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UAVs improve detection of seasonal growth responses during post-fire shrubland recovery
Sonntag, 02. Oktober 2022
Abstract (1) We monitored post-fire shrubland recovery responses to changes in rainfall seasonality using a multi-year field experiment in the Cape Floristic Region (CFR) of South Africa. A primary objective was to test the utility of UAVs for monitoring ultra-fine-scale vegetation changes in the early post-fire context. (2) By comparison with detailed ground-based measurements, we showed that UAVs improved detection of integrated community growth responses, given that...
Staying connected: assessing the capacity of landscapes to retain biodiversity in a changing climate
Samstag, 01. Oktober 2022
Abstract Context Management for positive biodiversity outcomes under a changing climate requires a shift of perspective relative to traditional conservation. Here we develop a repeatable indicator for measuring the capacity of landscapes to retain biodiversity under a range of plausible climate futures, as a function of the condition and spatial configuration of native habitat...
Potential cheatgrass abundance within lightly invaded areas of the Great Basin
Freitag, 30. September 2022
Abstract Context Anticipating where an invasive species could become abundant can help guide prevention and control efforts aimed at reducing invasion impacts. Information on potential abundance can be combined with information on the current status of an invasion to guide management towards currently uninvaded locations where the threat of invasion is high. Objectives...
Floodplain trophic subsidies in a modified river network: managed foodscapes of the future?
Donnerstag, 29. September 2022
Abstract Context Cross-boundary subsidies create important growth opportunities for a range of taxa. In modified river systems, remnant patches of floodplain and flood bypasses become ephemeral hotspots of zooplankton production, however, the extent to which these prey items are (or could be) transported downstream is unclear. Objectives We investigated the...
Evaluating the influences of urban expansion on multiple ecosystem services in drylands
Donnerstag, 29. September 2022
Abstract Context Effectively estimating the influences of urban expansion on multiple ecosystem services (ESs) is of great importance for improving urban planning in drylands. However, there are some shortcomings in the existing urban expansion models, which lead to great uncertainties in the assessment of the influences of urban expansion on multiple ESs. Objectives...
Examining local and regional ecological connectivity throughout North America
Mittwoch, 28. September 2022
Abstract Context Conservation scientists recommend maintaining and restoring ecological connectivity to sustain biodiversity in the face of land-use and climate change. Alternative connectivity assessments conducted at multiple spatial scales are needed to understand consequences of varying assumptions and for use in multi-scale conservation planning. Objectives...
Can secondary forests mitigate the negative effect of old-growth forest loss on biodiversity? A landscape-scale assessment of two endangered primates
Dienstag, 27. September 2022
Abstract Context Old-growth forest loss drives the global biodiversity crisis. Nevertheless, this impact could be buffered by the increasing expansion of secondary (regenerating) forests, which can provide supplementary habitat for wildlife. Objectives We tested this hypothesis assessing the effect of old-growth and secondary forest cover on the abundance...
Examining primate community occurrence patterns in agroforest landscapes using arboreal and terrestrial camera traps
Dienstag, 27. September 2022
Abstract Context Forest-agricultural mosaics are now considered critical for biodiversity. Within these landscapes, the type of land use surrounding remnant forests influences the ability of arboreal non-flying wildlife to travel, disperse and ultimately survive, making arboreal species disproportionally impacted from habitat change. To inform land management strategies we must first understand how wildlife, including arboreal taxa...
Evaluating climate-driven fallowing for ecological connectivity of species at risk
Dienstag, 27. September 2022
Abstract Context Climate change and agricultural land use change are modifying the configuration of natural lands within agricultural landscapes, impacting species’ ability to move freely between remaining (semi-)natural areas. Working lands are inherently costly to set aside for biodiversity, making the establishment of additional permanent reserves that facilitate connectivity challenging. Yet, even temporary increases in...
Effect of scale, landscape heterogeneity and terrain complexity on agriculture mapping accuracy from time-series NDVI in the Western-Himalaya region
Montag, 26. September 2022
Abstract Context Accurate mapping of mountain agriculture is important for both a food-security and an environmental degradation perspective. Remote sensing provides a large and diverse data source for these complex regions and enables large-scale mapping of mountain agriculture. However, obtaining good mapping accuracy is challenging in mountain terrain. Objectives...
