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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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The relationship between spatial patterns of urban land uses and air pollutants in the Tehran metropolis, Iran
Mittwoch, 01. Februar 2023
Abstract Context Urban expansion has led to land use changes in metropolises, which in turn cause landscape pattern changes and ecological issues in urban areas. Objective The main objective of this research is to investigate the relationship between different land use patterns and air pollutants (NO2, SO2, CO, O3) in the metropolis of Tehran...
Spatial vulnerability assessment of silver fir and Norway spruce dieback driven by climate warming
Mittwoch, 01. Februar 2023
Abstract Context A significant forest decline has been noticed these last years in Europe. Managers need tools to better anticipate these massive events. Objectives We evaluated the efficiency of easily available data about environmental conditions and stand characteristics to determine different levels of vulnerability...
Modeling trade-offs among ecosystem services for agriculture in the “sisal belt” of Kilosa, central Tanzania
Mittwoch, 01. Februar 2023
Abstract Context Exploring ways to maintain a biophysically functioning environment while improving human welfare based on competing stakeholder land uses is critical for sustainable development, especially under the context of a surging “global land rush”. Objectives This research (1) integrates different stakeholders’ perceptions of...
Spatial dynamics of soundscapes and biodiversity in a semi-arid landscape
Mittwoch, 01. Februar 2023
Abstract Context Semi-arid landscapes are naturally heterogeneous with several factors influencing this variation. Fauna responses and adaptations vary in xeric environments, and the scale of observation is important. Biodiversity monitoring at several scales can be challenging, and acoustics are an alternative to this issue. Objectives We...
Monitoring changes in landscape structure in the Adirondack-to-Laurentians (A2L) transboundary wildlife linkage between 1992 and 2018: Identifying priority areas for conservation and restoration
Mittwoch, 01. Februar 2023
Abstract Context Although many species have transboundary geographic ranges, most conservation initiatives do not cross political boundaries. The landscape between the Adirondack Mountains in New York and the Laurentian Mountains in Québec includes one of three potential north–south transboundary wildlife movement linkages that connect wilderness areas in northeastern USA and southeastern Canada. Although this region still...
Navigating agricultural landscapes: responses of critically endangered giant tortoises to farmland vegetation and infrastructure
Mittwoch, 01. Februar 2023
Abstract Context Interactions between wildlife and anthropogenic infrastructure, such as roads, fences, and dams, can influence wildlife movement, and potentially cause human-wildlife conflict. In the Galapagos archipelago, two species of critically endangered giant tortoise encounter infrastructure and human-modified vegetation in farms, which could influence movement choices...
Indirect interactions between climate and cropland distribution shape fire size in West African grasslands
Mittwoch, 01. Februar 2023
Abstract Context Climate and land use changes often interact, yet our ability to predict their combined effects on biodiversity is currently limited. In particular, the combined effects of climate and land use on key ecosystem dynamics, such as disturbance regimes, that shape biodiversity across large spatial scales, are poorly understood. Objectives...
Evaluation of anthropogenic pressure on the occupancy patterns of large mammals in the Western and Eastern Ghats
Mittwoch, 01. Februar 2023
Abstract Context Habitat loss limits the dispersal of wide-ranging large mammals. It is pivotal to study the ecological and anthropogenic factors driving the habitat occupancy of large mammals for their long-term conservation and reduction of negative human–wildlife interactions. Objective To evaluate how the habitat occupancy pattern of the...
Legacy land use predicts occupancy patterns of prairie-associated herpetofauna in Western Arkansas
Mittwoch, 01. Februar 2023
Abstract Context Prairies historically covered much of inland North America, and many species have adapted to the unique conditions found in prairie ecosystems. Less than 1% of prairies remain in Arkansas, with much historic prairie having been converted for urban and agricultural development, resulting in steep population declines for many prairie-associated...
Landscape connectivity for an endangered carnivore: habitat conservation and road mitigation for ocelots in the US
Mittwoch, 01. Februar 2023
Abstract Context Maintaining landscape connectivity for wildlife has become a conservation priority in response to increasing land development and road networks. Roads affect many wildlife populations worldwide, with the distribution and density of roads having negative impacts on gene flow and landscape connectivity. Objectives We aimed to...
