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Integrating land development size, pattern, and density to identify urban–rural fringe in a metropolitan region
Dienstag, 04. August 2020
Abstract Context Located between urban area and rural area, urban–rural fringe is challenged with urbanization related social-ecological problems. Accurately identifying the urban–rural fringe can help to integrated urban–rural development planning, especially in metropolitan region. Among the various case studies to identify the urban–rural fringe, land use degree and impervious surface area are widely used. However, both...
Landscape characteristics and social factors influencing attitudes toward roadside vegetation management
Montag, 03. August 2020
Abstract Context For the roadside forest, utility vegetation management is a driver of landscape change involving tradeoffs between reliable electric power and preservation of trees. However, little is known about public perceptions of vegetation management in the landscape context. Objectives Our objective was to evaluate social and residential context...
The impact of artificial light at night on human and ecosystem health: a systematic literature review
Samstag, 01. August 2020
Abstract Context Artificial light at night (ALAN) provides an array of important benefits but might also adversely affect humans and other living organisms. Yet, the existing reviews of accumulated knowledge about the multifaceted effects associated with exposure to ALAN focus on distinct ecosystem components. As a result, our understanding of potential system-wide impacts of ALAN exposure is insufficient...
Does habitat fragmentation affect landscape-level temperatures? A global analysis
Samstag, 01. August 2020
Abstract Context Habitat fragmentation per se (habitat subdivision independent of habitat loss) is a major driver of biodiversity change, potentially due to its impacts on climate. Habitat fragmentation may make landscapes hotter by increasing the amount of habitat edges, but can reduce landscape-level temperatures due to the “vegetation breeze” phenomenon. The plausibility of these two alternative hypotheses is unclear, as...
Habitat morphology and connectivity better predict hydrophyte and wetland plant richness than land-use intensity in overexploited watersheds: evidence from the Po plain (northern Italy)
Samstag, 01. August 2020
Abstract Context Preserving hydrophyte and wetland plant diversity is among the most critical environmental issues worldwide. The progressive decline and disappearance of these species led to dramatic consequences on functions and services provided by inland aquatic ecosystems. This is especially relevant for lowlands that are usually disturbance-dominated landscapes, mainly by mechanization in agriculture and land use changes...
Landscape influence on biophony in an urban environment in the European Alps
Samstag, 01. August 2020
Abstract Context Biophony is the acoustic manifestation of biodiversity, and humans interact with biophony in many ways. However, quantifying biophony across urban landscapes has proven difficult in the presence of anthrophony, or sounds generated by humans. Improved assessment methods are required to progress our understanding of the processes influencing biophony across a variety of spatial–temporal...
Landscape diversity and field border density enhance carabid diversity in adjacent grasslands and cereal fields
Samstag, 01. August 2020
Abstract Context Permanent grasslands have declined across Europe since the agricultural intensification. Grassland vicinity, landscape heterogeneity and vicinity of hedgerows are enhancing factors for farmland carabid (ground beetle) diversity. However, interrelation between grassland and cropland communities needs to be better known in various landscape context...
Forest proximity rather than local forest cover affects bee diversity and coffee pollination services
Samstag, 01. August 2020
Abstract Context As agricultural demands for land continues to expand, strategies are urgently needed to balance agricultural production with biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service provision in agricultural landscapes. Objectives We used a factorial landscape design to assess the relative contributions of forest proximity and local...
Evaluating methods for identifying large mammal road crossing locations: black bears as a case study
Samstag, 01. August 2020
Abstract Context Roads have several negative effects on large mammals including restricting movements, isolating populations, and mortality due to vehicle collisions. Where large mammals regularly cross roads, driver safety is also a concern. Wildlife road crossing structures are often proposed to mitigate the negative effects on wildlife and human safety. However, few studies have compared the efficacy of different methods in...
Mapping connectivity and conflict risk to identify safe corridors for the Persian leopard
Samstag, 01. August 2020
Abstract Context Many large carnivores depend on habitat patches outside protected areas, as well as safe corridors between them. However, corridor assessments typically ignore potential conflicts between carnivores and people, which can undermine corridor effectiveness and thus conservation success. Objectives We identified safe dispersal...
