Academic Articles Jul. 23

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.


  • Marine heatwaves in a changing climate
    • Source: Nature News and Views
    • Author(s): Michael G. Jacox
    • Heatwaves in the ocean can rapidly disrupt marine ecosystems and the economies that depend on them. A global analysis of these events casts light on their causes and sets the stage for revealing how they might change in the future.
  • Operationalizing the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems in public policy
    • Source: Conservation Letters
    • Author(s): Alberto J. Alaniz  Jorge F. Pérez‐Quezada  Mauricio Galleguillos  Alexis E. Vásquez  David A. Keith
    • Abstract: Threats to ecosystems are closely linked to human development, whereas lack, insufficiency, and inefficiency of public policies are important drivers of environmental decline. Previous studies have discussed the contribution of IUCN’s Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) in conservation issues; however,…
  • The ecological outcomes of biodiversity offsets under “no net loss” policies: A global review
    • Source: Conservation Letters
    • Author(s): Sophus O. S. E. zu Ermgassen  Julia Baker  Richard A. Griffiths  Niels Strange  Matthew J. Struebig Joseph W. Bull
    • Abstract: No net loss (NNL) biodiversity policies mandating the application of a mitigation hierarchy (avoid, minimize, remediate, offset) to the ecological impacts of built infrastructure are proliferating globally. However, little is known about their effectiveness at achieving NNL outcomes. We reviewed…
  • Simulated elephant-induced habitat changes can create dynamic landscapes of fear
    • Source: Biological Conservation, Volume 237
    • Author(s): Urša Fležar, Elizabeth le Roux, Graham I.H. Kerley, Dries P.J. Kuijper, Mariska te Beest, Dave J. Druce, Dominique Prinsloo, Joris P.G.M. Cromsigt
    • Abstract: Landscapes of fear have become widely studied in the northern hemisphere, but are still largely understudied in the more complex, diverse carnivore-prey communities of Africa….
  • Spatial conservation planning with ecological and economic feedback effects
    • Source: Biological Conservation, Volume 237
    • Author(s): Cecilia Larrosa, Luis R. Carrasco, Leandro R. Tambosi, Cristina Banks-Leite, E.J. Milner-Gulland
    • Abstract: Most spatial conservation prioritisations being implemented across the globe are based on static approaches to conservation planning. These use snapshots of systems to support decision-making….
  • New approach needed to address Anthropocene risk
    • Source: Nature Sustainability
    • Author(s): Patrick W. Keys, Victor Galaz, Michelle Dyer, Nathanial Matthews, Carl Folke, Magnus Nyström & Sarah E. Cornell.
    • A team of international researchers led by Colorado State University is calling for a new approach to understanding environmental risks in the Anthropocene, the current geological age in which humans are a dominant force of change on the planet.

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