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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. Below you'll find the most recentc articles published in Landscape Ecology:


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Contrasting use of habitat, landscape elements, and corridors by grey wolf and golden jackal in central Iran
Montag, 20. Mai 2019
Abstract Context Increasing carnivore–human conflict has threatened the survival of many carnivore species, thus evaluating habitat requirements, landscape connectivity and the protection of biological corridors is critical to guide conservation of carnivores. Objectives We evaluated the suitability of study landscape for grey wolf and golden jackal...
Correction to: Using soundscapes to assess biodiversity in Neotropical oil palm landscapes
Samstag, 18. Mai 2019
In the original publication of the article the below given funding information was missed and now it is included in this correction
A conceptual framework for the governance of multiple ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes
Samstag, 18. Mai 2019
Abstract Context While the concept of ecosystem services (ES) is well established in the scientific and policy arenas, its operationalization faces many challenges. Indeed, ES supply, demand and flow are related to ecological and social processes at multiple space and time scales, leading to complex interactions in the provision of multiple ES. Objectives...
Computation of the Boltzmann entropy of a landscape: a review and a generalization
Samstag, 11. Mai 2019
Abstract Context A key goal of landscape ecology is to understand landscape ecological processes across space and through time, with reference to the central organizing principles of nature. Towards this goal, Boltzmann (or thermodynamic) entropy has been widely used in a conceptual way to link these processes to thermodynamic laws, but it has seldom been computed because of a lack of feasible methods since its formulation in 1872...
A Systematic Review of Relationships Between Mountain Wildfire and Ecosystem Services
Freitag, 10. Mai 2019
Abstract Context Consideration of human–environment dimensions of wildfire make ecosystem services (ES) a useful framework for understanding wildfire challenges and devising viable management strategies. Scientific literature on wildfire and ES is growing rapidly, but connections are disparate and evolving. Objectives We review relationships between...
The effect of urban 2D and 3D morphology on air temperature in residential neighborhoods
Mittwoch, 08. Mai 2019
Abstract Context Both urban two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) morphology can affect air and land surface temperature. While many studies have looked at the impact of horizontal morphology, few have explored the relationship between vertical morphology and temperature, especially at the neighborhood scale. Objectives This study aims to answer...
From quantity to quality: enhanced understanding of the changes in urban greenspace
Dienstag, 07. Mai 2019
Abstract Context Accurately quantifying changes in urban greenspace (UG) is the prerequisite for understanding ecosystem service. In addition to quantifying the “real” change of UG, it’s crucial to evaluate the change in quality of UG that is associated with quantitative change in area. Objectives (1) Present a new index, dynamic index of UG (UGDI...
Connectivity of mule deer ( Odocoileus hemionus ) populations in a highly fragmented urban landscape
Samstag, 04. Mai 2019
Abstract Context Urbanization is a substantial force shaping the genetic and demographic structure of natural populations. Urban development and major highways can limit animal movements, and thus gene flow, even in highly mobile species. Characterizing varying species responses to human activity and fragmentation is important for maintaining genetic continuity in wild animals and for preserving biodiversity. As one of the only...
Linking mesoscale landscape heterogeneity and biodiversity: gardens and tree cover significantly modify flower-visiting beetle communities
Freitag, 03. Mai 2019
Abstract Context Maintaining biodiversity in multifunction landscapes is a significant challenge. Planning for the impacts of change requires knowledge of how species respond to landscape heterogeneity. Some insect groups are known to respond to heterogeneity at the mesoscale, defined here as hundreds of metres. However, for many taxa these effects are poorly known. Objectives...
Spatial units and scales for cultural ecosystem services: a comparison illustrated by cultural heritage and entertainment services in Scotland
Freitag, 03. Mai 2019
Abstract Context The diverse use of spatial units and scales in cultural ecosystem service (CES) assessments hinders the development of systematic approaches and the comparability of CES studies conducted in different environmental contexts. Objectives This paper compares three commonly applied spatial units (land cover, raster, landscape units) in CES...
