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Landscape Ecology - house journal of IALE


The Association works in close collaboration with Springer to produce the major journal in the field, Landscape Ecology . This journal, first time published in 1984, became the flagship journal in the rapidly developing fields of ecology and sustainability science of landscapes. The journal focuses on highly inter- and transdisciplinary studies, aggregating expertise from biological, geophysical, and social sciences to explore the formation, dynamics and consequences of spatial heterogeneity in natural and human-dominated landscapes. Members get free access to the journal. Below you'll find the most recentc articles published in Landscape Ecology:


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Partitioning genetic structure of a subterranean rodent at multiple spatial scales: accounting for isolation by barriers, distance, and environment
Donnerstag, 18. April 2024
Abstract Context Understanding genetic structure at multiple spatial scales and identifying drivers of genetic isolation are important for developing comprehensive conservation plans including for grassland conservation efforts. However, few studies account for multiple genetic isolation processes nor partition genetic variance among these processes. Objectives...
Key breeding habitats of threatened golden eagles across Eastern Canada identified using a multi-level, multi-scale habitat selection approach
Donnerstag, 18. April 2024
Abstract Context In a conservation context, identifying key habitats suitable for reproduction, foraging, or survival is a useful tool, yet challenging for species with large geographic distributions and/or living in remote regions. Objectives The objective of this study is to identify selected habitats at multiple levels and scales of the...
Higher crop rotational diversity in more simplified agricultural landscapes in Northeastern Germany
Montag, 15. April 2024
Abstract Context Both crop rotational diversity and landscape diversity are important for ensuring resilient agricultural production and supporting biodiversity and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes. However, the relationship between crop rotational diversity and landscape diversity is largely understudied. Objectives We aim to...
Lack of social data hinders integrative urban ecology research: obstacles and opportunities
Mittwoch, 10. April 2024
Correction to: Rapid vegetation responses over the last seven decades revealed by an alpine ice core and land-cover patterns
Samstag, 06. April 2024
Genetic consequences of landscape features in two rear edge, highly fragmented metapopulations of a mediterranean conifer
Freitag, 05. April 2024
Abstract Context Habitat fragmentation is expected to erode genetic diversity, which instead needs to be preserved for promoting species adaptation to a changing climate. As this expectation has found mixed support in forest trees, consistent results on the genetic consequences of fragmentation requires adequately replicated experimental designs, as well as an explicit assessment of which landscape features, if any, could...
The relationships between biotic uniqueness and abiotic uniqueness are context dependent across drainage basins worldwide
Freitag, 05. April 2024
Abstract Context Global change, including land-use change and habitat degradation, has led to a decline in biodiversity, more so in freshwater than in terrestrial ecosystems. However, the research on freshwaters lags behind terrestrial and marine studies, highlighting the need for innovative approaches to comprehend freshwater biodiversity. Objectives...
Shifts in ecological patterns and processes under global changes
Freitag, 05. April 2024
Scale-dependent habitat selection is shaped by landscape context in dispersing white-tailed deer
Abstract Context Identifying how animals select habitat while navigating landscapes is important for understanding behavioral ecology and guiding management and conservation decisions. However, habitat selection may be spatially and temporally plastic, making it challenging to quantify how species use resources across space and time. Objectives...
Social theory and landscape ecology: understanding human agency in the context of landscapes
Behaviour and landscape contexts determine the effects of artificial light on two crepuscular bird species
Abstract Context Artificial light at night (ALAN) is increasing worldwide, with many ecological effects. Aerial insectivores may benefit from foraging on insects congregating at light sources. However, ALAN could negatively impact them by increasing nest visibility and predation risk, especially for ground-nesting species like nightjars (Caprimulgidae). Objectives...
Neglected puzzle pieces of urban green infrastructure: richness, cover, and composition of insect-pollinated plants in traffic-related green spaces
Abstract Context In cities, insect-pollinated vascular plants enhance environmental quality, support pollinators, and provide essential ecosystem services for citizens. However, floral communities associated with traffic-related green spaces are rarely considered valuable elements of urban green infrastructure (UGI). Objectives The main...
Cut vs. fire: a comparative study of the temporal effects of timber harvest and wildfire on ecological indicators of the boreal forest
Abstract Context Large-scale natural disturbances are crucial drivers of ecosystem function and composition for many forested ecosystems. In the last century, the prevalence of anthropogenic disturbances has increased across Canada’s boreal forest. Habitat disturbance from timber harvest and wildfire is linked to declines of boreal species, including woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou...
Decreased river runoff on the Mongolian Plateau since around 2000
Abstract Context Mongolian Plateau is one of the largest contingent arid and semi-arid regions of the world. Rivers on the plateau provide vital water for millions of indigenous Mongolian people and numerous endangered wildlife, but are increasingly disturbed by climate change and human activities. Yet, long-term changes in river runoff across the plateau remain poorly studied due to data unavailability...
Alternative vegetation trajectories through passive habitat rewilding: opposite effects for animal conservation
Abstract Context Passive habitat rewilding after rural abandonment can affect wildlife differently depending on the type of habitats that it generates. Objective Evaluate and compare the effects of two alternative vegetation trajectories that occur through passive habitat rewilding in Mediterranean ecotone areas (crop-scrub and crop-pine...
Coffee pollination and pest control are affected by edge diversity at local scales but multiscalar approaches and disservices can not be ignored
Abstract Context Managing landscapes to increase multiple services provision in search of higher agricultural yield can be an alternative to agricultural intensification. Nonetheless, to properly guide management, we need to better understand how landscape structure affects multiple services at different scales. Objectives Focused on synergies...
A comprehensive review of the effects of roads on salamanders
Abstract Context Road expansion has raised concerns regarding road effects on wildlife and ecosystems within the landscape. Salamanders, critical ecosystem components and bioindicators, are vulnerable to road impacts due to habitat loss, migrations, and reliance on stream health. Systemic reviews considering the effects of different road types on salamanders are lacking...
Large-landscape connectivity models for pond-dwelling species: methods and application to two invasive amphibians of global concern
Abstract Context Functional connectivity models are essential in identifying major dispersal pathways and developing effective management strategies for expanding populations of invasive alien species. However, the extrapolation of models parameterized within current invasive ranges may not be applicable even to neighbouring areas, if the models are not based on the expected responses of individuals to landscape structure...
China’s safe and just space during 40 years of rapid urbanization and changing policies
Abstract Context China’s high-speed economic development was accompanied by rapid urbanization for forty years, guided by a series of changing policies enacted by the central government. However, did China become more sustainable both economically and environmentally? Or more specifically, did it operate within or towards a safe and just space (SJS)? Although numerous relevant studies exist, these questions have not been...
Rethinking connectivity modeling for high-mobility ungulates: insights from a globally endangered equid
Abstract Context Maintaining connectivity is crucial for wildlife conservation in human-occupied landscapes. Structural connectivity modeling (SCM) attempts to quantify the degree to which physical features facilitate or impede movement of individuals and has been widely used to identify corridors, but its accuracy is rarely validated against empirical data...