Academic Articles November 10

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Options for prioritizing sites for biodiversity conservation with implications for “30 by 30”

  • Source: Biological Conservation
  • Author(s): R. Travis Belote et al.
  • International and national initiatives aim to conserve at least 30% of lands and waters by 2030. To safeguard biodiversity, conservation actions must be distributed in places that represent ecosystem and species diversity. Various methods of prioritizing sites for conservation have been used in local…

Factors Outside Privately Protected Areas Determine Mammal Assemblages in a Global Biodiversity Hotspot in the Andes

  • Source: Global Ecology and Conservation
  • Author(s): María Juliana Bedoya-Durán et al.
  • Privately protected areas with voluntary forest protection are promoted as an innovative solution for biodiversity conservation across the globe, particularly in regions where high biological diversity is threatened by agricultural expansion and human disturbance such as the tropical Andes…

Are well-studied marine biodiversity hotspots still blackspots for animal barcoding?

  • Source: Global Ecology and Conservation
  • Author(s): Francesco Mugnai et al.
  • Marine biodiversity underpins ecosystem health and societal well-being. Preservation of biodiversity hotspots is a global challenge. Molecular tools, like DNA barcoding and metabarcoding, hold great potential for biodiversity monitoring, possibly outperforming more traditional taxonomic methods…

The Time Machine framework: monitoring and prediction of biodiversity loss

  • Source: Trends in Ecology & Evolution 
  • Author(s): Niamh Eastwood et al.
  • Just like a time machine, we go back in time and reconstruct a library of biological, chemical, environmental and functional changes at a yearly resolution, enabling the understanding of the spatiotemporal impacts of abiotic change on ecosystems and their services…

Nature‐based Solutions to tackle climate change and restore biodiversity

  • Source: Journal of Applied Ecology
  • Author(s): Hollie Folkard-Tapp et al.
  • Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are a promising approach to address a broad range of societal challenges, such as reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide while increasing habitat and biodiversity. A report by the British Ecological Society on NbS found that it can never be a substitute for the need to reduce fossil…

Identifying management opportunities to combat climate, land, and marine threats across less climate exposed coral reefs

  • Source: Conservation Biology
  • Author(s): Caitlin D. Kuempel et al.
  • Conserving coral reefs is critical for maintaining marine biodiversity, protecting coastlines, and supporting livelihoods in many coastal communities. Climate change threatens coral reefs globally, but researchers have identified a portfolio coral reefs (bioclimatic units, BCUs) that are relatively…

Different extinction debts among plants and arthropods after loss of grassland amount and connectivity

  • Source: Biological Conservation
  • Author(s): Balázs Deák et al.
  • A decrease in habitat amount and connectivity causes immediate or delayed species extinctions in transformed landscapes due to reduced functional connections among populations and altered environmental conditions. We assessed the effects of present and historical grassland amount…

The bear-berry connection: Ecological and management implications of brown bears’ food habits in a highly touristic protected area

  • Source: Biological Conservation
  • Author(s): Alberto García-Rodríguez et al.
  • Diet studies are essential to understand animal ecology and ecosystem dynamics, especially in the case of large omnivores. These studies are particularly relevant in areas where human disturbance is intense and, thus, species dietary patterns might change due to the easy accessibility of food resources…

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