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A hierarchical analysis of habitat area, connectivity, and quality on amphibian diversity across spatial scales
Montag, 20. Januar 2020
Abstract Context Habitat fragmentation can alter species distributions and lead to reduced diversity at multiple scales. Yet, the literature describing fragmentation effects on biodiversity patterns is contradictory, possibly because most studies fail to integrate spatial scale into experimental designs and statistical analyses. Thus, it is difficult to extrapolate the effects of fragmentation to large-scaled systems in which...
Mass-flowering crops have a greater impact than semi-natural habitat on crop pollinators and pollen deposition
Montag, 20. Januar 2020
Abstract Context Maximising insect pollination of mass-flowering crops is a widely-discussed approach to sustainable agriculture. Management actions can target landscape-scale semi-natural habitat, cropping patterns or field-scale features, but little is known about their relative effectiveness. Objective To test how landscape composition (area of...
Advancing landscape sustainability science: theoretical foundation and synergies with innovations in methodology, design, and application
Montag, 13. Januar 2020
Our society has entered in an era of Anthropocene, in which people and their activities dominate almost all ecosystems on the planet. In the context of growing uncertainties, landscape sustainability science (LSS), as a place-based, use-inspired science, aims to understand and improve the dynamic relationship between ecosystem services and human well-being. In this editorial, we identify the major theoretical foundations of LSS, discuss recent innovations in research methodology to advance...
Regional land-use and local management create scale-dependent ‘landscapes of fear’ for a common woodland bird
Samstag, 11. Januar 2020
Abstract Context Land-use change and habitat fragmentation are well known drivers of biodiversity declines. In forest birds, it has been proposed that landscape change can cause increased predation pressure that leads to population declines or community change. Predation can also have non-lethal effects on prey, such as creating ‘landscapes of fear’. However, few studies have simultaneously investigated the relative contribution...
Norway spruce at the trailing edge: the effect of landscape configuration and composition on climate resilience
Samstag, 11. Januar 2020
Abstract Context Norway spruce (Picea abies) is one of the most widespread tree species in Europe’s forests. Due to its high economic value it has been strongly favored by management, especially at the trailing edge of its natural distribution. However, disturbances from wind and bark beetles are increasingly impacting these forests, and their resilience under climate change has been called into question recently...
Landscape-scale management of exotic forest plantations: synergy between deadwood and clear-cutting synchrony modulates saproxylic beetle diversity
Mittwoch, 08. Januar 2020
Abstract Context Although saproxylic beetles use deadwood in industrial exotic forest plantations, deadwood and historical land use patterns may interact among each other making difficult the implementation sustainable management intended to conserve saproxylic beetle diversity. Objectives We assessed the additive and interactive effects of deadwood and...
Snowmelt timing impacts on growing season phenology in the northern range of Yellowstone National Park estimated from MODIS satellite data
Freitag, 03. Januar 2020
Abstract Context Trends and geographic patterns of change in vegetation phenology metrics and snowmelt timing from the MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite data sets were analyzed for the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park over the period 2001 to 2017. Objectives The main question posed in this analysis was “Where has...
Assessing habitat fragmentation’s hierarchical effects on species diversity at multiple scales: the case of Thousand Island Lake, China
Donnerstag, 02. Januar 2020
Abstract Context The study of habitat fragmentation is fraught with definitional and conceptual challenges. Specifically, a multi-scale perspective is needed to address apparent disagreements between landscape- and patch-based studies that have caused significant uncertainty concerning fragmentation’s effects. Objectives Here we test the hypothesis that...
Multiple lines of genetic inquiry reveal effects of local and landscape factors on an amphibian metapopulation
Donnerstag, 02. Januar 2020
Abstract Context A central tenet of landscape ecology is that both characteristics of patches and the matrix between them influence functional connectivity. Landscape genetics seeks to evaluate functional connectivity by determining the role of spatial processes in the distribution of genetic diversity on the landscape. However, landscape genetics studies often consider only the landscape matrix, ignoring patch-level characteristics...
Spatiotemporal evolution of urban agglomerations in China during 2000–2012: a nighttime light approach
Mittwoch, 01. Januar 2020
Abstract Context Urban agglomeration is an advanced spatial organization of cities, usually caused by urbanization processes when cities develop to a certain level - typically associated with higher population density and a certain density of built environment. However, compared with various studies focusing on specific cities, urban agglomerations are still understudied, especially for the quantitative identification of...
