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The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta, Linnaeus, 1758) is the most abundant sea turtle species in the Mediterranean Sea, where commercial fishing appears to be the main driver of mortality. So far, information on sea turtle bycatch in Italy is limited both...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2826v1
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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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I used radio-telemetry to track the movements of Mangrove Cuckoos (Coccyzus minor) captured in southwest Florida. Relatively little is known about the natural history of Mangrove Cuckoos, and my goal was to provide an initial description of how individuals use...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2798v1
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Demographic characteristics of bats are often insufficiently described for modeling populations. In data poor situations, experts are often relied upon for characterizing ecological systems. In concert with the development of a matrix model describing Indiana bat...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2790v1
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Urbanization is an increasingly pervasive form of land transformation that reduces biodiversity of many taxonomic groups. Beetles exhibit a broad range of responses to urbanization, likely due to the high functional diversity in this order. Carrion beetles (Order:...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2481v2
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Tourism today is moving towards sustainable approaches because the industry poses significant threats to the environment. This includes a shift in construction type: to building structures that aim to coexist with their surroundings. One example of this is the...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2750v1
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The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) was the first species to be classified as threatened with extinction based on predictions of future conditions rather than current status. These predictions were made using expert-opinion forecasts of population declines linked...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2737v1
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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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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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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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Human expansion has negatively impacted biodiversity. Oceanic islands have some of the most diverse, endemic biodiversity. Endemism leads to vulnerability due to the isolated and discrete nature of oceanic islands. Birds are indicator species that adapt to change...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2672v1
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Coral disease has been identified as an ongoing threat to the recovery of sustainable coral populations. This document provides a standard field protocol for screening disease resistance traits in the imperiled coral species, Acropora palmata and Acropora cervicornis,...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2668v1
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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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Overproduction of greenhouse gases is driving climate change and increasing the average temperature of oceans worldwide. As a result, organisms are exhibiting behavioral changes and species are shifting their natural distribution. This study aimed to assess the...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2653v1
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How anthropogenic noise pollution affects marine organisms is drawing increasing international concern. There is evidence for anthropogenic noise having negative and harmful effects on the health, development and behavior of many terrestrial species; however, there...

["Conservation Biology","Developmental Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2651v1
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