Academic Articles Oct. 15

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.


  • Spillover effect offsets the conservation effort in the Amazon
    • Source: Journal of Geographical Science
    • Author: Yue Dou, Ramon Felipe Bicudo da Silva, Hongbo Yang, Jianguo Liu
    • Abstract: New research suggests that protecting the Amazon rainforest from deforestation may just be shifting the damage to a less renowned neighbor. The unintended consequences are profound.
  • Red List updates and the robustness of sites selected for conservation of red-listed species
    • Source: Global Ecology and Conservation
      Author:  Ivar Gjerde, John-Arvid Grytnes, Einar Heegaard, Magne Sætersdal, Lise Tingstad
      Abstract: The long-term success of sites selected for species conservation depends on the persistence of target species. Red List species or threatened species lists are frequently defined as target species, but when Red Lists are updated, their species composition may change. Here we investigate the effects of Red List updates…
  • Situating the Half-Earth proposal in distributive justice: Conditions for just conservation
    • Source: Biological Conservation
    • Author(s): Anna Wienhues
    • Abstract: The Half-Earth proposal (or ‘Nature Needs Half’) was put forward as an answer to the current sixth mass extinction crisis on Earth and sparked a debate with disagreement on empirical and normative questions. In this paper I focus on the so far undertheorised normative debate and will provide some conditions that would need to be fulfilled in order for the Half-Earth proposal to serve justice….
  • Ocean Solutions to Address Climate Change and Its Effects on Marine Ecosystems
    • Source: Frontiers in Marine Science
    • Author(s): Jean-Pierre Gattuso et al.
    • Abstract: The Paris Agreement target of limiting global surface warming to 1.5–2C compared to pre-industrial levels by 2100 will still heavily impact the ocean. While ambitious mitigation and adaptation are both needed, the ocean provides major opportunities for action to reduce climate change globally and its impacts on vital ecosystems and ecosystem services. 
  • Effects of seascape connectivity on reserve performance along exposed coastlines
    • Source: Conservation Biology
    • Author(s): Nicholas L. Ortodossi et al.
    • Abstract: Seascape connectivity (landscape connectivity in the sea) can modify reserve performance in low-energy marine ecosystems (eg, coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrass), but it is not clear whether similar spatial linkages also shape reserve on high-energy, exposed coastlines. 

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