Academic Articles February 3rd

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Biodiversity conservation strategies for the Yellow River basin based on the Three Conditions Framework

  • Source: Biodiversity Science
  • Author(s): Yue Cao et al.
  • Ecological conservation and high-quality development in the Yellow River basin have become national focuses for China. Therefore, it is important to study the biodiversity conservation strategies for the Yellow River basin. This paper utilizes the implementation framework of “Three Global Conditions for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use”…

Webs of well-designed conservation corridors maintain river ecosystem integrity and biodiversity in plantation mosaics

  • Source: Biological Conservation
  • Author(s): Gabriella Kietzka, James Pryke, René Gaigher, Michael Samways
  • Landscape transformation and subsequent habitat loss locally extirpate populations and threaten ecosystem health. Timber plantations are a major threat to grassland ecosystems globally. An effective mitigation measure is the instigation of webs of large conservation corridors as ecological networks…

Barriers for big snakes: incorporating animal behaviour and morphology into road mortality mitigation design

  • Source: Global Ecology and Conservation
  • Author(s): Matthew Macpherson, Jacqueline Litzgus, Patrick Weatherhead, Stephen Lougheed
  • To combat worldwide decline in biodiversity, many conservation strategies have been developed to counter anthropogenic threats. Among these is roadside barrier fencing designed to mitigate road mortality, a major threat to many terrestrial vertebrates…

The threat of invasive species to IUCN-listed critically endangered species: a systematic review

  • Source: Global Ecology and Conservation
  • Author(s): Manuel-Angel Dueñas, David Hemming, Amy Roberts, Hilda Diaz-Soltero
  • We conducted a comprehensive review of the research literature on the impacts of invasive species on critically endangered species that are included in the IUCN Red List. This review reveals that, globally, invasive species threaten 14% of all critically endangered terrestrial vertebrate species…

Impacts of invasive plants on animal behaviour

  • Source: Ecology Letters
  • Author(s): Peter Stewart, Russell Hill, Philip Stephens, Mark Whittingham, Wayne Dawson
  • The spread of invasive species is a threat to ecosystems worldwide. Here, we explore how invasive plants impact the behaviour of native animals. To promote a mechanistic understanding of these behavioural impacts, we begin by introducing a mechanistic framework…

The Consequences of Glacier Retreat Are Uneven Between Plant Species

  • Source: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
  • Author(s): Gianalberto Losapio et al.
  • Glaciers are retreating worldwide, exposing new terrain to colonization by plants. Recently-deglaciated terrains have been a subject of ecological studies for a long time, as they represent a unique natural model system for examining the effects of global warming associated with glacier retreat on biodiversity…

Roads, forest cover, and topography as factors affecting the occurrence of large carnivores: the case of the Andean bear

  • Source: Global Ecology and Conservation
  • Author(s): N.Morrell, R. Appleton, P. Arcese
  • Global declines in large-bodied terrestrial vertebrates are widely linked to human disturbance and habitat loss. Identifying remaining opportunities to conserve areas wherein such species may persist or might be reintroduced has thus become a key challenge in biodiversity conservation globally…

Urbanization shapes bird communities and nest survival, but not their food quantity

  • Source: Global Ecology and Conservation
  • Author(s): Kornélia Kurucz, Jenő Purger, Péter Batáry
  • To explore the effect of urban areas on avian communities, we examined differences in species richness and abundance of birds, and survival probabilities of artificial shrub nests along an urbanization gradient…

Land privatization and deforestation in a commodity production frontier

  • Source: Conservation Letters
  • Author(s): Melina Faingerch, María Vallejos, Marcos Texeira, Matías Mastrangelo
  • Conservation policies often promote land privatization to reduce incentives for deforestation. However, empirical evidence on the relationship between land‐tenure form and forest conservation outcomes is inconclusive. We combined key informant mapping and geospatial analyses to test the association…

Defining priority areas for blue whale conservation and investigating overlap with vessel traffic in Chilean Patagonia, using a fast-fitting movement model

  • Source: Scientific Reports
  • Author(s): Luis Bedriñana-Romano et al.
  • Defining priority areas and risk evaluation is of utmost relevance for endangered species` conservation. For the blue whale, we aim to assess environmental habitat selection drivers, priority areas for conservation and overlap with vessel traffic off northern Chilean Patagonia…

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