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Improving tree cover estimates for fine-scale landscape ecology
Montag, 01. Oktober 2018
Abstract Context Mapping the presence of trees is an important tool for assessing tree-covered habitats, their changes, and calculating variables, like forest area and fragmentation. Objective Despite the popularity of automated pattern recognition to make tree cover maps, their accuracy and precision are rarely tested or compared to more...
Generating meaningful landscapes for globalized mobile societies: pushing an international research agenda
Montag, 01. Oktober 2018
Abstract Context People’s well-being is influenced by the ability to establish a bond with a place and attach meanings to it. Many studies show that the longer people reside in a place, the stronger their place attachment becomes. In today’s global societies, the length of residency is vastly reduced because of, e.g., individualistic lifestyles, global workplaces and forced migration (e.g., caused by war or climate change...
China’s progress towards sustainable land development and ecological civilization
Montag, 01. Oktober 2018
Seasonality in metacommunity structure: an empirical test in the Atlantic Forest
Montag, 01. Oktober 2018
Abstract Context The metacommunity concept helps to understand how local and regional processes regulate species distributions in landscapes. Metacommunity structure is often assumed as static, but may be rather dynamic, following temporal changes along environmental gradients. Objectives We present an empirical test of the temporal dynamics...
Estimating the permeability of linear infrastructures using recapture data
Montag, 01. Oktober 2018
Abstract Context Barrier effects of Large-scale Transportation Infrastructures (LTIs) are among the main factors contributing to the fragmentation of habitats. The reduction of dispersal across LTIs can drive small, local populations to extinction. To understand how LTIs modify dispersal, efficient and workable evaluation methods are required. Objectives...
Grassland fragmentation and its influence on woody plant cover in the southern Great Plains, USA
Montag, 01. Oktober 2018
Abstract Context Woodland and agricultural expansion are major causes of grassland fragmentation. Fire and rainfall play important roles in maintaining grasslands, however, fire activity has been reduced in fragmented landscapes. Objectives Quantify the degree to which basic landscape fragmentation metrics could be used as drivers of woody...
Detecting biodiversity refugia using remotely sensed data
Montag, 01. Oktober 2018
Abstract Context Habitats characterized by improved soil moisture availability can function as microrefugia (hereafter referred to as “refugia”) for the persistence of rare plant species in dry environments. Such areas are dominated by Mediterranean woody vegetation (shrubland and woodland). An analysis of these refugia elucidates their spatial distribution at the landscape scale...
Enhancing connectivity in agroecosystems: focus on the best existing corridors or on new pathways?
Montag, 01. Oktober 2018
Abstract Context Restoring or establishing corridors between residual forest patches is one of the most adopted strategies for the conservation of animal populations and ecosystem processes in fragmented landscapes. Objectives This study aimed to assess whether it is more effective to focus restoration actions on existing corridors or to...
Landscape drivers of butterfly and burnet moth diversity in lowland rural areas
Montag, 01. Oktober 2018
Abstract Context Butterflies have been continuously declining for several decades in Europe due to many factors, such as farming intensification. Rural landscapes have undergone dramatic changes leading to homogenized landscapes. Objectives In this study, we investigated how landscape composition, structure and connectivity impact butterfly...
Role of past and present landscape structure in determining epiphyte richness in fragmented Mediterranean forests
Montag, 01. Oktober 2018
Abstract Context The anthropocene is characterised by global landscape modification, and the structure of remnant habitats can explain different patterns of species richness. The most pervasive processes of degradation include habitat loss and fragmentation. However, a recovery of modified landscape is occurring in some areas. Objectives The...
Contrasting impacts of invasive plants and human-altered landscape context on nest survival and brood parasitism of a grassland bird
Montag, 01. Oktober 2018
Abstract Context Humans have altered grasslands in recent decades through crop conversion, woody encroachment, and plant invasions. Concurrently, grassland birds have experienced range-wide declines. Studies have reported effects of plant invasions and land conversion on nest ecology, but few have assessed relative impacts of these changes. Objectives...
Ecological contributions to human health in cities
Montag, 01. Oktober 2018
Abstract Context Ecological research, from organismal to global scales and spanning terrestrial, hydrologic, and atmospheric domains, can contribute more to reducing health vulnerabilities. At the same, ecological research directed to health vulnerabilities provides a problem-based unifying framework for urban ecologists. Objective Provide a...
Abundance–occupancy and abundance–body mass relationships of small mammals in a mountainous landscape
Montag, 01. Oktober 2018
Abstract Context Mountainous landscapes are characterized by strong spatial heterogeneity, leading to increasing geographical isolation and decreasing area with elevation. Consequently, the colonization rate decreases from the low to high elevation zone, while the extinction rate shows the opposite. Objectives Due to such changes, we test...
Issues and challenges in landscape models for agriculture: from the representation of agroecosystems to the design of management strategies
Montag, 01. Oktober 2018
Abstract Context Agroecosystems produce food and many other services that are crucial for human well-being. Given the scales at which the processes underlying these services take place, agricultural landscapes appear as appropriate spatial units for their evaluation and management. The design of sustainable agricultural landscapes that value these services has thus become a pressing issue but faces major challenges stemming...
Host functional connectivity and the spread potential of Lyme disease
Mittwoch, 19. September 2018
Abstract Context In the ecology of Lyme disease emergence, it remains unclear to what extent spread of the tick vector (Ixodes scapularis) and the pathogen (Borrelia burgdorferi) are dependent upon the dispersal of vertebrate hosts in spatially heterogeneous landscapes. Yet, empirical measure of these complex ecologically driven spread processes present conceptual and methodological challenges despite important public health...
An early synthesis of the habitat amount hypothesis
Samstag, 15. September 2018
Abstract Context The ecological literature is filled with studies highlighting the importance of both habitat loss and fragmentation on biodiversity. The patch concept has been central to these findings, being also at the heart of many ecological theories. Recently, the habitat amount hypothesis has been proposed as an alternative, where the patch concept is put to a rest, and both patch size and patch isolation effects on species...
How has the state-of-the-art for quantification of landscape pattern advanced in the twenty-first century?
Freitag, 14. September 2018
Abstract Context Landscape ecology was founded on the idea that there is a reciprocal relationship between spatial pattern and ecological processes. I provide a retrospective look at how the state-of-the-art of landscape pattern analysis has changed since 1998. Objectives My objective is to show how pattern analysis techniques have evolved and identify some...
Characterizing combined fire and insect outbreak disturbance regimes in British Columbia, Canada
Freitag, 14. September 2018
Abstract Context Fires and insect outbreaks are important agents of forest landscape change, but the classification and distribution of these combined processes remain unstudied aspects of forest disturbance regimes. Objectives We sought to map areas of land characterized by homogenous fire regime (HFR) attributes and by distinctive combinations of fire...
Drivers of forest fire occurrence in the cultural landscape of Central Europe
Dienstag, 11. September 2018
Abstract Context Wildfires in temperate Central Europe have traditionally been perceived as a mere consequence of human activity without any relevance to natural forest development, despite their documented frequent occurrence. As a result, knowledge about local fire ecology and patterns of wildfire occurrence in the landscape is lacking. Objectives We aimed...
Behavioral and social mechanisms behind pattern formation: an experimental study of animal movement
Dienstag, 11. September 2018
Abstract Context Although animal movement behaviors are influenced by spatial heterogeneity, such behaviors can also generate spatial heterogeneity via interactions with the emergent spatial structure and other individuals (i.e., the social landscape). Objective Elucidate the behavioral and ecological mechanisms of pattern formation in a homogeneous...