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Structural heterogeneity predicts ecological resistance and resilience to wildfire in arid shrublands
Freitag, 24. Mai 2024
Abstract Context Dynamic feedbacks between physical structure and ecological function drive ecosystem productivity, resilience, and biodiversity maintenance. Detailed maps of canopy structure enable comprehensive evaluations of structure–function relationships. However, these relationships are scale-dependent, and identifying relevant spatial scales to link structure to function remains challenging...
Different impacts of urbanization on ecosystem services supply and demand across old, new and non-urban areas in the ChangZhuTan urban agglomeration, China
Dienstag, 21. Mai 2024
Abstract Context Rapid urbanization has brought substantial changes in structure and function of ecosystems, significantly impacting ecosystem services (ESs) supply and demand, and thereby landscape sustainability. Objectives Revealing differences impacts of urbanization on ESs supply and demand across old, new and non-urban areas...
Machine learning allows for large-scale habitat prediction of a wide-ranging carnivore across diverse ecoregions
Mittwoch, 15. Mai 2024
Abstract Context Resource selection functions are powerful tools for predicting habitat selection of animals. Recently, machine-learning methods such as random forest have gained popularity for predicting habitat selection due to their flexibility and strong predictive performance. Objectives We tested two methods for predicting...
Correction to: Genetic signals of local adaptation in a desert rodent that occupies diverse climates and plant communities
Dienstag, 07. Mai 2024
From past habitats to present threats: tracing North American weasel distributions through a century of climate and land use change
Freitag, 03. Mai 2024
Abstract Context Shifts in climate and land use have dramatically reshaped ecosystems, impacting the distribution and status of wildlife populations. For many species, data gaps limit inference regarding population trends and links to environmental change. This deficiency hinders our ability to enact meaningful conservation measures to protect at risk species...
Short-term evolution pattern in salt marsh landscapes: the importance of physical constraints
Freitag, 03. Mai 2024
Abstract Context Salt marsh landscapes at the land-sea interfaces exhibit contrasting spatiotemporal dynamics, resulting from varying physical constraints that limit new marsh establishment. The expansion of salt marsh landscapes towards the sea or their retreat towards the land is determined by patch-level changes, relying on the balance of power between the intrinsic biota traits and external physical disturbances...
A family of process-based models to simulate landscape use by multiple taxa
Donnerstag, 02. Mai 2024
Abstract Context Land-use change is a key driver of biodiversity loss. Models that accurately predict how biodiversity might be affected by land-use changes are urgently needed, to help avoid further negative impacts and inform landscape-scale restoration projects. To be effective, such models must balance model realism with computational tractability and must represent the different habitat and connectivity requirements of...
Crossings and collisions – Exploring how roe deer navigate the road network
Dienstag, 30. April 2024
Abstract   Context To investigate the major impact of roads on wildlife, most studies focus on hot-spots of wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVC) to identify areas in need of mitigation measures. However, on road stretches where the frequency of WVC is low, a question arises: is this because those locations are 'safe’ places for wildlife to cross the road with little risk of collisions; or is it because individuals avoid...
Shifts in belowground processes along a temperate forest edge
Montag, 29. April 2024
Abstract Context Forests are increasingly fragmented, and as a result most forests in the United States are within one km of an edge. Edges change environmental conditions of the forest—especially radiation, roughness, temperature, and moisture—that can have consequences for plant productivity and ecosystem functions. However, edge effects on aboveground characteristics of plants and the environment are better understood...
Seasonal bee communities vary in their responses to resources at local and landscape scales: implication for land managers
Samstag, 27. April 2024
Abstract Context There is great interest in land management practices for pollinators; however, a quantitative comparison of landscape and local effects on bee communities is necessary to determine if adding small habitat patches can increase bee abundance or species richness. The value of increasing floral abundance at a site is undoubtedly influenced by the phenology and magnitude of floral resources in the landscape, but due...
Evaluation of landscape sustainability of protected areas and identification of its correlation factors: a case study of Beijing, China
Samstag, 27. April 2024
Abstract Context Protected areas (PAs) serve as robust safeguards for the ecological safety of urban areas, and positively affect their socioeconomic development. However, limited research that integrates both ecological and socioeconomic aspects to evaluate the role of PAs. Objectives In this study, we aimed to establish an evaluation...
Unraveling the interplay between demography and landscape features in shaping connectivity and diversity: Insights from the leopard cat on a subtropical island
Samstag, 27. April 2024
Abstract Context Elucidating how demography and contemporary landscape features regulate functional connectivity is crucial to implementing effective conservation strategies. We assessed the impacts of landscape features on the genetic variation of a locally endangered carnivore, the leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) in Taiwan. Objectives...
Divergence in diversity-area relationships between lawn and non-lawn plants in residential landscapes
Donnerstag, 25. April 2024
Abstract Context In residential landscapes, people acknowledge and manage larger, conventionally attractive plants differently than smaller, less conspicuous ones, possibly leading to a divergence in basic ecological patterns such as diversity-area relationships. Objectives We tested for divergences between lawn and non-lawn plants, and...
Measuring ecological connectivity with ecological distance and dynamic resistant kernels
Mittwoch, 24. April 2024
Abstract Context Species-agnostic connectivity models are often used to inform management over broad spatial scales. The four main approaches to species-agnostic models parameterize resistance to movement based on naturalness, structural features, climate, or geodiversity variables. Though all four of these factors simultaneously affect species movement and flow of ecological processes, they are rarely combined...
Big cats persisting in human-dominated landscape: Habitat suitability and connectivity of leopards in central North China
Dienstag, 23. April 2024
Abstract Context The leopard (Panthera pardus), the only large carnivore species occurring in central North China, has undergone substantial range contraction and population decline due to anthropogenic pressure across the region. Objectives In this study, we aimed to map its current suitable habitats and assess the degree of connectivity...
Beta diversity partitioning reveals homogenization in bird community composition within the forest-agriculture landscape of the northern Taiwan coast
Montag, 22. April 2024
Abstract Context This study examined how human-induced landscape changes affected bird diversity in mountain villages with mixed forests and cultivated fields. Objectives We focused on the bird species composition (beta diversity) to determine whether species homogenization varied with forest cover differences. This study developed it as a...
Partitioning genetic structure of a subterranean rodent at multiple spatial scales: accounting for isolation by barriers, distance, and environment
Donnerstag, 18. April 2024
Abstract Context Understanding genetic structure at multiple spatial scales and identifying drivers of genetic isolation are important for developing comprehensive conservation plans including for grassland conservation efforts. However, few studies account for multiple genetic isolation processes nor partition genetic variance among these processes. Objectives...
Key breeding habitats of threatened golden eagles across Eastern Canada identified using a multi-level, multi-scale habitat selection approach
Donnerstag, 18. April 2024
Abstract Context In a conservation context, identifying key habitats suitable for reproduction, foraging, or survival is a useful tool, yet challenging for species with large geographic distributions and/or living in remote regions. Objectives The objective of this study is to identify selected habitats at multiple levels and scales of the...
Higher crop rotational diversity in more simplified agricultural landscapes in Northeastern Germany
Montag, 15. April 2024
Abstract Context Both crop rotational diversity and landscape diversity are important for ensuring resilient agricultural production and supporting biodiversity and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes. However, the relationship between crop rotational diversity and landscape diversity is largely understudied. Objectives We aim to...
Lack of social data hinders integrative urban ecology research: obstacles and opportunities
Mittwoch, 10. April 2024