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Alternative characterization of forest fire regimes: incorporating spatial patterns
Dienstag, 01. August 2017
Abstract Context The proportion of fire area that experienced stand-replacing fire effects is an important attribute of individual fires and fire regimes in forests, and this metric has been used to group forest types into characteristic fire regimes. However, relying on proportion alone ignores important spatial characteristics of stand-replacing patches, which can have a strong influence on post-fire vegetation dynamics...
Environmental heterogeneity and biotic interactions as potential drivers of spatial patterning of shorebird nests
Dienstag, 01. August 2017
Abstract Context Species distributions are driven by a wide variety of abiotic and biotic factors, including nest placement for breeding individuals. As such, the spatial distribution of nests within a landscape can reflect environmental heterogeneity, habitat preferences, or even interactions with predators and other species. Objectives We...
Stop using dichotomous terms to reference observations of scale-dependent habitat selection
Dienstag, 01. August 2017
Abstract Context Many studies dichotomize habitat selection into “local” or “landscape” effects, with little explanation regarding what each represents. Ambiguous use of these terms across studies may confound observations of selection operating across different spatiotemporal resolutions and impede synthesis of scale-dependent habitat selection. Objective...
Graph theory as an invasive species management tool: case study in the Sonoran Desert
Dienstag, 01. August 2017
Abstract Context Biodiversity in arid regions is usually concentrated around limited water resources, so natural resource managers have constructed artificial water catchments in many areas to supplement natural waters. Because invasive species may also use these waters, dispersing into previously inaccessible areas, the costs and benefits of artificial waters must be gauged and potential invasion- and climate change-management...
Interactive effects of landscape-wide intensity of farming practices and landscape complexity on wild bee diversity
Dienstag, 01. August 2017
Abstract Context The local intensity of farming practices is considered as an important driver of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes and its effect on biodiversity has been shown to interact with landscape complexity. But the influence of landscape-wide intensity of farming practices on biodiversity and its combined effect with landscape complexity have been little explored...
How does forest fragmentation affect tree communities? A critical case study in the biodiversity hotspot of New Caledonia
Dienstag, 01. August 2017
Abstract Context The biodiversity hotspot for conservation of New Caledonia has facing high levels of forest fragmentation. Remnant forests are critical for biodiversity conservation and can help in understanding how does forest fragmentation affect tree communities. Objective Determine the effect of habitat configuration and availability on...
Establishment of a comprehensive indicator system for the assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services
Dienstag, 01. August 2017
Abstract Context Common indicators are needed to monitor biodiversity loss and the implications for the sustainable provision of ecosystem services (ES). A plethora of different sets of indicators may hinder the identification of major endpoints for large-scale assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES). Objectives We aim to...
A multi-method approach to delineate and validate migratory corridors
Dienstag, 01. August 2017
Abstract Context Managers are faced with numerous methods for delineating wildlife movement corridors, and often must make decisions with limited data. Delineated corridors should be robust to different data and models. Objectives We present a multi-method approach for delineating and validating wildlife corridors using multiple data sources...
Landscape and local correlates with anuran taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity in rice crops
Dienstag, 01. August 2017
Abstract Context Deforestation is a major driver of biodiversity loss, mainly due to agriculture. As rice is among the world’s most important crops, determining how agricultural communities are shaped is imperative. However, few studies have addressed the factors that alter community assembly in human-modified landscapes. We aim to quantify taxonomic, functional, trait and phylogenetic diversity of an anuran community...
Step-wise drops in modularity and the fragmentation of exploited marine metapopulations
Dienstag, 01. August 2017
Abstract Context Many nearshore species are distributed in habitat patches connected only through larval dispersal. Genetic research has shown some spatial structure of such metapopulations and modeling studies have shed light onto possible patterns of connectivity and barriers. However, little is known about human impact on their spatial structure and patterns of connectivity...
Employing landscape metrics in an open population model to estimate demographic parameters of a grassland bird
Dienstag, 01. August 2017
Abstract Context The importance of landscape context is increasingly recognized when studying relationships between populations. Recent advances in open population modeling allow the employment of landscape metrics to estimate demographic parameters underlying population variation through time and space. Objectives Our primary objectives were...
Urbanization and air quality as major drivers of altered spatiotemporal patterns of heavy rainfall in China
Dienstag, 01. August 2017
Abstract Context Land use/land cover change and other human activities contribute to the changing climate on regional and global scales, including the increasing occurrence of extreme-precipitation events, but the relative importance of these anthropogenic factors, as compared to climatic factors, remains unclear. Objectives The main goal of...
Multiple-scale prediction of forest loss risk across Borneo
Dienstag, 01. August 2017
Abstract Context The forests of Borneo have among the highest biodiversity and also the highest forest loss rates on the planet. Objectives Our objectives were to: (1) compare multiple modelling approaches, (2) evaluate the utility of landscape composition and configuration as predictors, (3) assess the influence of the ratio of forest loss...
Environmental heterogeneity promotes floristic turnover in temperate forests of south-eastern Australia more than dispersal limitation and disturbance
Dienstag, 01. August 2017
Abstract Context Australia’s temperate forest landscapes encompass broad topographic and edaphic ranges, and are regularly disturbed by fire. Nonetheless, relative contributions of environmental heterogeneity, disturbance regimes, and dispersal limitations to plant species turnover remain poorly understood. Objectives To evaluate the...
Using animal movement behavior to categorize land cover and predict consequences for connectivity and patch residence times
Dienstag, 01. August 2017
Abstract Context Landscape-scale population dynamics are driven in part by movement within and dispersal among habitat patches. Predicting these processes requires information about how movement behavior varies among land cover types. Objectives We investigated how butterfly movement in a heterogeneous landscape varies within and between...
A multi-species approach for assessing the impact of land-cover changes on landscape connectivity
Mittwoch, 19. Juli 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 through a...
Fire regimes and forest resilience: alternative vegetation states in the West African tropics
Freitag, 14. Juli 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 zone of Ghana...
Disaggregating ecosystem services and disservices in the cultural landscapes of southwestern Ethiopia: a study of rural perceptions
Freitag, 14. Juli 2017
Abstract Context Cultural landscapes provide essential ecosystem services to local communities, especially in poor rural settings. However, potentially negative impacts of ecosystems—or disservices—remain inadequately understood. Similarly, how benefit–cost outcomes differ within communities is unclear, but potentially important for cultural landscape management...
Using airborne LiDAR to assess spatial heterogeneity in forest structure on Mount Kilimanjaro
Donnerstag, 06. Juli 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...
Importance of fuel treatment for limiting moderate-to-high intensity fire: findings from comparative fire modelling
Samstag, 01. Juli 2017
Abstract Context Wildland fire intensity influences natural communities, soil properties, erosion, and sequestered carbon. Measuring effectiveness of fuel treatment for reducing area of higher intensity unplanned fire is argued to be more meaningful than determining effect on total unplanned area burned. Objectives To contrast the relative...


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