Relationships between landscape structure and the prevalence of two tick-borne infectious agents, Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, in small mammal communities
Mittwoch, 01. Januar 2020
Abstract Context By modifying ecosystems, land cover changes influence the emergence, the spread and the incidence of vector-borne diseases. Objective This study aimed at identifying associations between landscape structure and the prevalence of two tick-borne infectious agents, Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Borrelia burgdorferi s.l., in small mammal...
Identification of ecological networks for land-use planning with spatial conservation prioritization
Samstag, 21. Dezember 2019
Abstract Context Spatial conservation prioritization (SCP) has most often been applied to the design of reserve network expansion. In addition to occurrences of species and habitats inside protected area candidate sites, one may also be interested about network-level connectivity considerations. Objectives We applied SCP to the identification of ecological...
Multi-scaled drivers of severity patterns vary across land ownerships for the 2013 Rim Fire, California
Freitag, 20. Dezember 2019
Abstract Context As the frequency of large, severe fires increases, detecting the drivers of spatial fire severity patterns is key to predicting controls provided by weather, fuels, topography, and management. Objectives Identify the biophysical and management drivers of severity patterns and their spatial variability across the 2013 Rim Fire, Sierra Nevada...
Regional replication of landscape genetics analyses of the Mississippi slimy salamander, Plethodon mississippi
Donnerstag, 19. Dezember 2019
Abstract Context Landscape genetics can identify habitat features that facilitate or resist gene flow, providing a framework for anticipating the impacts of land use changes on dispersal of individuals. To inform management, a better understanding of how inferences derived from one study region are applicable to other regions is needed. Objectives We...
Demographic, ecological, and life-history traits associated with bird population response to landscape fragmentation in Europe
Donnerstag, 19. Dezember 2019
Abstract Context Human land-use transformation has fragmented natural landscapes around the world, with fragmentation currently being considered a global threat to biodiversity conservation. Landscape fragmentation, however, does not affect all species similarly, suggesting that some species characteristics may render species more sensitive to fragmentation than others...
Using landscape connectivity tools to identify conservation priorities in forested areas and potential restoration priorities in rubber plantation in Xishuangbanna, Southwest China
Donnerstag, 19. Dezember 2019
Abstract Context Maintaining connectivity is critical for fragmented habitat networks to retain native species. The tropical forest in Xishuangbanna, Southwest China, is a biodiversity hotspot for China, but is also vulnerable to deforestation due to rapid expansion of rubber plantations, thus better understanding of connectivity may be crucial to species persistence...
Phenology, variation in habitat use, and daily activity patterns of Eleonora’s falcon overwintering in Madagascar
Donnerstag, 19. Dezember 2019
Abstract Context The vast majority of the global population of Eleonora’s falcon overwinters in Madagascar, where the natural environment is threatened by human-induced habitat changes, particularly intensive forest degradation. Objectives We described Eleonora’s falcon phenology and habitat use based on fine-scale telemetry data and field surveys, and...
Elucidating the impact of anthropogenic supplementation, isolation and ecological heterogeneity on Brook Trout ( Salvelinus fontinalis ) genetic structure
Donnerstag, 19. Dezember 2019
Abstract Context Preservation of genetic diversity is a commonly cited, yet under-evaluated aspect of species conservation plans. Understanding the influence of human-mediated translocations and habitat constraints on landscape patterns of genetic structure in threatened fish species is essential to maintaining biodiversity and adaptive potential. Objectives...
Future losses of playa wetlands decrease network structure and connectivity of the Rainwater Basin, Nebraska
Donnerstag, 19. Dezember 2019
Abstract Context The Rainwater Basin in south-central Nebraska once supported a complex network of ~ 12,000 spatially-isolated playa wetlands, but ~ 90% have been lost since European settlement. Future losses are likely and expected reductions in connectivity could further isolate populations, increasing local extinction rates of many wetland species. However, to what extent future losses will affect wildlife likely depends...
Land use-driven historical soil carbon losses in Swiss peatlands
Samstag, 07. Dezember 2019
Abstract Context Globally, the intensive use of peatlands contributes substantially to greenhouse gas emissions. The intensification of peatland use has led to increasing carbon (C) losses over the last centuries, but without historical emissions data, these increases and cumulative emissions are difficult to quantify. Objectives To understand the magnitude...