Academic Articles Apr. 2

The latest academic papers on conservation. If you have a paper that you would like to share, please get in contact with us. Click on the title to follow the link to each article. Please note that some of these articles are behind a paywall.


  • Finding the essential: Improving conservation monitoring across scales
    • Source: Global Ecology and Conservation
    • Author(s): C.A. Guerra, L. Pendleton, E.G. Drakou, V. Proença, W. Appeltans, T. Domingos, G. Geller, M. Giamberini, M. Gill, H. Hummel, S. Imperio, M. McGeoch, A. Provenzale, I. Serral, A. Stritih, E. Turak, P. Vihervaara,…
    • Abstract: Here we develop a framework that uses an ecosystem-focused approach to support managers in identifying essential variables in an integrated and scalable approach. We advocate that this approach can complement current essential variable developments, by allowing conservation managers to draw…
  • Terrestrial vertebrates as surrogates for selecting conservation areas in a biodiversity hotspot in Mexico
    • Source: Conservation Science and Practice
    • Author(s): AG Monroy‐Gamboa, MÁ Briones‐Salas, S Sarkar, V Sánchez-Cordero
    • Abstract: Systematic conservation planning (SCP) identifies priority areas for biodiversity conservation using surrogates for adequate representation of biodiversity content. The use of multiple well-known taxonomic groups rather than single ones as a surrogate set is expected to enable a better representation of most important biodiversity constituents in prioritizing conservation areas.
  • Where to draw the line? Using movement data to inform protected area design and conserve mobile species
    • Source: Biological Conservation
    • Author(s): CY Choi, HB Peng, P He et al.
    • Abstract: Protected areas (PAs) are a cornerstone of modern conservation. For PAs that are established to conserve mobile species, it is important to cover all the key areas regularly used by these species. However, zonation and boundaries of PAs have often been established with limited knowledge of animal movements, leaving the effectiveness of some PAs doubtful.

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