Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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In order to understand the distribution and prevalence of Ommatissus lybicus (Homoptera: Tropiduchidae) as well as analyse their current biographical patterns and predict their future spread, comprehensive and highly sophisticated information on the environmental,...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2716v1
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River structures and their ecosystem funtciotns have been greatly destructed due to the human disturbance during the last decades. It is a pressing task to understand the complete structures and ecosystem functions of a natural river to restore the impired river...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2712v1
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Interactions among global change stressors and their effects at large scales are often proposed, but seldom evaluated. This situation is primarily due to lack of comprehensive, sufficiently long-term, and spatially-extensive datasets. Seagrasses, which provide...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2544v2
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Marine debris are a widespread problem that affects every river basin, costal and marine environment ever studied for this pollutant. Its full characterization is paramount in the efforts to identify and abate sources, as well as in the raising filed of risk studies....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2695v1
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Coral reefs are under pressure from numerous anthropogenic and natural threats. A species of vermetid worm, Dendropoma maxima, has a negative interaction with the corals it lives on. Vermetid worm interactions result in structural homogeneity of reef habitats,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2692v1
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Background. The primary aim of the study reported here was to determine the effectiveness of utilizing local spatial variations in environmental data to uncover the statistical relationships between West Nile Virus (WNV) risk and environmental factors. Because...

["Biogeography","Environmental Sciences","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2673v1
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Background Understanding how interspecific interactions affect a species and its access to resources is of great importance in a changing environment with limited resources. Investigating the effects of interspecific interactions of sympatric gecko species in Moorea...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2675v1
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Background. Invasive plant species pose a significant threat to island biodiversity and ecosystems. Invasive mangrove trees in particular have been shown to be devastating to the shorelines of islands across the Pacific. Previous studies have assumed that the mangrove...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2660v1
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Press disturbances are stressors that are extended or ongoing relative to the generation times of community members, and, due to their longevity, have the potential to alter communities beyond the possibility of recovery. They also provide key opportunities to...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2446v2
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Background. Increases in oceanic temperatures are expected to affect the cellular function of ecologically important organisms, such as sponges. Sponges are important to biodiversity, coral reef systems, benthic and spongiverous organisms, and the biomedical industry....

["Cell Biology","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2654v1
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Disturbance events can often create an environment that allows invasive species to colonize, particularly on susceptible island ecosystems. An increasingly common form are anthropogenic disturbances, which are caused by human interactions with the environment....

["Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2649v1
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The spotted wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, is a new pest in Europe and America which causes severe damages to stone fruits crops. Temperature and humidity are among the most important abiotic factors governing insect life. In many situations, temperature...

["Ecology","Entomology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2646v1
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Background. Biological facilitation is a type of relationship between two taxa that benefits at least one of the participants and harms neither. Although native species are widely known to compete with native taxa, recent studies suggest that invasive and native...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2643v1
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Foxes are timid yet resourceful animals that are integrated into many urban environments. Because they are elusive, collecting information about the number of urban foxes, their diet and spatial distribution, their interactions with the ecological community in...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2623v1
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The global deep subsurface biosphere is thought to be one of the largest reservoirs for microbial life on our planet. This study takes advantage of new sampling technologies and couples them with improvements to DNA sequencing and associated informatics tools to...

["Bioinformatics","Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2613v1
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