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Using landscape metrics to characterize towns along an urban-rural gradient
Freitag, 01. Oktober 2021
Abstract Context Urban-rural gradients are useful tools when examining the influence of human disturbances on ecological, social and coupled systems, yet the most commonly used gradient definitions are based on single broad measures such as housing density or percent forest cover that fail to capture landscape patterns important for conservation. Objectives...
How well do proxy species models inform conservation of surrogate species?
Freitag, 01. Oktober 2021
Abstract Context Proxy species, which represent suites of organisms with similar habitat requirements, are common in conservation. Landscape Capability (LC) models aim to quantify the spatially-explicit capability of landscapes to support proxy species that represent suites of forest birds. Objectives We evaluated the North Atlantic Landscape...
Sensitivity to habitat fragmentation across European landscapes in three temperate forest herbs
Freitag, 01. Oktober 2021
Abstract Context Evidence for effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on the viability of temperate forest herb populations in agricultural landscapes is so far based on population genetic studies of single species in single landscapes. However, forest herbs differ in their life histories, and landscapes have different environments, structures and histories, making generalizations difficult...
Riparian land use and in-channel stressors drive fish community structure in the Yangtze River
Freitag, 01. Oktober 2021
Abstract Context Untangling relationships between landscape patterns shaped by human stressors and related response of fish communities is important for identifying biodiversity patterns and conservation targets, yet in large rivers this knowledge is extremely limited. Objectives Our study focuses on how human stressors within a riparian...
Scale-dependent effects of terrestrial habitat on genetic variation in the great crested newt (Triturus cristatus)
Freitag, 01. Oktober 2021
Abstract Context Terrestrial landscapes surrounding aquatic habitat influence the persistence of amphibian spatially structured populations (SSPs) via their crucial role in providing estivation and overwintering sites, facilitating or hampering dispersal and colonisation, and consequently the maintenance or loss of genetic diversity. Objectives...
Integrating ecosystem service supply and demand into ecological risk assessment: a comprehensive framework and case study
Freitag, 01. Oktober 2021
Abstract Context Human beings face a growing supply–demand risk in ecosystem services (SDRES) due to anthropogenic environmental change and human activity. It is urgent to construct an integrated framework that can identify where and the extent to which SDRES threatens human wellbeing. Objectives This study attempts to construct a framework...
The riverine thruway hypothesis: rivers as a key mediator of gene flow for the aquatic paradoxical frog Pseudis tocantins (Anura, Hylidae)
Freitag, 01. Oktober 2021
Abstract Context Rivers, landscape, and climate can alter patterns of gene flow and consequently, shape intraspecific genetic variation. While rivers are predicted to halt gene flow in terrestrial species, they may facilitate migration for aquatic species. Amphibians are usually seen as water-dependent, yet multiple studies have indicated that rivers exert a barrier effect on these organisms...
Consequences of ignoring variable and spatially autocorrelated detection probability in spatial capture-recapture
Freitag, 01. Oktober 2021
Abstract Context Spatial capture-recapture (SCR) models are increasingly popular for analyzing wildlife monitoring data. SCR can account for spatial heterogeneity in detection that arises from individual space use (detection kernel), variation in the sampling process, and the distribution of individuals (density). However, unexplained and unmodeled spatial heterogeneity in detectability may remain due to cryptic factors, both...
Habitat edges alter arthropod community composition
Freitag, 01. Oktober 2021
Abstract Context Historically, habitat edges were thought to increase diversity by combining communities from two habitats, but empirical results are mixed. Variation in edge responses may be driven by lumping specialists and generalists with divergent responses. Objectives We examined arthropod communities associated with a habitat edge in an...
Making the connection: combining habitat suitability and landscape connectivity to understand species distribution in an agricultural landscape
Freitag, 01. Oktober 2021
Abstract Context The current biodiversity crisis has intensified the need to predict species responses to landscape modification and has renewed attention on the fundamental question of what influences the dynamics of species distributions. Landscape composition can affect two main components that dictate distributions: habitat suitability and habitat connectivity. Elucidating the relative importance of these factors and...
