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High value of ecological information for river connectivity restoration
Donnerstag, 21. September 2017
Abstract Context Efficient restoration of longitudinal river connectivity relies on barrier mitigation prioritization tools that incorporate stream network spatial structure to maximize ecological benefits given limited resources. Typically, ecological benefits of barrier mitigation are measured using proxies such as the amount of accessible riverine habitat. Objectives...
Holding the line: three decades of prescribed fires halt but do not reverse woody encroachment in grasslands
Montag, 18. September 2017
Abstract Context Encroachment of woody vegetation represents a significant global threat to biodiversity in grasslands, but practices used to reverse encroachment are rarely evaluated comprehensively. Several factors may drive encroachment, such as land use history, alteration of disturbance regimes, and local environment, but their relative importance is poorly understood. Another complicating factor is that encroachment may proceed...
Spatio-temporal variation in foodscapes modifies deer browsing impact on vegetation
Mittwoch, 13. September 2017
Abstract Context Ungulate browsers often alter plant composition and reduce diversity in forests worldwide, yet our ability to predict browse impact on vegetation remains equivocal. Theory suggests, however, that ungulate distribution and foraging impacts are shaped by scale-dependent decisions based on variation in habitat composition and structure encountered within their home range...
Identifying environmental drivers of spatial genetic structure of the European pine marten ( Martes martes )
Montag, 11. September 2017
Abstract Context In a global context of erosion of biodiversity, the current environmental policy in Europe is oriented towards the creation and the preservation of ecological networks for wildlife. However, most of the management guidelines arose from a structural landscape diagnostic without truly taking into consideration species’ needs. Objectives We...
The role of bioclimatic features, landscape configuration and historical land use in the invasion of an Asian tree in subtropical Argentina
Montag, 11. September 2017
Abstract Context Knowing which factors determine the spread of plant invaders is a relevant issue in global ecology. Cultural landscapes both influence and are affected by exotic species. Although bioclimatic boundaries, seed sources and landscape configuration all control the invasion process, they have been mostly studied separately and independently from their distant...
A methodology for relating wetland configuration to human disturbance in Alberta
Montag, 11. September 2017
Abstract Context Widespread loss of wetland ecosystems resulting from human land use highlights the need for a reclamation strategy that can sustain wetland ecosystem services. Since wetland function partly depends on landscape structure, reclamation and monitoring can be aided by knowing the differences in wetland configuration between undisturbed and disturbed landscapes...
Effects of bird and bat exclusion on coffee pest control at multiple spatial scales
Freitag, 01. September 2017
Abstract Context Despite the key role of biological control in agricultural landscapes, we still poorly understand how landscape structure modulates pest control at different spatial scales. Objectives Here we take an experimental approach to explore whether bird and bat exclusion affects pest control in sun coffee plantations, and whether...
Direct and indirect effects of agricultural intensification on a host-parasitoid system on the ribwort plantain ( Plantago lanceolata L.) in a landscape context
Freitag, 01. September 2017
Abstract Context Intensification of land use is known as a major driver of worldwide decline in biodiversity. Trophic interactions might be especially affected by a changing landscape structure due to agricultural intensification. Objective In this study we investigated the effects of increasing land use intensity on a tritrophic system at different spatial...
Using airborne LiDAR to assess spatial heterogeneity in forest structure on Mount Kilimanjaro
Freitag, 01. September 2017
Abstract Context Field inventory plots which usually have small sizes of around 0.25–1 ha can only represent a sample of the much larger surrounding forest landscape. Based on airborne laser scanning (LiDAR) it has been shown for tropical forests that the bias in the selection of small field plots may hamper the extrapolation of structural forest attributes to larger spatial scales...
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images improve habitat suitability models
Freitag, 01. September 2017
Abstract Context The ability to detect ecological networks in landscapes is of utmost importance for managing biodiversity and planning corridors. Objectives The objective of this study was to evaluate the information provided by a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image for landscape connectivity modeling compared to aerial photographs (APs...
