Academic Articles Apr. 9

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.


  • Loss of habitat causes double damage to species richness
    • Loss and fragmentation of habitat are among the main reasons why biodiversity is decreasing in many places worldwide. Now, a research team has established that the destruction of habitat causes double damage to biodiversity; if habitat patches disappear, not only do the species living there become locally…
  • A slippery slope: How climate change is reshaping the Arctic landscape
    • Increasing ground temperatures in the Arctic are indicators of global climate change, but until recently, areas of cold permafrost were thought to be relatively immune to severe impacts. A new study, however, shows that areas of cold permafrost can be vulnerable to rising summer temperatures.
  • Scientists aim to conduct a global biodiversity census
    • A team of international environmentalists and data scientists have developed a plan for tracing the numbers and positions of our planet’s millions of plants and animal species – calling it as a biodiversity census.
  • Global ecological impacts of marine exotic species
    • Exotic species are a growing global ecological threat; however, their overall effects are insufficiently understood. While some exotic species are implicated in many species extinctions, others can provide benefits to the recipient…
  • Practical actions for applied systematic conservation planning
    • Source: Conservation Biology
    • Author(s): EA Botts, G Pence, S Holness, K Sink, A Skowno… 
    • Abstract: Systematic conservation planning is intended to inform spatially explicit decision making. Doing so requires that it be integrated into complex regulatory and governance processes, and there are limited instances where this has been achieved effectively. 

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