Academic Articles Jan. 14

Source: Looking beyond protected areas: Identifying conservation compatible landscapes in agro-forest mosaics in north-eastern India

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  • Catalyzing fisheries conservation investment
    • Source: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
    • Author(s): Timothy P Fitzgerald, Phoebe R Higgins, Emma Quilligan, Suresh A Sethi, John Tobin‐de la Puente
    • Wild‐caught fish account for approximately one‐half of all seafood consumed globally, yet there is strong evidence that improved science and management are needed to ensure the biological, economic, and social sustainability of this critical food source. Presently, insufficient resources are allocated…
  • Citizen science in developing countries: how to improve volunteer participation
    • Source: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
    • Author(s): Fabrice Requier, Georg KS Andersson, Facundo J Oddi, Lucas A Garibaldi
    • Citizen science is a powerful tool for connecting members of the public with research and for obtaining large amounts of data. However, it is far less commonly implemented in developing countries than in developed countries. We conducted a large‐scale citizen‐science program monitoring honey bee
  • Rewilding of Fukushima’s human evacuation zone
    • Source: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
    • Author(s): Phillip C Lyons, Kei Okuda, Matthew T Hamilton, Thomas G Hinton, James C Beasley
    • There is substantial interest in understanding the ecological impacts of the nuclear accidents at the Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants. However, population‐level data for large mammals have been limited, and there remains much speculation regarding the status of wildlife species in…
  • Importance of Indigenous Peoples’ lands for the conservation of Intact Forest Landscapes
    • Source: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
    • Author(s): John E Fa et al
    • Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) are critical strongholds for the environmental services that they provide, not least for their role in climate protection. On the basis of information about the distributions of IFLs and Indigenous Peoples’ lands, we examined the importance of these areas for conserving…
  • Who studies where? Boosting tropical conservation research where it is most needed
    • Source: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
    • Author(s): Ana L Reboredo Segovia, Donato Romano, Paul R Armsworth
    • Despite the mounting threats that tropical ecosystems face, conservation in the tropics remains severely under‐researched relative to temperate systems. Efforts to address this knowledge gap have so far largely failed to analyze the relationship between an author’s choice of study site and that author’s…
  • Humanity’s footprint is squashing world’s wildlife
    • Source: Global Ecology and Conservation
    • Author(s): Christopher J O’Bryan et al
    • Using the most comprehensive dataset on the ‘human footprint,’ which maps the accumulated impact of human activities on the land’s surface, researchers found intense human pressures across the range of a staggering 20,529 terrestrial vertebrate species.
  • Fish species benefit from marine protection to varying extents
    • Source: Journal of Applied Ecology
    • Author(s): Shane A. Blowes et al
    • Marine protected areas reduce fish mortality by limiting harvesting and reducing habitat destruction. They are often designed and implemented to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable fisheries. New research shows these conservation efforts lead not only to an increase in the total number…
  • Geographers find tipping point in deforestation
    • Source: Geophysical Research Letters
    • Author(s): J. Nowosad, T. F. Stepinski
    • Geography researchers have identified a tipping point for deforestation that leads to rapid forest loss. Researchers used high-resolution satellite images to study landscapes in 9-kilometer-wide blocks across every inch of the planet between 1992 and 2015. They found that deforestation occurs comparatively…
  • The effect of climate change on the resilience of ecosystems with adaptive spatial pattern formation
    • Source: Ecology Letters
    • Author(s): Robbin Bastiaansen, Arjen Doelman, Maarten B. Eppinga, Max Rietkerk
    • Classical measures of resilience cannot capture the emerging dynamics in spatially self‐organized, patterned systems, including transitions between patterned states that have limited impact on ecosystem structure and productivity. To complement these classical concepts, we present a framework of interlinked…
  • Environmental market design for large-scale marine conservation
    • Source: Nature Sustainability
    • Author(s): Juan Carlos Villaseñor-Derbez, John Lynham & Christopher Costello
    • We simulate and test an international fisheries management scheme with transferable fishing rights that incentivizes, rather than hinders, large-scale marine conservation.
  • The Amazon: biofuels plan will drive deforestation
    • Source: Nature
    • Author(s): Lucas Ferrante & Philip M. Fearnside
    • The scientific community, Brazil’s policymakers and the public need to take coordinated action against plans to amplify biofuel production at the expense of the Amazon rainforest.
  • Conservation must capitalise on climate’s moment
    • Source: Nature Communications
    • Author(s): Charlie J. Gardner, Matthew J. Struebig & Zoe G. Davies
    • The health of the natural environment has never been a greater concern, but attention to biodiversity loss is being eclipsed by the climate crisis. We argue that conservationists must seize the agenda to put biodiversity at the heart of climate policy.

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