Spatial patterns of woody plant encroachment in a temperate grassland
Freitag, 23. September 2022
Abstract Context Woody encroachment is the process whereby grasslands transition to a woody-dominated state. This process is a global driver of grassland decline and is ultimately the outcome of increased woody plant recruitment in grasslands. Yet, little is known about how recruitment distances structure spatial patterns of encroachment. Objectives Here...
Conflict of energies: spatially modeling mule deer caloric expenditure in response to oil and gas development
Mittwoch, 21. September 2022
Abstract Context Wildlife avoid human disturbances, including roads and development. Avoidance and displacement of wildlife into less suitable habitat due to human development can affect their energy expenditures and fitness. The heart rate and oxygen uptake of large mammals varies with both natural aspects of their habitat (terrain, climate, predators, etc.) and anthropogenic influence (noise, light, fragmentation, etc.). Although...
Neighbourhood threats: landscape context and anthropogenic changes can trigger waterbird population collapse
Mittwoch, 21. September 2022
Abstract Context Global biodiversity decreases rapidly, driven by various factors ranging from climate change to anthropogenic activities. Identifying driving forces of population decline is critical for biological conservation. Time-series data are especially valuable for this goal, but unfortunately, high-quality time-series data are generally lacking, hampering evidences-based conservation policy making...
Aiming for the optimum: examining complex relationships among sampling regime, sampling density and landscape complexity to accurately model resource availability
Samstag, 17. September 2022
Abstract Context Obtaining accurate and precise maps of landscape features often requires intensive spatial sampling and interpolation. The data required to generate reliable interpolated maps varies with sampling density and landscape heterogeneity. However, there has been no rigorous examination of sampling density relative to landscape characteristics and interpolation methods...
Integrating land use and climate change models with stakeholder priorities to evaluate habitat connectivity change: a case study in southern Québec
Mittwoch, 14. September 2022
Abstract Context An important output of connectivity science is the identification of priority areas for the conservation of landscape connectivity. However, current connectivity conservation planning methods rarely take into account risks associated with future land use and climate change, and seldom incorporate stakeholder perceptions of connectivity priorities. Objectives...
Taking a moment to measure networks—an approach to species conservation
Dienstag, 13. September 2022
Abstract Context Network-theoretic tools contribute to understanding real-world system dynamics, such as species survival or spread. Network visualization helps illustrate structural heterogeneity, but details about heterogeneity are lost when summarizing networks with a single mean-style measure. Researchers have indicated that a system composed of multiple metrics may be a more useful determinant of structure, but a formal method...
The quantity-quality and gain-loss conversion pattern of green vegetation during urbanization reveals the importance of protecting natural forest ecosystems
Montag, 12. September 2022
Abstract Contexts To quantify ecosystem service (ES) changes caused by the dynamic of green vegetation (GV) during rapid urbanization, it is necessary to fully understand the ‘real’ conversion pattern of GV, yet key and ‘real’ conversion patterns within specific periods and contributions to GV quality remain poorly understood. Objectives We use...
Interplay between local and landscape-scale effects on the taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity of aerial insectivorous neotropical bats
Freitag, 09. September 2022
Abstract Context Human-modified landscapes are globally ubiquitous. It is critical to understand how habitat loss and fragmentation impact biodiversity from both a local habitat context and landscape-scale perspective to inform land management and conservation strategies. Objectives We used an experimentally fragmented landscape in the Brazilian Amazon to...
Multi-scale spatial ecology analyses: a Kullback information approach
Donnerstag, 08. September 2022
Abstract Context The way organisms are patterned in space dictates the outcome of many ecological processes such as growth, survival, colonization, and migration. The field of landscape ecology has developed quantitative metrics to describe spatial patterning using the concept of entropy. However, a general theory of how these patterns relate to one another within and between different organizational levels and over different spatial...
Sex-biased habitat selection by American marten in the Acadian Forest
Donnerstag, 08. September 2022
Abstract Context For wildlife dependent on mature forest living in managed landscapes, habitat loss from land use can outpace habitat recovery from forest regrowth, challenging persistence of habitat specialists. For some species, the effects of habitat loss or fragmentation may also differ between sexes when physiological or behavioral differences influence space use...