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Persistence of amphibian metapopulation occupancy in dynamic wetlandscapes
Mittwoch, 19. Januar 2022
Abstract Context Occupancy and persistence of amphibian populations in patchy wetland habitats is influenced by landscape heterogeneity, species traits, and hydroclimatic variability. Such information is helpful for understanding the key drivers for reported world-wide declines in amphibian populations over past decades. Objectives The overarching goal of...
A quantifiable architecture for urban social-ecological complex landscape pattern
Freitag, 14. Januar 2022
Abstract Context For urban ecology science to facilitate urban sustainable development by improving urban residents’ material wealth and environmental suitability, it is important to quantitatively analyze urban areas using current and forthcoming data collection and analysis technologies; however, current approaches remain inadequate and are not systematic compared with the relatively mature urban ecology theory...
Extending morphological pattern segmentation to 3D voxels
Freitag, 14. Januar 2022
Abstract Context This short communication introduces the logic, demonstrates its use, and identifies the availability of a new tool that extends the traditional 2D morphological segmentation of binary raster data into the 3-dimensional realm of voxels. Objectives A combination of 3-dimensional array data and network graph theory are implemented to...
Dredging fundamentally reshapes the ecological significance of 3D terrain features for fish in estuarine seascapes
Donnerstag, 13. Januar 2022
Abstract Context Landscape modification alters the condition of ecosystems and the structure of terrain, with widespread impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Seafloor dredging impacts a diversity of flora and fauna in many coastal landscapes, and these processes also transform three-dimensional terrain features. The potential ecological significance of these terrain changes in urban seascapes has, however, not been...
Present and historical landscape structure shapes current species richness in Central European grasslands
Mittwoch, 12. Januar 2022
Abstract Context Current diversity and species composition of ecological communities can often not exclusively be explained by present land use and landscape structure. Historical land use may have considerably influenced ecosystems and their properties for decades and centuries. Objectives We analysed the effects of present and historical landscape...
Templates for multifunctional landscape design
Montag, 10. Januar 2022
Abstract Context In climate-smart landscapes people manage land use for integrating sustainable production, climate change adaptation and mitigation. The spatial dimension of this multifunctionality remains to be formalised to increase effectiveness of nature-based solutions. Objectives We aimed to systematically analyse effects of fragmentation on...
Soundscape dynamics of a cold protected forest: dominance of aircraft noise
Samstag, 08. Januar 2022
Abstract Context One mainstay of soundscape ecology is to understand acoustic pattern changes, in particular the relative balance between biophony (biotic sounds), geophony (abiotic sounds), and anthropophony (human-related sounds). However, little research has been pursued to automatically track these three components. Objectives Here, we introduce a...
Landscape complementation is a driver of bumble bee (Bombus sp.) abundance in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Samstag, 08. Januar 2022
Abstract Context Land use change is a major factor influencing biodiversity, but the mechanisms that drive species losses require further examination. Habitat loss often reduces biodiversity, but habitat fragmentation can increase biodiversity when examined independently. Processes driving this pattern remain largely unclear. Objectives We aimed to...
Urbanization is associated with unique community simplification among birds in a neotropical landscape
Samstag, 08. Januar 2022
Abstract Context Conversion of land cover by urban expansion is typically thought to reduce functional diversity by homogenizing species composition, at least in well-studied temperate locations. Studies of highly diverse and disturbance-sensitive tropical ecosystems remain rare. Objectives By exhaustively surveying resident forest bird communities across...
Integrating life cycle assessment into landscape studies: a postcard from Hulunbuir
Samstag, 08. Januar 2022
Abstract Context Conventional life cycle assessment (LCA) has been increasingly criticized for lacking spatial information, especially for agricultural systems where high spatial variation and sensitivity is present. Objectives The objective of this research is twofold: first, to assess the potential environmental impacts and the production efficiency of...
Explaining land use and forest change: more theory or better methodology?
