Academic Articles October 06

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Downscaling the Atlantic Forest biodiversity hotspot: Using the distribution of bats to find smaller hotspots with conservation priority

  • Source: Biological Conservation
  • Author(s): Carolina Blefari Batista et al.
  • The Atlantic Forest (AF) is one of the most important and threatened biodiversity hotspots worldwide, and despite its wide geographical extension, only 9.1% of its area is under legal protection. Due to the low investment of resources, it is important to identify conservation priority areas…

Effectiveness of conservation interventions globally for degraded peatlands in cool-climate regions

  • Source: Biological Conservation
  • Author(s): Jessica A. Rowland et al.
  • Peatlands support unique biodiversity and provide essential ecosystem services, such as regulating climate and providing freshwater and food. However, land-use change, resource extraction and changing climates are threatening peatlands globally. Restoring degraded peatlands requires…

Does threatened species listing status predict climate change risk? A case study with Australian Persoonia (Proteaceae) species

  • Source: Global Ecology and Conservation
  • Author(s): Samantha E. Andres et al.
  • Climate change risk assessments are essential for the successful conservation and management of species under future climates. However, many management plans fail to include such assessments when evaluating threats to species or ecological communities. Species distribution models (SDMs)…

Dancing bees evaluate central urban forage resources as superior to agricultural land

  • Source: Journal of Applied Ecology
  • Author(s): Ash E. Samuelson et al.
  • From the self-reported perspective of a generalist pollinator, forage was easier to find in heavily urbanized areas than in the modern agricultural landscapes that we studied. A focus on continuous spatial and temporal provision within agricultural environments is key to redressing this imbalance….

Nature-dependent people: Mapping human direct use of nature for basic needs across the tropics

  • Source: Global Environmental Change
  • Author(s): Giacomo Fedele et al.
  • Nature is a direct primary source of food, clean water, and energy for many population groups lacking alternatives. 1.2 billion people in tropical countries (30% of their population) are highly dependent on nature for basic human needs. Nature-based strategies must be carefully designed to…

Prevalence of sustainable and unsustainable use of wild species inferred from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

  • Source: Conservation Biology
  • Author(s): Sophie M. E. Marsh et al.
  • Unsustainable exploitation of wild species represents a serious threat to biodiversity and to the livelihoods of local communities and Indigenous peoples. However, managed, sustainable use has the potential to forestall extinctions, aid recovery, and meet human needs. We analyzed species-level…

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