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  • A PLOS Collection Biodiversity Conservation

    PLOS ONE takes great pleasure to announce the launch of our Biodiversity Conservation Collection. Biodiversity is the backbone of ecosystems and maintaining diversity through conservation is critical…

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  • A PLOS Collection Plastics in the Environment

    Plastic pollution in the natural environment is a global problem, with an estimated five trillion plastic pieces weighing over 250,000 tonnes afloat in the oceans in 2014 [1]. Plastic pollution has…

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  • A PLOS Collection Life in Extreme Environments

    The study of life in extreme environments is a highly interdisciplinary subject, which helps further the understanding of the biological and biogeochemical processes taking place in various…

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  • A PLOS Collection Urban Ecology

    This collection, curated by Academic Editor Christopher Lepczyk in collaboration with PLOS ONE staff editors, features some of the interdisciplinary urban ecology research published in PLOS ONE. From…

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  • A PLOS Collection Measuring Forest Conservation Effectiveness

    Scholars and practitioners have repeatedly called for more and better impact evaluation of conservation policies. This PLOS ONE collection brings together a series of studies that evaluate the…

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  • A PLOS Collection Oceanic Metagenomics Collection

    The J. Craig Venter Institute's Global Ocean Sampling Expedition revealed an enormous amount of previously unexplored diversity in the world's oceans. In addition to the research articles, this…

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  • A PLOS Collection Confronting Climate Change in the Age of Denial

    Most scientists believe that climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time -- if not the greatest challenge. Yet too often, efforts to communicate science-based information about the…

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  • A PLOS Collection Open Highlights: Birds, Blooms, and Evolving Diversity

    How the traits that distinguish species develop and diversify over time is a long-standing question in the field of evolutionary biology. This Open Highlight investigates how species have evolved…

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  • A PLOS Collection GIGA: Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance research

    GIGA is an international non-profit community of scientists dedicated to promoting genomics research of diverse non-model invertebrate species. Invertebrates comprise over 95% of all animal species…

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  • A PLOS Collection Sauropod Gigantism: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach

    Sauropod dinosaurs were the largest terrestrial animals to roam the Earth, exceeding all other land-dwelling vertebrates in both mean and maximal body size. While convergently evolving many features…

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