Academic Articles January 12

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Title identifying key federal, state, and private lands strategies for achieving 30 × 30 in the United States

  • Source: Conservation Letters
  • Author(s): Lindsay M. Dreiss and Jacob W. Malcom
  • Achieving ambitious goals to conserve at least 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 2030 (“30 × 30”) will require a multiscale baseline understanding of current protections, key decisionmakers, and policy tools for moving forward. To help conservationists and decisionmakers support the science-based…

The need, opportunities, and challenges for creating a standardized framework for marine restoration monitoring and reporting

  • Source: Biological Conservation
  • Author(s): Aaron M. Eger et al.
  • Marine ecosystems have been used, impacted by, and managed by human populations for millennia. As ecosystem degradation has been a common outcome of these activities, marine management increasingly considers ecosystem restoration. Currently, there is no coherent data recording format…

Human disturbance is the most limiting factor driving habitat selection of a large carnivore throughout Continental Europe

  • Source: Biological Conservation
  • Author(s): Lucia Ripari et al.
  • Habitat selection is a multi-scale process driven by trade-offs between benefits, such as resource abundance, and disadvantages, such as the avoidance of risk. The latter includes human disturbances, to which large carnivores, with their large spatial requirements, are especially sensitive…

Distribution models combined with standardized surveys reveal widespread habitat loss in a threatened turtle species

  • Source: Biological Conservation
  • Author(s): Lisabeth L. Willey et al.
  • Turtles are among the most threatened vertebrate groups, and reconstruction of population and distributional trends can be important for evaluating their status and defining conservation targets. Using a two-phase modeling approach along with occurrence records and field surveys…

Forest fragments prioritization based on their connectivity contribution for multiple Atlantic Forest mammals

  • Source: Biological Conservation
  • Author(s): M. E. Iezzi et al.
  • Natural environments worldwide are increasingly restricted to smaller and isolated patches, resulting in major threats to biodiversity. To prioritize conservation efforts, it is important to assess the relative contribution of the habitat remnants to landscape connectivity…

Impacting habitat connectivity of the endangered Florida panther for the transition to utility‐scale solar energy 

  • Source: Journal of Applied Ecology
  • Author(s): Olena V. Leskova et al.
  • The number of utility-scale solar energy (USSE) facility installations is increasing rapidly throughout Florida, and while important in combatting carbon emissions and climate change, they pose additional threats to Florida panther habitat and dispersal corridors…

The geography of international conservation interest in South American deforestation frontiers

  • Source: Conservation Letters
  • Author(s): Siyu Qin et al.
  • International funding is increasingly important in supporting conservation in mega-biodiverse countries. However, it remains unclear which donors invest in which conservation objectives and where, making it difficult to identify gaps and key actors to influence. Here we identified 1947 foreign-aided…

Sustainable linear infrastructure route planning model to balance conservation and socioeconomic development

  • Source: Biological Conservation
  • Author(s): Shuyao Wu and Binbin V. Li
  • Linear infrastructures, such as roads, highways and railways, can bring significant social and economic benefits while posing great threats to local environment and biodiversity. Although processes such as Strategic Environmental Assessment have been increasingly applied during the route planning stage…

Teaching nonviolent communication to increase empathy between people and toward wildlife to promote human–wildlife coexistence

  • Source: Conservation Letters
  • Author(s): Ruth Kansky and Tarek Maassarani
  • Promoting human–wildlife coexistence in complex systems where both relationships between people and toward wildlife need to be managed is challenging. We applied nonviolent communication (NVC) training as part of a participatory dialogue program to increase empathic concern toward wildlife…

Biodiversity at disequilibrium: updating conservation strategies in cities

  • Source: Trends in Ecology & Evolution
  • Author(s): Rong Wang et al.
  • Greenspaces represent an ark for urban biodiversity, but understanding their carrying capacity to sustain species remains challenging. Old greenspaces that were fragmented from natural habitats are now overcrowded, while revegetated new greenspaces remain vacant. This is because they have different processes…

Site fidelity as a maladaptive behavior in the Anthropocene

  • Source: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
  • Author(s): Jerod A. Merkle et al.
  • By developing familiarity with a particular location, site fidelity provides a range of benefits and is advantageous in stable or predictable environments. However, the Anthropocene is characterized by rates of environmental change that outpace the evolutionary history of extant taxa…

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