If a tree falls in the forest: terrestrial habitat loss predicts caddisfly (Insecta: Trichoptera) assemblages and functional feeding group biomass throughout rivers of the North-central United States
Freitag, 01. Oktober 2021
Abstract Context Understanding the specific natural and anthropogenic drivers of aquatic insect assemblages and feeding ecology is critical to managing aquatic ecosystems. Utilizing the counts of benthic specimens found in most studies is suboptimal due to sampling difficulties, lack of taxonomic resolution, and the tacit assumption that specimens of all sizes are ecologically equivalent. These problems may be overcome by...
Validating models of one-way land change: an example case of forest insect disturbance
Freitag, 01. Oktober 2021
Abstract Context Validation of models of Land Use and Cover Change often involves comparing maps of simulated and reference change. The interpretation of differences between simulated and reference change depends on the characteristics of the process being studied. Our paper focuses on validation of models of one-way land change processes that spread in space...
Orangutan movement and population dynamics across human-modified landscapes: implications of policy and management
Freitag, 01. Oktober 2021
Abstract Context Agricultural expansion is a leading cause of deforestation and habitat fragmentation globally. Policies that support biodiversity and facilitate species movement across farmland are therefore central to sustainability efforts and wildlife conservation in these human-modified landscapes. Objectives We investigated the...
Connecting mountains and desert valleys for black bears in northern Mexico
Freitag, 01. Oktober 2021
Abstract Context Black bear connectivity studies are scarce in the southern distribution where the species is endangered. The identification of corridors is a strategy to promote conservation in human-modified landscapes. Objectives Assess and validate long-distance corridors in the southern black bear distribution using resistance models...
Rectifying I: three point and continuous fit of the spatial autocorrelation metric, Moran’s I, to ideal form
Freitag, 01. Oktober 2021
Abstract Context Interpreting spatial autocorrelation is complicated by differences in data type, spatial conformation, and contiguity definitions. Though lacking consistent meaning, Moran’s I is commonly reported, compared, and interpreted based on conceptual ideals. To provide consistent, logical, and intuitive meaning and enable broader synthetic work, a new approach to I is needed...
Insectivorous songbirds as early indicators of future defoliation by spruce budworm
Freitag, 01. Oktober 2021
Abstract Context Although the spatiotemporal dynamics of spruce budworm outbreaks have been intensively studied, forecasting outbreaks remains challenging. During outbreaks, budworm-linked warblers (Tennessee, Cape May, and bay-breasted warbler) show a strong positive response to increases in spruce budworm, but little is known about the relative timing of these responses...
The disappearing Dry Chaco, one of the last dry forest systems on earth
Freitag, 01. Oktober 2021
Abstract Context The Dry Chaco spans more than 87 million hectares across Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay. This unique forest system has experienced extensive loss and fragmentation due to land-use change, with different land-use histories in the three countries. This forest loss has altered landscape connectivity for the Dry Chaco’s associated biota. Objectives...
Habitat, geophysical, and eco-social connectivity: benefits of resilient socio–ecological landscapes
Montag, 27. September 2021
Abstract Context Connections among ecosystems and their components are critical to maintaining ecological functions and benefits in human-modified landscapes, including urban areas. However, the literature on connectivity and ecosystem services has been limited by inconsistent terminology and methods, and largely omits human access to nature and its benefits as a form of connectivity...
Threshold and weighted-distance methods: a combined multiscale approach improves explanatory power of forest carabid beetle abundance in agricultural landscape
Freitag, 24. September 2021
Abstract Context To analyze the scales at which landscape structure influences ecological processes, two approaches with different underlying ecological assumptions exist; the usual threshold method and the weighted-distance method. Objectives We used abundance of species to test if the combination of weighted-distance and threshold approaches improves the...
Ecological analysis of intraspecific variability of eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) under climate change by combining provenance and demographic data
Donnerstag, 23. September 2021
Abstract Context Many forest tree species are composed of a gradient of populations adapted to different environmental segments, especially to temperature gradients. Therefore, populations are likely to respond differently to climate change compared to the entire species. Objectives Using Pinus strobus as an example, we model geographic patterns of growth...