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Despite its theoretical relationship, the effect of body size on the performance of species distribution models (SDM) has only been assessed in a few studies of terrestrial taxa. We aim to assess the effect of body size on the performance of SDM in river fish....

["Ecosystem Science","Freshwater Biology","Natural Resource Management","Ecohydrology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26874v1
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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.26507v4
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The effects of marine ecosystem changes on ecosystem services are difficult to predict because of our limited understanding of marine food-webs, how they respond to changes in pressures, and how those changes then influence services. Biogeochemical ecosystem models...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26749v1
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Bottom trawling may adversely affect the ecological functioning of marine habitats and associated macrobenthos communities. While several studies have assessed the variability and sensitivity of invertebrate taxa and biodiversity indices to human impacts, few ecological...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26739v1
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The paper compares the aerial and ground methods of counting birds in a coastal area during different ice conditions. Ice coverage of waters was the most important factor affecting the results of the two methods. When the water was ice-free, more birds were counted...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26726v1
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Environmental changes will alter many environmental factors in the coming years including temperature, precipitation, humidity, and the amount of solar radiation reaching the earth’s surface, which in turn will have an impact on living organisms like invertebrates....

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26722v1
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Species Distribution Models (SDMs) are widely used to identify species-environmentrelationships and predicting species occurrence and/or density at un-sampled locations.The SDMs implementation allows describing species geographical trends, toidentify spatial ontogenetic...

["Ecosystem Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26687v1
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Soft-bottom macrobenthic communities are an essential part of the marine ecosystem for which a healthy status is aimed at. Therefore, insights in the structural and functional (trait based) characteristics of the soft-bottom benthic communities in the Southern...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26685v1
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Marine protected areas (MPAs) are important spatial management tools for fish populations by protecting them completely or partially from extractive human uses. As a result an increase of fish density, biomass and size of target species are readily observed within...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26676v1
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The consolidation of a non-analogous climate shortly will likely affect the structure and functioning of Amazon, the most biodiverse terrestrial ecosystem on the planet. However, the ecological mechanisms underlying these potential events are still poorly understood....

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26646v1
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The advection of warm Atlantic water into the Arctic influences not only the thermal and sea ice conditions in the Arctic Ocean and the adjacent seas but also the Arctic marine biota. Earlier efforts to characterize the response of zooplankton communities to the...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26602v1
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Management tools are needed to characterize the increasing numbers and intensities of stressors resulting from human activities that affect marine organisms. This project aims to create epibenthic indicators to qualify the health condition of Estuary and Gulf of...

["Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26604v1
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Hurricane Maria made landfall as a strong Category 4 storm in southeast Puerto Rico on September 20th, 2018. The powerful storm traversed the island in a northwesterly direction causing widespread destruction. This study focused on a rapid assessment of Hurricane...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26597v1
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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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