Academic Articles Dec. 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.


  • Ecological networks: Pursuing the shortest path, however narrow and crooked
    • Source: Scientific Reports
    • Author(s): Andrea Costa et al
    • Representing data as networks cuts across all sub-disciplines in ecology and evolutionary biology. Besides providing a compact representation of the interconnections between agents, network analysis allows the identification of especially important nodes, according to various metrics that often rely on the calculation of the shortest paths connecting any two nodes.
  • Integrating climate adaptation and biodiversity conservation in the global ocean
    • Source: Science Advances
    • Author(s): Derek P. Tittensor et al
    • The impacts of climate change and the socioecological challenges they present are ubiquitous and increasingly severe. Practical efforts to operationalize climate-responsive design and management in the global network of marine protected areas (MPAs) are required to ensure long-term effectiveness for…
  • Latest climate models confirm need for urgent mitigation
    • Source: Nature Climate Change
    • Author(s): Piers M. Forster, Amanda C. Maycock, Christine M. McKenna & Christopher J. Smith
    • Many recently updated climate models show greater future warming than previously. Separate lines of evidence suggest that their warming rates may be unrealistically high, but the risk of such eventualities only emphasizes the need for rapid and deep reductions in emissions.
  • Integrating functional connectivity and fire management for better conservation outcomes
    • Source: Conservation Biology
    • Author(s): H. Sitters, J. Di Stefano
    • Globally, the mean abundance of terrestrial animals has fallen by 50% since 1970, and populations face ongoing threats associated with habitat loss, fragmentation, climate change and disturbance. Climate change can influence the quality of remaining habitat directly, and indirectly by precipitating…
  • Contribution of European forests to safeguard wild honeybee populations
    • Source: Conservation Letters
    • Author(s): Fabrice Requier et al
    • Recent studies reveal the use of tree cavities by wild honeybee colonies in European forests. This highlights the conservation potential of forests for a highly threatened component of the native entomofauna in Europe, but currently no estimate of potential wild honeybee population sizes exists….
  • When all life counts in conservation
    • Source: Conservation Biology
    • Author(s): Arian D. Wallach et al
    • Conservation biology involves the collection and analysis of data. These scientific practices emerge from values that shape who and what is counted. Currently, conservation data is filtered through a value system that considers “native” life the only appropriate subject of conservation concern….
  • Shark conservation hindered by lack of habitat protection
    • Source: Global Ecology and Conservation
    • Author(s): Charlotte A. Birkmanis, Julian C. Partridge, Leigh W. Simmons, M.R. Heupel, Ana M.M. Sequeira
    • Many of the world’s shark populations are in decline, indicating the need for improved conservation and management
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