Academic Articles May 4

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  • Climate-tracking species are not invasive
    • Source: Nature Climate Change
    • Author(s): Mark C. Urban
    • Applying an invasive framework to native species that are shifting their ranges in response to climate change adopts an adversarial, local and static paradigm that is often at odds with protecting global biodiversity.
  • Thousands of miles of planned Asian roads threaten the heart of tiger habitat
    • Source: Science Advances
    • Author(s): Neil Carter, Alexander Killion, Tara Easter, Jodi Brandt, Adam Ford
    • Nearly 15,000 miles of new Asian roads will be built in tiger habitat by mid-century, deepening the big cat’s extinction risk and highlighting the need for bold new conservation measures now, according to a new study.
  • Climate or biodiversity?
    • Source: Nature Climate Change
    • Author(s): Tegan Armarego-Marriott 
    • Climate change and the rapid rate of biodiversity loss are two defining environmental crises of our time, but approaches to deal with one often neglect the other.
  • Mitigating negative livelihood impacts of no-take MPAs on small-scale fishers
    • Source: Biological Conservation
    • Author(s): Me’ira Mizrahi et al.
    • Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have the potential to support small-scale fishers in managing their resources. However, a general failure to consider the varying levels of vulnerability of fishers has resulted in MPAs that, often unintentionally, adversely impact small-scale fishers.
  • Global trends in mangrove forest fragmentation
    • Source: Nature Scientific Reports
    • Author(s): Dale N. Bryan-Brown et al.
    • Fragmentation is a major driver of ecosystem degradation, reducing the capacity of habitats to provide many important ecosystem services.
  • Caution Needed When Predicting Species Threat Status for Conservation Prioritization on a Global Scale
    • Source: Frontiers in Plant Science
    • Author(s): Walker Barnaby E., Leão Tarciso C. C., Bachman Steven P., Bolam Friederike C., Nic Lughadha Eimear
    • The recent Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report highlighted the large scale of extinction risks to biodiversity (Díaz et al., 2019). Assessing species’ extinction risk is vital for setting conservation priorities and the first step toward.
  • Climate change and vessel traffic create networks of invasion in marine protected areas
    • Source: Journal of Applied Ecology
    • Author(s): Josephine C. Iacarella et al.
    • Establishment of protected areas to maintain biodiversity requires identification, prioritization, and management of stressors that may undermine conservation goals. Nonindigenous species and climate change are critical ecosystem stressors that need greater attention in the context.

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