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How does urban expansion interact with cropland loss? A comparison of 14 Chinese cities from 1980 to 2015
Montag, 19. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context Characterized by intensive urban sprawl and continuous cropland shrinkage, the unprecedented urbanization process has profoundly reshaped China’s landscape over the past four decades. However, the interaction between urban expansion and cropland loss in China at a finer spatiotemporal resolution remains unclear. Objectives This study aims...
Grassland-to-crop conversion in agricultural landscapes has lasting impact on the trait diversity of bees
Sonntag, 18. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context Global pollinator decline has motivated much research to understand the underlying mechanisms. Among the multiple pressures threatening pollinators, habitat loss has been suggested as a key-contributing factor. While habitat destruction is often associated with immediate negative impacts, pollinators can also exhibit delayed responses over time. Objectives...
Sustainability of human–environment systems through the lens of landscape
Samstag, 17. Oktober 2020
Do landscape and riverscape shape genetic patterns of the Neotropical otter, Lontra longicaudis , in eastern Mexico?
Donnerstag, 15. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context Functional connectivity of semiaquatic species is poorly studied despite that freshwater ecosystems are amongst the most threatened worldwide due to habitat deterioration. The Neotropical otter, Lontra longicaudis, is a threatened species that represents a good model to evaluate the effect of landscape-riverscape features on genetic structure and gene flow of freshwater species...
Landscape factors and how they influence whitefly pests in cassava fields across East Africa
Donnerstag, 15. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context African production landscapes are diverse, with multiple cassava cultivars grown in small patches amongst a diversity of other crops. Studies on how diverse smallholder landscapes impact herbivore pest outbreak risk have not been carried out in sub-Saharan Africa. Objectives Bemisia tabaci is a cryptic pest species complex that cause damage...
Motif: an open-source R tool for pattern-based spatial analysis
Mittwoch, 14. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context Pattern-based spatial analysis provides methods to describe and quantitatively compare spatial patterns for categorical raster datasets. It allows for spatial search, change detection, and clustering of areas with similar patterns. Objectives We developed an R package motif as a set of open-source tools for pattern-based spatial analysis...
On the relative importance of landscape variables to plant diversity and phylogenetic community structure on uninhabited islands, South Korea
Dienstag, 13. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context Although there have been methodological advances in the analysis of biodiversity and landscape properties, most studies in landscape ecology primarily explore whether certain landscape properties, such as island area and isolation, have universal effects on species-centric measures. Objectives We assessed how landscape variables drive...
Artificial light at night as a driver of urban colonization by an avian predator
Mittwoch, 07. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context Urbanization and artificial light at night (ALAN) are major drivers of local biodiversity losses causing community alterations, disruption of predator-prey interactions, and ultimately, promotion of cascading effects. However, some species can colonize urban environments. Objectives We explore the role of ALAN as a driver of the colonization...
Landscape-scale effects of forest degradation on insectivorous birds and invertebrates in austral temperate forests
Dienstag, 06. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context Insectivorous birds are sensitive to forest disturbances that may limit the availability of food consisting mainly of invertebrates. However, birds and invertebrates may be differently affected by forest disturbances while invertebrates may interact with disturbances. Objectives We aim to determine: (i) the effects of forest degradation on...
Saproxylic species are linked to the amount and isolation of dead wood across spatial scales in a beech forest
Samstag, 03. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context Dead wood is a key habitat for saproxylic species, which are often used as indicators of habitat quality in forests. Understanding how the amount and spatial distribution of dead wood in the landscape affects saproxylic communities is therefore important for maintaining high forest biodiversity. Objectives We investigated effects of the...
Correlations and variance among species traits explain contrasting impacts of fragmentation and habitat loss on functional diversity
Donnerstag, 01. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context Understanding how landscape fragmentation affects functional diversity, defined as the distribution of functional traits in an assemblage, is critical for managing landscapes for biodiversity and ecosystem functions. Despite some scattered evidence, we lack a clear understanding of how patterns of fragmentation drive changes in functional diversity, and its relationship with species richness as habitat is lost...
Eighty-year review of the evolution of landscape ecology: from a spatial planning perspective
Donnerstag, 01. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context Sustainable spatial development requires the establishment of a balance between rational land use and the protection of nature, ecosystems and biodiversity on various spatial levels and temporal horizons. The integration of landscape ecology and spatial development planning can help overcome the complex problems of managing landscapes and natural resources and increase the chances of reaching sustainable...
Interactions of local habitat type, landscape composition and flower availability moderate wild bee communities
Donnerstag, 01. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context Landscape and local habitat traits moderate wild bee communities. However, whether landscape effects differ between local habitat types is largely unknown. Objectives We explored the way that wild bee communities in three distinct habitats are shaped by landscape composition and the availability of flowering plants by...
Habitat edge effects decrease litter accumulation and increase litter decomposition in coastal salt marshes
Donnerstag, 01. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context Habitat fragmentation is known to be one of the leading causes of species extinctions, however few studies have explored how habitat fragmentation impacts ecosystem functioning and carbon cycling, especially in wetland ecosystems. Objectives We aimed to determine how habitat fragmentation, defined by habitat area and distance...
Scale-dependent correlates of reptile communities in natural patches within a fragmented agroecosystem
Donnerstag, 01. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context Studying biodiversity in light of increased fragmentation in agroecosystems requires the understanding of scale-dependent and multi-scale determinants of various community measures. Objectives In a heterogeneous agro-landscape, we aimed to understand whether: (1) Reptile communities are affected by a certain variable that...
Political borders impact associations between habitat suitability predictions and resource availability
Donnerstag, 01. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context By linking species of conservation concern to their abiotic and biotic requirements, habitat suitability models (HSM) can assist targeted conservation measures. Yet, conservation measures may fail if HSM are unable to predict crucial resources. HSM are typically developed using remotely sensed land-cover classification data but not information on resources per se...
The role of species composition in the emergence of alternate vegetation states in a temperate rainforest system
Donnerstag, 01. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context Forest systems are dynamic and can alternate between alternative stable states in response to climate, disturbance and internal abiotic and biotic conditions. Switching between states depends on the crossing of critical thresholds and the establishment of feedbacks that drive (and maintain) changes in ecosystem functioning. The nature of these thresholds and the workings of these feedbacks have been...
Integrating meteorological factors for better understanding of the urban form-air quality relationship
Donnerstag, 01. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context Understanding the urban form-air quality relationship is essential to mitigate intra-urban air pollution and to improve urban ecology. However, few studies considered urban form and meteorological factors integratively and analyzed their synthetic effects on air pollution. Objectives We investigate how to model the integrated...
Quantifying the effects of remnant seed sources on post-volcanic-eruption forest recovery through historic landscape reconstruction from 1710 to 2010
Donnerstag, 01. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context The rate and trajectory of forest landscape recovery after a volcanic eruption rely largely on available seed sources and patterns of seed dispersal. However, quantifying the importance of various seed sources has not been attempted. Objectives We demonstrate a forest landscape modeling framework for spatiotemporal...
Linear woody landscape elements may help to mitigate leaf surface loss caused by the cereal leaf beetle
Donnerstag, 01. Oktober 2020
Abstract Context Woody semi-natural habitats serve as permanent habitats and hibernation sites for natural enemies and, through spillover processes, they play an important role in the biological control of insect pests. However, this service is also dependent on the amount and configuration of the dominating woody habitat types: linear landscape elements (hedgerows, shelterbelts), and more evenly extended plantations. Relating...