Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Background. Restoration of degraded forest ecosystem is crucial for regional sustainable development. To protect the country’s fragile and fragmented environment, the Chinese government has initiated an ecological engineering, the Natural Forest Protection Program...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2773v2
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Huachuca water umbel, Lilaeopsis schaffneriana var. recurva, is a federally endangered desert wetland plant restricted to southeastern Arizona, USA, and adjacent portions of Mexico. Very little is known about the factors that influence the species presence, absence,...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2699v1
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Background. Picea chihuahuana, which is endemic to Mexico, is currently listed as “Endangered” on the Red List. Chihuahua spruce is only found in the Sierra Madre Occidental (SMO), Mexico. About 42,600 individuals are distributed in forty populations. The populations...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2677v1
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The Cape Floristic Region – the world’s smallest, but third richest hotspot – experienced sustained levels of taxonomic effort and exploration for almost three centuries resulting in a near-complete plant species inventory. Here we analyse, for a core component...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2573v1
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Plant cover data collected by monitoring schemes are often expressed on interval-censored scales to reduce field effort. Existing statistical approaches to such data may not make full use of available information, or may both induce bias and assume more precision...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2532v1
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Background. This study investigates orbitally-forced range dynamics at a regional scale by exploring the evolutionary history of Nymania capensis (Meliaceae) across the deeply incised landscapes of the subescarpment coastal lowlands of South Africa; a region home...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2506v1
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Premise of the Study. The internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region is situated between 18S and 26S in a polycistronic rRNA precursor transcript. It had been proved to be the most commonly sequenced region across plant species to resolve phylogenetic relationships...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2434v1
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Background. The adaptive maintenance of flower color variation is frequently attributed to pollinators in part because they preferentially visit certain flower phenotypes. We test whether Gentiana lutea – which shows a flower color variation (from orange to yellow)...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2280v1
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Accelerated degradation of the wetlands and fragmentation of surrounding vegetation in the Andean-Orinoco Piedmont are the main threats to diversity and ecological integrity of these ecosystems; however, information on this topic is of limited availability. In...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2138v1
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Deforestation is a major driver of forest loss and fragmentation, threatening forest biodiversity worldwide. The conservation and restoration of secondary vegetation is thus an important developmental goal. Birch and pine-oak belts have been the two main types...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1639v1
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Angiosperms diversification was primarily driven by pollinator agents, but non-pollinator agents also promoted floral evolution. Gentiana lutea shows pollinator driven flower color variation in NW Spain. We test whether insect herbivores and livestock, which frequently...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1636v1
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Astragalus edulis (Fabaceae) is an endangered annual species from western Mediterranean region that colonized SE Iberian Peninsula, NE and SW Morocco, and the easternmost Macaronesian islands (Lanzarote and Fuerteventura). Although in Spain some conservation measures...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1496v1
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The highlands and mountains of Iceland, defined here as areas located above 400 m above sea level (m.a.s.l.) are one of the largest remaining wilderness areas in Europe. The present study was aimed to provide the first comprehensive and up-to-date data on non-native...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1165v3
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Plants are a hyperdiverse clade that plays a key role in maintaining ecological and evolutionary processes as well as human livelihoods. Glaring biases, gaps, and uncertainties in plant occurrence information remain a central problem in ecology and conservation,...

["Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1326v2
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The meadows formed by the Mediterranean seagrass Posidonia oceanica are subjected to various natural (e.g., water movement, light availability, sedimentation) and anthropogenic (e.g., anchoring, trawling, fish farms, explosives) phenomena that erode them and create...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1139v1
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