Samstag, 08. Januar 2022
Abstract Context Theorizing complex phenomena like human–environment relationships is difficult and often of dubious explanatory value. If our goal is to understand causal interactions between people and the land and to explain environmental changes in the landscape, the more pressing need is for better causal–analytic methodology, not for more or better theory per se...
Climate and land change impacts on future managed wetland habitat: a case study from California’s Central Valley
Freitag, 07. Januar 2022
Abstract Concept California’s Central Valley provides critical habitat for migratory waterbirds, yet only 10% of naturally occurring wetlands remain. Competition for limited water supplies and climate change will impact the long-term viability of these intensively managed habitats. Objectives Forecast the distribution, abundance, and connectivity of...
Drivers and constraints of land use transitions on Western grasslands: insights from a California mountain ranching community
Donnerstag, 06. Januar 2022
Abstract Context Land use change drives a host of sustainability challenges on Earth’s grasslands. To understand the relationship between changing land use patterns, human well-being, and ecosystem services, research is needed into land use transitions on privately-owned grasslands. Such inquiry lies at the intersection of land system science, landscape sustainability science and environmental governance...
Testing the effect of wetland spatiotemporal variability on amphibian occurrence across scales
Donnerstag, 06. Januar 2022
Abstract Context Dynamic landscapes vary in both space and time, yielding a critical knowledge gap in landscape ecology: does spatiotemporally-variable habitat within a landscape increase species occurrence and abundance? Wetland landscapes are an excellent model system for addressing this question, as wetlands fluctuate in permanence across both space and time, providing habitat and supporting species with diverse life histories...
Spatial variation in human disturbances and their effects on forest structure and biodiversity across an Afromontane forest
Mittwoch, 05. Januar 2022
Abstract Context Human disturbances can have large impacts on forest structure and biodiversity, and thereby result in forest degradation, a property difficult to detect by remote sensing. Objectives To investigate spatial variation in anthropogenic disturbances and their effects on forest structure and biodiversity...
Linking acoustic diversity to compositional and configurational heterogeneity in mosaic landscapes
Dienstag, 04. Januar 2022
Abstract Context There is a long-standing quest in landscape ecology for holistic biodiversity metrics accounting for multi-taxa diversity in heterogeneous habitat mosaics. Passive acoustic monitoring of biodiversity may provide integrative indices allowing to investigate how soundscapes are shaped by compositional and configurational heterogeneity of mosaic landscapes...
Problems seeded in the past: lagged effects of historical land-use changes can cause an extinction debt in long-lived species due to movement limitation
Montag, 03. Januar 2022
Abstract Context Land-use change is one of the main threats to biodiversity on the global scale. Legacy effects of historical land-use changes may affect population dynamics of long-lived species, but they are difficult to evaluate through observational studies alone. We present here an interdisciplinary modelling approach as an alternative to address this problem in landscape ecology...
Deforestation scenarios show the importance of secondary forest for meeting Panama’s carbon goals
Sonntag, 02. Januar 2022
Abstract Context Tropical forest loss has a major impact on climate change. Secondary forest growth has potential to mitigate these impacts, but uncertainty regarding future land use, remote sensing limitations, and carbon model accuracy have inhibited understanding the range of potential future carbon dynamics. Objectives We evaluated the effects of four...
Quantifying and predicting population connectivity of an outbreaking forest insect pest
Donnerstag, 23. Dezember 2021
Abstract Context Dispersal has a key role in the population dynamics of outbreaking species such as the spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) as it can synchronize the demography of distant populations and favor the transition from endemic to epidemic states. However, we know very little about how landscape structure influences dispersal in such systems while such knowledge is essential for better forecasting of spatially...
Local and landscape features constrain the trait and taxonomic diversity of urban bees
Sonntag, 05. Dezember 2021
Abstract Context There is concern that urbanization threatens bees, a diverse group of economic importance. The impact of urbanization on bees is likely mediated by their phenotypic traits. Objectives We examine how urban cover and resource availability at local and landscape scales influences both species taxonomic and functional diversity in bees...