Research has dealt with coupling of chemical element cycles and feedback in recent years. Sometimes, this biogeochemical coupling is reversed through abiotic or biotic (including man-made) processes. It is then called biogeochemical decoupling and is a disconnection...

["Ecosystem Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26478v1
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Background. Intense landscaping often alters the plant composition in urban areas. Knowing which plant species that pollinators are visiting in urban areas is necessary for understanding how landscaping impacts biodiversity and associated ecosystem services. The...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26470v1
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We repeatedly sampled eight sites on the Crooked River in British Columbia’s Arctic watershed for adult and nymph mayflies (Ephemeroptera) over the course of two years. Using taxonomic keys and DNA-barcoding we report eight new species records for the province....

["Biogeography","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26461v1
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Private property makes up a large proportion of urban green space, which differs from public greenspace in ecologically important ways. While including private property in urban landscape research is necessary, ecologists are frequently unprepared to work on private...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26457v1
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The gambling phenomenon is formed by the complex relationship between sources and receptors of ecological compensation among multiple stakeholders. This paper investigates the problem of payment amount gambling, and details a method to estimate the amount of ecological...

["Ecosystem Science","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts","Food, Water and Energy Nexus"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26445v1
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Estuaries are highly productive and support diverse benthic assemblages, but few estimates of benthic production are available for most ecosystems. In tropical estuaries mangroves and tidal flats are typical habitats with high spatial heterogeneity of benthic macrofaunal...

["Ecosystem Science","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3419v1
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Anthropogenic pressures on aquatic systems have placed a renewed focus on biodiversity of aquatic macroinvertebrates. By combining classical taxonomy and DNA barcoding we identified 39 species of caddisflies from the Crooked River, a unique and sensitive system...

["Biogeography","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3034v2
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Dredger-fill silt has been used in the port of Tianjin, China to reclaim land; however, the dredger-fill silt has no soil ecological function. Translating the silt into soil rapidly and accelerating the soil-forming process are key to solving the ecological problems...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3214v2
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