Academic Articles March 16

Source: Environmental groups urge UN biodiversity talks to embrace a ‘Nature-Positive by 2030’ goal


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Synthesizing habitat connectivity analyses of a globally important human‐dominated tiger‐conservation landscape

  • Source: Conservation Biology
  • Author(s): Jay M. Schoen MD et al.
  • As ecological data and associated analyses become more widely available, synthesizing results for effective communication with stakeholders is essential. In the case of wildlife corridors, managers in human-dominated landscapes need to identify both the locations of corridors and multiple stakeholders…

Refining carbon credits to contribute to large carnivore conservation: The jaguar as a case study

  • Source: Conservation Letters
  • Author(s): Matthew Hyde et al.
  • Carbon credits through Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) offer a unique opportunity to positively impact habitat and biodiversity conservation. Few financial tools are available to jaguar conservationists to conserve forest habitats; thus carbon credits are of great interest…

Land management explains major trends in forest structure and composition over the last millennium in California’s Klamath Mountains

  • Source: PNAS
  • Author(s): Clarke A. Knight et al.
  • We provide the first assessment of aboveground live tree biomass in a mixed conifer forest over the late Holocene. The biomass record, coupled with local Native oral history and fire scar records, shows that Native burning practices, along with a natural lightning-based fire regime, promoted long-term stability…

Biodiversity impacts and conservation implications of urban land expansion projected to 2050

  • Source: PNAS
  • Author(s): Rohan D. Simkin et al.
  • Understanding the impacts of urbanization and the associated urban land expansion on species is vital for informed urban planning that minimizes biodiversity loss. Predicting habitat that will be lost to urban land expansion for over 30,000 species under three different future scenarios, we find that up to 855 species…

Conservation strategies for the climate crisis: An update on three decades of biodiversity management recommendations from science

  • Source: Biological Conservation
  • Author(s): B.C. McLaughlin et al.
  • We reviewed three decades of recommendations for biodiversity management with climate change. Recommended strategies have remained remarkably consistent over the past 30 years, with an enduring reliance on conventional conservation approaches. However, recommendations have moved toward…

A systematic map of human-carnivore coexistence

  • Source: Biological Conservation
  • Author(s): Cassandre C. Venumière-Lefebvre et al.
  • Research on human-carnivore coexistence has increased exponentially. Coexistence is rarely and inconsistently defined; we offer a simplified definition. Coexistence research focuses on large rather than endangered carnivores. Coexistence research is primarily led by European and North American authors…

Compensatory human and predator risk trade-offs in neonatal white-tailed deer

  • Source: Global Ecology and Conservation
  • Author(s): Todd M. Kautz et al.
  • We evaluated how landscape and physiological characteristics influenced white-tailed fawn risk from predators, anthropogenic causes, and non-predation natural causes (i.e., disease, injury, or starvation). We monitored 363 fawns and identified 166 mortalities in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan…

Arapaima Co-Management Through The Lens Of The Protected Areas Assets Framework

  • Source: Journal for Nature Conservation
  • Author(s): N.C. Gamarra et al.
  • An extensive network of Protected Areas (PA) has been established across the Brazilian Amazon, but this PA system still suffers from a shortage of funding resources and environmental managers. New conservation strategies that successfully align social aspirations with biodiversity conservation…

In defence of soil biodiversity: Towards an inclusive protection in the European Union

  • Source: Biological Conservation
  • Author(s): J. Köninger et al.
  • The EU recently announced ambitious goals to better protect soil and its ecosystems. However, soil biodiversity is not adequately protected through policy instruments. We found soil biodiversity protection best achieved as joint action at the EU level…
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