Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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1. Camera loggers are increasingly used to examine behavioural aspects of free-ranging animals. However, often video loggers are deployed with a focus on specific behavioural traits utilizing small cameras with a limited field of view, poor light performance and...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2765v2
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The boundary zone between two different hydrological regimes is often a biologically enriched environment with distinct planktonic communities. In the center of the Amazon River basin, muddy white water of the Amazon River meets with black water of the Negro River,...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2769v1
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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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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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These 10 simple rules were designed to help researchers develop an effective experimental design in ecology that will help yield meaningful results. These rules were based off of four articles which presented distinctive views on the expectations of experimental...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2456v1
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In this study, eight different shells from different species were examined by looking at the physical features of the shells. The purpose of the study was to identify evolutionary links between species with shells. From these physical features, a morphological...

["Animal Behavior","Developmental Biology","Environmental Sciences","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2437v1
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The Black Soldier Fly [Hermetia illucens] is a true fly in the family Stratiomyidae and subclass Pterygota. H.illucens has been a topic of interest in the ecological research world for many years. H.illucens possesses special physiological, ethological and ecological...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2436v1
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The endangered chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) is threatened by habitat loss from resource extraction and land conversion, as well as illegal bushmeat hunting and disease. It has been estimated that more than 70% of chimpanzee's tropical forest habitats in Africa...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2339v1
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The issue of Woodland caribou decline has been identified corporately as a top environmental priority for Cenovus energy Inc. Pursuant to this priority, a habitat centric environmental strategy and performance commitments have been developed. Beginning in 2008,...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2082v1
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The tropical earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus presents a broad distribution (56 countries from four continents) with climates that resemble the one in its native area of distribution. In invasive earthworms, it is generally assumed that temperature appears to...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1789v1
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Animals are exposed, in the natural environment, to a range of human activity related dissolved chemicals that are potentially impacting on their fitness. The animals responses to such stress determines its fitness, physiology and in case of chemical signals also...

["Animal Behavior","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1776v1
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Natural history museum collections (NHCs) represent a rich and largely untapped source of data on demography and population movements. NHC specimen records can be corrected to a crude measure of collecting effort and reflect relative population densities with a...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1567v1
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Most of our knowledge on plastic ingestion by zooplankton comes from experiments exposing invertebrates to plastic particles smaller than their feeding apparatus. By examining millimetre-sized marine plastics using a scanning electron microscope, we putatively...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.603v1
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Substantial amounts of dead wood in the intertidal zone of mature mangrove forests are tunnelled by teredinid bivalves. When the tunnels are exposed, animals are able to use tunnels as refuges. In this study, the effect of teredinid tunnelling upon mangrove forest...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.462v2
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