Landscape-level honey bee hive density, instead of field-level hive density, enhances honey bee visitation in blueberry
Mittwoch, 01. Februar 2023
Abstract Context To date, managing honey bees and wild bees within crop fields remains challenging. Landscape structure is often overlooked when studying the pollination contribution of honey bees. Increasing our understanding on how to predict honey bee visitation in crops is crucial for sustainable management of agroecosystems. Objectives...
Modeling eighteen years of community science data reveals extensive recolonization of bobcats in Illinois, USA
Mittwoch, 01. Februar 2023
Abstract Context Many terrestrial mammals have undergone substantial distribution changes in recent decades; yet collecting broad-scale occurrence data for carnivores is difficult due to their low densities and cryptic behaviors. Carnivore observations from community (i.e., citizen) science programs can be a potentially valuable approach for understanding changes in carnivore distributions over long time periods...
Predators do not benefit from crop diversity but respond to configurational heterogeneity in wheat and cotton fields
Mittwoch, 01. Februar 2023
Abstract Context Manipulating crop diversity in the landscape has been suggested as a promising management option to enhance biocontrol but how crop diversity independently of other important aspects of landscape structure affects predator and pest abundances remain largely unexplored. Objectives Our study assessed the relative and interactive...
Drivers of invasion by laurel wilt of redbay and sassafras in the southeastern US
Mittwoch, 01. Februar 2023
Abstract Context Timely responses to mitigate economic and environmental impacts from invading species are facilitated by knowledge of the speed and drivers of invasions. Objective Quantify changes in invasion patterns through time and factors that governed time-to-invasion by laurel wilt, one of the most damaging, non-native disturbance...
Climate factors impact different facets of grassland biodiversity both directly and indirectly through soil conditions
Mittwoch, 01. Februar 2023
Abstract Context Climate and soil factors play central roles in shaping grassland landscapes. However, an accurate assessment of how these factors influence grassland plant diversity has been scarce and difficult because soil properties are determined partly by climate factors, and diversity can be characterized in variety of ways. Objective...
How long does it take to establish a field boundary with a small proportion of weeds? An example in semi-arid conditions
Mittwoch, 01. Februar 2023
Abstract Context Field boundary (FB) establishment and conservation have been promoted to enhance biodiversity in agroecosystems. However, weeds can colonize these areas during the revegetation process, which might be a problem for adjacent fields. Data is necessary to facilitate acceptance of these structures by farmers. Objectives This work...
Informed selection of corridors through network and graph analyses to enhance dispersal potential through an agricultural matrix
Mittwoch, 01. Februar 2023
Abstract Context Climate change is causing range shifts in the distribution of many species, but fragmentation and human-altered landscapes are preventing the movement of many of these affected species to more suitable environments. The establishment of corridors to enable dispersal are often costly and laborious and generally prioritize large or highly mobile animals and trees but are rarely considered for herbaceous...
A global systematic review of forest management institutions: towards a new research agenda
Mittwoch, 01. Februar 2023
Abstract Context Globally, forest landscapes are rapidly transforming, with the role of institutions as mediators in their use and management constantly appearing in the literature. However, global comparative reviews to enhance comprehension of how forest management institutions (FMIs) are conceptualized, and the varying determinants of compliance, are lacking. And so too, is there knowledge fragmentation on the methodological...
Translating the landscape. The reciprocity of representations and other realities
Montag, 30. Januar 2023
Abstract Context Land use management builds on past perceptions of the landscape. This paper argues for taking the production of scientific knowledge into account, and that landscape ecology will benefit from attention to the historical legacy of typologization and land cover representations. Objectives Showing the importance of how the material, physical...
Impacts of forest management on stand and landscape-level microclimate heterogeneity of European beech forests
Montag, 30. Januar 2023
Abstract Context Forest microclimate influences biodiversity and plays a crucial role in regulating forest ecosystem functions. It is modified by forest management as a result of changes in forest structure due to tree harvesting and thinning. Objectives Here, we investigate the impacts of even-aged and uneven-aged forest management on stand- and...