Academic Articles Feb. 20

The latest academic papers on conservation. If you have a paper that you would like to share, please get in contact with us. Click on the title to follow the link to each article. Please note that some of these articles are behind a paywall.

  • Military training areas facilitate the recolonization of wolves in Germany
    • Source: Conservation Letters
    • Author(s): Ilka Reinhardt, Gesa Kluth, Carsten Nowak et al.
    • Abstract: Wolves (Canis lupus) are currently showing a remarkable comeback in the highly fragmented cultural landscapes of Germany. We here show that wolf numbers increased exponentially between 2000 and 2015 with an annual increase of about 36%. We demonstrate that the first territories in each newly…
  • Prioritizing restoration of fragmented landscapes for wildlife conservation: A graph-theoretic approach
    • Source: Biological Conservation, Volume 232
    • Author(s): Denys Yemshanov, Robert G. Haight, Frank H. Koch, Marc-André Parisien, Tom Swystun, Quinn Barber, A. Cole Burton, Salimur Choudhury, Ning Liu
    • Abstract: Anthropogenic disturbances fragmenting wildlife habitat greatly contribute to extinction risk for many species. In western Canada, four decades of oil and gas exploration have created a network of seismic lines, which are linear disturbances where seismic equipment operates…
  • Forest fires as an opportunity for ecosystem recovery
    • It is estimated that globally there are more than two million hectares of land in need of restoration. The fires that occurred in those places provided the people who manage them with an opportunity to change, via a suitable process of ecological restoration, the previous bad forestry practices.
  • China and India lead in greening of the world through land-use management
    • Source: Nature Sustainability
    • Author(s): Chi Chen, Taejin Park, Xuhui Wang et al.
    • Abstract: Recent satellite data (2000–2017) reveal a greening pattern that is strikingly prominent in China and India and overlaps with croplands world-wide. China alone accounts for 25% of the global net increase in leaf area with only 6.6% of global vegetated area..

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