Academic Articles Jan. 30

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.

  • Grounding nature-based climate solutions in sound biodiversity science
    • Source: Nature Climate Change
    • Author(s): Nathalie Seddon, Beth Turner, Pam Berry, Alexandre Chausson & Cécile A. J. Girardin 
    • Abstract: The current narrow focus on afforestation in climate policy runs the risk of compromising long-term carbon storage, human adaptation and efforts to preserve biodiversity. An emphasis on diverse, intact natural ecosystems — as opposed to fast-growing tree plantations — will help nations to deliver Paris Agreement goals and much more.
  • Changes in area and number of nature reserves in China – Ma – – Conservation Biology
    • Source: Conservation Biology
    • Author(s): Zhijun Ma et al.
    • Abstract: Nature reserves (NR) are the cornerstone of biodiversity conservation. Over the past 60 years, the rapid expansion of NRs in China, one of the world’s megadiverse countries, has played a critical role in slowing biodiversity loss. We examined the changes in the number and area of China’s NRs from 1956 to 2014 and analyzed the effect of economic development on the expansion of China’s NRs from 2005 to 2014 with linear models. 
  • National contributions to global ecosystem values
    • Source: Conservation Biology
    • Author(s): Laura E. Coristine et al.
    • Abstract: Current conservation templates prioritize biogeographic regions with high intensity ecosystem values, such as exceptional species richness or threat. Intensity‐based targets are an important consideration in global efforts, but they do not capture all available opportunities to conserve ecosystem values, including those that accrue in low intensity over large areas. 

Post Archives