Academic Article Sep. 9

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.


  • The future of Blue Carbon science
    • Source: Nature Communications
    • Author(s): Peter I. Macreadie et al.
    • Abstract: The term Blue Carbon (BC) was first coined a decade ago to describe the disproportionately large contribution of coastal vegetated ecosystems to global carbon sequestration. The role of BC in climate change mitigation and adaptation has now reached international prominence. To help prioritise future research, we assembled leading experts in the field to agree upon the top-ten pending questions in BC science…
  • When protected areas produce source populations of overabundant species
    • Source: Biological Conservation
    • Author(s): Elena H. West, Kristin Brunk, M. Zachariah Peery
    • Abstract: While protected areas are a cornerstone of biodiversity conservation, human activities in these areas can negatively affect native species in direct and indirect ways. However, the potential effects of food subsidies provided by visitors on the local- and landscape-scale population dynamics of overabundant species, and how these effects may be augmented by human development outside of parks, are largely unexplored…
  • Diversity increases ecosystem stability
    • Source: Global Change Biology
    • Author(s): Florian Schnabel et al.
    • Forestry scientists demonstrate that forests that are more diverse are also more productive and more resilient.
  • Scientists must act on our own warnings to humanity
    • Source: Nature Ecology & Evolution
    • Author(s): Charlie J. Gardner & Claire F. R. Wordley
    • We face interconnected planetary emergencies threatening our climate and ecosystems. Charlie J. Gardner and Claire F. R. Wordley argue that scientists should join civil disobedience movements to fight these unprecedented crises.
  • Non‐native species are a global issue for marine protected areas
    • Source: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
    • Author(s): Josephine C Iacarella, Dominique Saheed, Anya Dunham, Natalie C Ban
    • The global extent of marine protected areas (MPAs) is increasing as nations strive to meet UN conservation targets, yet non‐native species (NNS) are a critically overlooked stressor that threatens MPA conservation goals. Despite evidence that marine NNS affect protected species and habitats, there is…

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