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Predicting connectivity, population size and genetic diversity of Sunda clouded leopards across Sabah, Borneo
Mittwoch, 16. Januar 2019
Abstract Context The Sunda clouded leopard is vulnerable to forest loss and fragmentation. Conservation of this species requires spatially explicit evaluations of the effects of landscape patterns on genetic diversity, population size and landscape connectivity. Objectives We sought to develop predictions of Sunda clouded leopard population density, genetic...
Confluence configuration of river networks controls spatial patterns in fish communities
Mittwoch, 02. Januar 2019
Abstract Context Given the importance of spatial heterogeneity in altering dispersal, interspecific interactions, and population persistence, high rates of habitat homogenisation across the globe are a concern. In river ecosystems, confluences likely act as heterogeneity ‘hotspots’ by creating discontinuities in longitudinal processes and influences that are propagated both up and down stream networks...
Climate change will affect the ability of forest management to reduce gaps between current and presettlement forest composition in southeastern Canada
Dienstag, 01. Januar 2019
Abstract Context Forest landscapes at the boreal–temperate ecotone have been extensively altered. Reducing the gap between current and presettlement forest conditions through ecosystem-based forest management (EBFM) is thought to enhance ecological integrity. However, climate change may interfere with this goal and make these targets unrealistic. Objectives...
Mapping ecoregions under climate change: a case study from the biological ‘crossroads’ of three continents, Turkey
Freitag, 28. Dezember 2018
Abstract Context Besides climate change vulnerability, most ecosystems are under threat from a history of improper land-use and conservation policies, yet there is little existing long-term ecological research infrastructure in Turkey. In regions with no ecological networks across large landscapes, ecoregion concept offers opportunities for characterizing the landscape under changing climate...
The impact of European landscape transitions on the provision of landscape services: an explorative study using six cases of rural land change
Donnerstag, 13. Dezember 2018
Abstract Context The reasons for recent landscape change in the European countryside are complex and poorly substantiated. Identification of drivers of landscape transition and assessment of the effects on the provision of landscape services are subject of recent debate. Objectives Aims of the paper are to explore what implications rural landscape...
A mathematical partitioning of the effects of habitat loss and habitat degradation on species abundance
Dienstag, 11. Dezember 2018
Abstract Context Worldwide, anthropogenic habitat loss and degradation have led to substantial biodiversity declines. Preserving biodiversity requires an understanding of how habitat loss and degradation interact to impact species populations, and how land-use decisions can limit these losses. Objectives We present a mathematical partitioning of changes in...
The transiogram as a graphic metric for characterizing the spatial patterns of landscapes
Dienstag, 11. Dezember 2018
Abstract Context Landscape metrics play an important role in measurement, analysis, and interpretation of spatial patterns of landscapes. There are a variety of different landscape metrics widely used in landscape ecology. However, existing landscape metrics are mostly non-graphic and single-value indices, which may not be sufficient to describe the complex spatial correlation and interclass relationships of various landscapes. As a...
Get larger or grow longer wings? Impacts of habitat area and habitat amount on orthopteran assemblages and populations in semi-natural grasslands
Samstag, 08. Dezember 2018
Abstract Context Habitat loss and fragmentation are major threats to biodiversity and can change community composition, species traits and intraspecific morphology. Calcareous grasslands are hotspots of diversity for plants and invertebrates in Europe, but habitat area and habitat amount declined strongly over the last century. Objectives It is...
Coexistence of two sympatric flagship carnivores in the human-dominated forest landscapes of Northeast Asia
Mittwoch, 05. Dezember 2018
Abstract Context Understanding how large carnivore guilds survive in human-dominated landscapes is key to inform strategies for their conservation in the face of global carnivore declines. Amur tigers and leopards are recovering across the China-Russia border. However, knowledge is limited about competitive interactions between two large cats in Northeast Asia. Objectives...
A rapid method for quantifying landscape-scale vegetation disturbances by surface coal mining in arid and semiarid regions
Samstag, 01. Dezember 2018
Abstract Context Quantifying landscape-scale vegetation disturbances by surface coal mining (SCM) is crucial for assessing and mitigating its negative impacts on the environment. Methods for detecting such disturbances in woody ecosystems exist, but these methods do not work well for deserts and grasslands in arid and semiarid regions because of their sensitive responses to precipitation variations...
