Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Background. Rare or narrowly endemic organisms are difficult to monitor and conserve when their total distribution and habitat preferences are incompletely known. One method employed in determining distributions of these organisms is species distribution modeling...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3082v1
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Environmental bulk samples often contain many taxa that vary several orders of magnitude in biomass. This can be problematic in DNA metabarcoding and metagenomic high-throughput sequencing approaches, as large specimens contribute disproportionately high amounts...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2561v3
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The study of the past, present, and future state and dynamics of the tropical natural forest cover (NFC) might help to better understand the pattern of deforestation and fragmentation as well as the influence of social and natural processes. The obtained information...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2884v1
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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.2737v3
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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. 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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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 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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Crown-of-thorns starfish (CoTS; Acanthaster spp.) are an outbreaking pest among many Indo-Pacific coral reefs that cause substantial ecological and economic damage. Despite ongoing CoTS research there remain critical gaps in observing CoTS populations and accurately...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2057v1
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Nationally, wildlife-aircraft collisions (wildlife strikes) have been increasing over the past 25 years; denoted in the National Wildlife Strike Database that has been maintained by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) since 1990. Increasing wildlife populations...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2019v1
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As human populations’ transition to urban and suburban environments, there can be an evident disconnect from the natural world. Interactive programs can introduce youth to scientific methods with the hope of invoking an interest in nature. A majority of these programs,...

["Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2000v1
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The aim of this paper is to determine and compare the environmental factors controlling longitudinal colonisation of periphytic algae in agricultural and urbanization effects of a lowland river, the Tundzha River, located in Turkish Tunca. To investigate the effect...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1953v1
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Compensatory mortality is a key concept in sustainable resource development and predator-prey theory. Two driving mechanisms underlie compensatory mortality: seasonality and density dependence. Indeed, density dependence is fundamental to being able to achieve...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1944v1
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Water temperature is a primary driver of stream ecosystems and commonly forms the basis of stream classifications. Robust models of stream temperature are critical as the climate changes, but estimating daily stream temperature poses several important challenges....

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1578v1
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