Implications of future climate- and land-change scenarios on grassland bird abundance and biodiversity in the Upper Missouri River Basin
Samstag, 01. August 2020
Abstract Context Over the past decades, numerous threats from climate- and land-use change to ecosystems have been identified. Grassland ecosystems are among the most endangered in the world and ongoing grassland declines in the Great Plains have been a major concern for avian biodiversity conservation. Objectives Threat mitigation may include...
Ecology and sustainability of the Inner Mongolian Grassland: Looking back and moving forward
Samstag, 01. August 2020
Abstract Context Understanding the ecology and sustainability of the Inner Mongolian Grassland is crucial for improving land management policies in the Mongolian Plateau and beyond. However, a systematic and comprehensive review of the relevant literature is still lacking. Objectives This review was intended to: (1) assess the current state of the...
Exploring the key drivers of forest flammability in wet eucalypt forests using expert-derived conceptual models
Samstag, 01. August 2020
Abstract Context Fire behaviour research has largely focused on dry ecosystems that burn frequently, with far less attention on wetter forests. Yet, the impacts of fire in wet forests can be high and therefore understanding the drivers of fire in these systems is vital. Objectives We sought to identify and rank by importance the factors...
Can landscape heterogeneity promote carnivore coexistence in human-dominated landscapes?
Donnerstag, 30. Juli 2020
Abstract Context Interspecific competition can limit species distributions unless competitors partition niche space to enable coexistence. Landscape heterogeneity can facilitate niche partitioning and enable coexistence, but land-use change is restructuring terrestrial ecosystems globally with unknown consequences for species interactions. Objectives We...
Identifying areas of wetland and wind turbine overlap in the south-central Great Plains of North America
Donnerstag, 30. Juli 2020
Abstract Context The North American Great Plains contains > 80,000 wetlands (playas) that are habitat resources for birds. This region has also undergone recent expansion of wind energy development. Areas of overlap between playas and wind energy structures are potential wildlife hazards. Objectives We identified areas where conservation values of...
Paleoecological and paleolandscape modeling support for pre-Columbian burning by Native Americans in the Golden Trout Wilderness Area, California, USA
Mittwoch, 29. Juli 2020
Abstract Context Though people have used fire to alter landscapes across North America for millennia, there remains a debate whether Native Americans altered California’s mountainous forests to create an anthropogenic landscape. Objective We use paleoecological reconstructions and paleolandscape modeling to test whether climate or Native Americans were...
Land-use change and propagule pressure promote plant invasions in tropical rainforest remnants
Dienstag, 28. Juli 2020
Abstract Context Intact tropical rainforests are considered robust to plant invasions. However, land-use change alters the structure and species composition of native forest, opening up tropical landscapes to invasion. Yet, the relative roles of key drivers on tropical forest invasions remain little investigated. Objectives We examine factors affecting...
A consilience-driven approach to land use history in relation to reconstructing forest land use legacies
Dienstag, 28. Juli 2020
Abstract Context The importance of societal factors in shaping forest area, structure and composition through economic activity, policy, governance, and population changes is frequently acknowledged in ecologic studies, however the specific socioeconomic factors that lead to land use change through time are rarely articulated. Objectives We present a...
Assessing the influence of ecological interaction patterns among habitat types on species distribution: studying the Iberian lynx ( Lynx pardinus Temminck 1827) in central Spain
Freitag, 24. Juli 2020
Abstract Context Species distribution models (SDMs) usually describe the landscape through single landcover types as explicative and independent variables. However, species distribution responds to ecological processes that are represented in spatial patterns of landcovers, which are not usually considered in SDMs. Objectives From the hypothesis that...
The impact of urban sprawl on forest landscapes in Southeast Michigan, 1985–2015
Mittwoch, 22. Juli 2020
Abstract Context Urban sprawl typically consists of low-density urban development dominated by single-family housing and automobile-oriented land use patterns. Sprawl impacts landscape structure and composition, especially along the urban periphery. However, few studies have simultaneously examined sprawl at the building level and by building type (e.g. single family, multi-family) and its relationship to forest landscapes within an...