Correction to: Individual based modelling of fish migration in a 2-D river system: model description and case study
Donnerstag, 02. Mai 2019
In the original publication of the article, the third author name has been misspelt. The correct name is given in this Correction. The original version of this article was revised.
The scale of landscape effect on seed dispersal depends on both response variables and landscape predictor
Dienstag, 30. April 2019
Abstract Context Landscape structure can affect seed dispersal, but the spatial scale at which such effect is maximized (scale of effect, SoE) is unknown. Objectives We assessed patterns and predictors of SoE on the seed rain in two Mexican regions: the relatively well-preserved Lacandona rainforest, and the more deforested Los Tuxtlas rainforest. We...
Integrating supply and demand in ecosystem service bundles characterization across Mediterranean transformed landscapes
Dienstag, 30. April 2019
Abstract Context Humans continually transform landscapes, affecting the ecosystem services (ES) they provide. Thus, the spatial relationships among services vary across landscapes. Managers and decision makers have access to a variety of tools for mapping landscapes and analyzing their capacity to provide multiple ES. Objectives This paper characterizes and...
Effects of agroecosystem landscape complexity on small mammals: a multi-species approach at different spatial scales
Dienstag, 30. April 2019
Abstract Context The effect of landscape complexity on biodiversity is an important topic in landscape ecology, and spatial scale is key to understand true species-landscape relationships. Objectives We assessed the effect of landscape complexity on the occurrence of small mammal species and species richness at different spatial scales in an agroecosystem...
How measures of agricultural landscape patterns are affected by crop rotation dynamics
Montag, 29. April 2019
Abstract Context Landscape patterns have been measured as a fundamental part of landscape ecology, especially with increasing computational power and availability of landcover data. Among the challenges associated with landscape measurement is identifying the appropriate scale of application, both temporal and spatial. Measurement of landscape patterns in highly-dynamic landscapes is especially challenged by temporal scale selection...
Exploring sense of place across cultivated lands through public participatory mapping
Dienstag, 23. April 2019
Abstract Context Cultivated lands have undergone a shift towards intensification and increased productivity, favoring provisioning services at the expense of regulating and cultural services. Cultivated lands have rarely been researched as a provider of cultural services. Objectives The overarching goal of this study is to assess sense of place across...
Woodland and floral richness boost bumble bee density in cranberry resource pulse landscapes
Dienstag, 02. April 2019
Abstract Context Native pollinators provide an important ecosystem service for many pollination-dependent fruit crops, but require nesting and foraging resources in proximity to target crop plants. Landscape context and fluctuation in floral resources may influence the distribution of pollination services. Objectives This study investigates how landscape...
Fine-scale characteristics of the boundaries between annual patches and perennial patches in a meadow steppe
Montag, 01. April 2019
Abstract Context Boundaries may have crucial influences on landscape patterns, processes, and dynamics. However, there is little understanding of mechanisms that govern changes in the location and composition of boundaries. At smaller scales, investigation of detailed soil and vegetation characteristics can clarify the linkages between soil properties and vegetation patterns...
Divergent flows of avian-mediated ecosystem services across forest-matrix interfaces in human-modified landscapes
Montag, 01. April 2019
Abstract Context The ecological interplay between edge and matrix effects along forest-matrix interfaces is closed linked to landscape processes modulating biodiversity and ecosystem services provision in disturbed landscapes. Improving such knowledge is therefore essential to design more efficient land use management in multifunctional landscapes. Objectives...
Reducing light pollution improves connectivity for bats in urban landscapes
Montag, 01. April 2019
Abstract Context Light pollution can alter animal movements and landscape connectivity. This is particularly true in urban landscapes where a need to incorporate conservation issues in urban planning is urgent. Objectives We investigated how potential light-reduction scenarios at conurbation scale change landscape connectivity for bats...