Scale-specific land cover thresholds for conservation of stream invertebrate communities in agricultural landscapes
Samstag, 01. Dezember 2018
Abstract Context In agricultural landscapes, riparian forests are used as a management tool to protect stream ecosystems from agricultural activities. However, the ability of managers to target stream protection actions is limited by incomplete knowledge of scale-specific effects of agriculture in riparian corridor and catchment areas...
The emergence of heterogeneity in invasive-dominated grassland: a matter of the scale of detection
Samstag, 01. Dezember 2018
Abstract Context Plant invasions of native ecosystems are one of the main causes of declines in biodiversity via system-simplification. Restoring native biodiversity can be particularly challenging in landscapes where invasive species have become dominant and where a new set of feedbacks reinforce an invaded state and preclude restoration actions. We lack an understanding of the response of invaded systems to landscape-level...
Butterflies in Swedish grasslands benefit from forest and respond to landscape composition at different spatial scales
Samstag, 01. Dezember 2018
Abstract Context Loss and fragmentation of semi-natural grasslands has critically affected many butterfly species in Europe. Habitat area and isolation can have strong effects on the local biodiversity but species may also be strongly affected by the surrounding matrix. Objectives We explored how different land cover types in the landscape...
Total soil carbon assessment: linking field, lab, and landscape through VNIR modelling
Samstag, 01. Dezember 2018
Abstract Context Point based measurements provide only a limited overview of landscape variation in measured properties. Upscaling of measurements from point to landscape comes with challenges particularly considering error propagation. Objectives We investigated the impact of using proximal derived measurements of soil total carbon taken at...
Divergent rates of change between tree cover types in a tropical pastoral region
Samstag, 01. Dezember 2018
Abstract Context Forest cover change analyses have revealed net forest gain in many tropical regions. While most analyses have focused solely on forest cover, trees outside forests are vital components of landscape integrity. Quantifying regional-scale patterns of tree cover change, including non-forest trees, could benefit forest and landscape restoration (FLR) efforts...
Models of upland species’ distributions are improved by accounting for geodiversity
Samstag, 01. Dezember 2018
Abstract Context Recent research suggests that novel geodiversity data on landforms, hydrology and surface materials can improve biodiversity models at the landscape scale by quantifying abiotic variability more effectively than commonly used measures of spatial heterogeneity. However, few studies consider whether these variables can account for, and improve our understanding of, species’ distributions...
Physical drivers of seagrass spatial configuration: the role of thresholds
Samstag, 01. Dezember 2018
Abstract Context Seagrass landscapes vary substantially in extent and pattern, resulting from depth zonation and hydrodynamic stress gradients and may exhibit threshold behavior in response to changes in physical drivers. Seagrass landscapes persist in a delicate balance between processes of disturbance and recovery and therefore may exhibit behavior typical of classic critical systems...
Integration of ecosystem services into a conceptual spatial planning framework based on a landscape ecology perspective
Samstag, 01. Dezember 2018
Abstract Context The study of ecosystem services has extended its influence into spatial planning and landscape ecology, the integration of which can offer an opportunity to enhance the saliency, credibility, and legitimacy of landscape ecology in spatial planning issues. Objectives This paper presents a conceptual framework suitable for...
Vegetative and geomorphic complexity at tributary junctions on the Colorado and Dolores Rivers: a blueprint for riparian restoration
Samstag, 01. Dezember 2018
Abstract Context Habitat complexity in rivers is linked to dynamic fluvial conditions acting at various spatial scales. On regulated rivers in the western United States, tributaries are regions of high energy and disturbance, providing important resource inputs for riparian ecosystems. Objectives This study investigated spatial patterns and...
Something is lost and something is gained: loss and replacement of species and functional groups in ant communities at fragmented forests
Samstag, 01. Dezember 2018
Abstract Context Small fragments of natural habitats with an increased proportion of edges are common landscape traits following agricultural expansion. Consequences of habitat fragmentation are widely documented. However, functional and mechanistic approaches are still needed in order to understand these changes. Objectives We studied habitat...