Spatiotemporal distribution of an invasive insect in an urban landscape: introduction, establishment and impact
Freitag, 01. September 2017
Abstract Context Biological invasions are characterized by dynamic spatiotemporal distribution patterns. Yet landscape scale distribution patterns of invasive species are rarely leveraged to understand invasion in a comprehensive manner. Objectives Characterize three key stages of invasion from the landscape scale distribution patterns for an invasive...
Fire regimes and forest resilience: alternative vegetation states in the West African tropics
Freitag, 01. September 2017
Abstract Context Terrestrial ecosystems, including tropical forests, are hypothesized to have tipping points beyond which environmental change triggers rapid and radical shifts to novel alternative states. Objective We explored the overarching hypothesis that fire-mediated alternative stable states exist in the semi-deciduous tropical forest...
Multi-temporal trajectories of landscape change explain forest biodiversity in urbanizing ecosystems
Freitag, 01. September 2017
Abstract Context Forest loss and fragmentation negatively affect biodiversity. However, disturbances in forest canopy resulting from repeated deforestation and reforestation are also likely important drivers of biodiversity, but are overlooked when forest cover change is assessed using a single time interval. Objectives We investigated two...
Island biogeography theory outweighs habitat amount hypothesis in predicting plant species richness in small grassland remnants
Freitag, 01. September 2017
Abstract Context The habitat amount hypothesis has rarely been tested on plant communities. It remains unclear how habitat amount affect species richness in habitat fragments compared to island effects such as isolation and patch size. Objectives How do patch size and spatial distribution compared to habitat amount predict plant species...
A multi-species approach for assessing the impact of land-cover changes on landscape connectivity
Freitag, 01. September 2017
Abstract Context Land-cover changes (LCCs) could impact wildlife populations through gains or losses of natural habitats and changes in the landscape mosaic. To assess such impacts, we need to focus on landscape connectivity from a diachronic perspective. Objectives We propose a method for assessing the impact of LCCs on landscape connectivity...
Integrating a generic focal species, metapopulation capacity, and connectivity to identify opportunities to link fragmented habitat
Freitag, 01. September 2017
Abstract Context A challenge devising revegetation strategies in fragmented landscapes is conserving for the widest spectrum of biodiversity. Habitat network reconstruction should improve landscape capacity to maintain species populations. However, the location of revegetation often fails to account for species occurrence and dispersal processes operating across spatial scales...
Urban Habitats Biodiversity Assessment (UrHBA): a standardized procedure for recording biodiversity and its spatial distribution in urban environments
Freitag, 01. September 2017
Abstract Context Urban areas are traditionally overlooked by ecologists, but contain a wide range of biodiversity. The existing procedures for consistent recording of habitats and biodiversity are not sufficient to adequately describe urban environments in a fine scale. Objectives A method is required to provide information on biodiversity and...
Environmental drivers of community diversity in a neotropical urban landscape: a multi-scale analysis
Freitag, 01. September 2017
Abstract Context Many aquatic communities are linked by the aerial dispersal of multiple, interacting species and are thus structured by processes occurring in both the aquatic and terrestrial compartments of the ecosystem. Objectives To evaluate the environmental factors shaping the aquatic macroinvertebrate communities associated with tank...
Connectivity drives the functional diversity of plant dispersal traits in agricultural landscapes: the example of ditch metacommunities
Freitag, 01. September 2017
Abstract Context Studying communities using a trait-based approach has contributed to major advances in the understanding of community assembly mechanisms, but research has primarily focused on the effect of local biotic and abiotic processes on plant assemblages. Objectives At the landscape level, we expect that the diversity of trait values (i.e...
A bird’s eye view: using circuit theory to study urban landscape connectivity for birds
Freitag, 01. September 2017
Abstract Context Connectivity is fundamental to understanding how landscape form influences ecological function. However, uncertainties persist due to the difficulty and expense of gathering empirical data to drive or to validate connectivity models, especially in urban areas, where relationships are multifaceted and the habitat matrix cannot be considered to be binary...

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