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One size does not fit all: European bison habitat selection across herds and spatial scales
Donnerstag, 12. Juli 2018
Abstract Context Understanding habitat selection can be challenging for species surviving in small populations, but is needed for landscape-scale conservation planning. Objectives We assessed how European bison (Bison bonasus) habitat selection, and particularly forest use, varies across subpopulations and spatial scales...
Landscape configuration alters spatial arrangement of terrestrial-aquatic subsidies in headwater streams
Donnerstag, 12. Juli 2018
Abstract Context Freshwater ecosystems depend on surrounding terrestrial landscape for resources. Most important are terrestrial leaf litter subsidies, which differ depending on land use. We lack a good understanding of the variation of these inputs across spatial scales. Objectives We sought to determine: (1) the relative importance of local versus...
Surface metrics for landscape ecology: a comparison of landscape models across ecoregions and scales
Donnerstag, 12. Juli 2018
Abstract Context The patch-mosaic model is lauded for its conceptual simplicity and ease with which conventional landscape metrics can be computed from categorical maps, yet many argue it is inconsistent with ecological theory. Gradient surface models (GSMs) are an alternative for representing landscapes, but adoption of surface metrics for analyzing spatial patterns in GSMs is hindered by several factors including a lack of...
Small-scale agricultural landscapes promote spider and ground beetle densities by offering suitable overwintering sites
Mittwoch, 11. Juli 2018
Abstract Context Intensive agricultural management practices and landscape homogenisation are the main drivers of biodiversity loss in agricultural landscapes. Agricultural fields are regularly disturbed and provide unstable habitats due to crop management regimes. This may lead to movement of arthropods into neighbouring non-arable habitats, as natural and semi-natural habitats provide suitable overwintering sites...
Habitat connectivity and complexity underpin fish community structure across a seascape of tropical macroalgae meadows
Mittwoch, 11. Juli 2018
Abstract Context In heterogeneous landscapes, local patterns of community structure are a product of the habitat size and condition within a patch interacting with adjacent habitat patches of varying composition and quantity. While evidence for local versus landscape factors have been found in terrestrial biomes, support for such multi-scale effects shaping marine ecological communities is...
Soundscapes reveal disturbance impacts: biophonic response to wildfire in the Sonoran Desert Sky Islands
Dienstag, 10. Juli 2018
Abstract Context While remote sensing imagery is effective for quantifying land cover changes across large areas, its utility for directly assessing the response of animals to disturbance is limited. Soundscapes approaches—the recording and analysis of sounds in a landscape—could address this shortcoming. Objectives In 2011, a massive wildfire named...
Habitat proximity exerts opposing effects on key ecological functions
Dienstag, 10. Juli 2018
Abstract Context Connectivity is an important property of landscapes that shapes populations and ecosystem functioning. We do not know, however, whether and how different types of spatial linkages combine to influence ecological functions, and this hampers their integration into conservation planning. Objectives We used coral reef seascapes in eastern...
Assessing the role of Natura 2000 at maintaining dynamic landscapes in Europe over the last two decades: implications for conservation
Montag, 09. Juli 2018
Abstract Context The Natura 2000 aims to promote the persistence of biodiversity and traditional uses. European landscapes have, however, undergone large transformations in the past decades, mainly associated with the abandonment of less productive lands concentration of intensive agriculture. These changes could pose management challenges and new opportunities to the achievement of the network´s goals...
Green Gold to Wild Woodlands; understanding stakeholder visions for woodland expansion in Scotland
Montag, 02. Juli 2018
Abstract Context Despite woodland expansion being advocated via a number of Scottish policy documents, barriers to woodland creation remain. These include contested views about land use, concerns about trade-offs between ecosystem services, and a lack of synergy between policies and plans. Objectives To use existing published sources and stakeholder...
Effect of connectivity and habitat availability on the occurrence of the Chestnut-throated Huet-Huet ( Pteroptochos castaneus, Rhinocryptidae) in fragmented landscapes of central Chile
Sonntag, 01. Juli 2018
Abstract Context Although small isolated habitat patches may not be able to maintain a minimum viable population, small patches that are structurally isolated may be functionally connected if individuals can cross the gaps between them, in which case, their areas could be added to form a larger habitat patch, eventually surpassing the size threshold for holding a viable population...
multifit: an R function for multi-scale analysis in landscape ecology
Sonntag, 01. Juli 2018
Abstract Context Multi-scale analyses are a common approach in landscape ecology. Their aim is to find the appropriate spatial scale for a particular landscape attribute in order to perform a correct interpretation of results and conclusions. Objectives I present an R function that performs statistical analysis relating a biological response...
Extending the string-of-lights metaphor to describe dynamism in agricultural landscapes
Sonntag, 01. Juli 2018
The changing landscape of wildfire: burn pattern trends and implications for California’s yellow pine and mixed conifer forests
Sonntag, 01. Juli 2018
Abstract Purpose Wildfire spatial patterns drive ecological processes including vegetation succession and wildlife community dynamics. Such patterns may be changing due to fire suppression policies and climate change, making characterization of trends in post-fire mosaics important for understanding and managing fire-prone ecosystems. Methods...
A landscape index of ecological integrity to inform landscape conservation
Sonntag, 01. Juli 2018
Abstract Context Conservation planning is increasingly using “coarse filters” based on the idea of conserving “nature’s stage”. One such approach is based on ecosystems and the concept of ecological integrity, although myriad ways exist to measure ecological integrity. Objectives To describe our ecosystem-based index of ecological...
Incorporating soil ecosystem services into urban planning: status, challenges and opportunities
Sonntag, 01. Juli 2018
Abstract Context Traditionally soils have not received much attention in urban planning. For this, tools are needed that can both be understood both by soil scientists and urban planners. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to enhance the role of soil knowledge in urban planning practice, through the following objectives: (1) identifying the...
Influence of landscape structure, topography, and forest type on spatial variation in historical fire regimes, Central Oregon, USA
Sonntag, 01. Juli 2018
Abstract Context In the interior Northwest, debate over restoring mixed-conifer forests after a century of fire exclusion is hampered by poor understanding of the pattern and causes of spatial variation in historical fire regimes. Objectives To identify the roles of topography, landscape structure, and forest type in driving spatial variation...
Application of partial least squares regression in detecting the important landscape indicators determining urban land surface temperature variation
Sonntag, 01. Juli 2018
Abstract Context Revealing the interaction between landscape pattern and urban land surface temperature (LST) can provide insight into mitigating thermal environmental risks. However, there is no consensus about the key landscape indicators influencing LST. Objectives This study sought to identify the key landscape indicators influencing LST...
Landscape-scale distribution of tree roosts of the northern long-eared bat in Mammoth Cave National Park, USA
Sonntag, 01. Juli 2018
Abstract Context The roosting habits of many temperate zone bats are well documented at microhabitat scales, but fewer studies have included multi-scale assessments of landscape patterns in bat roost site selection. Objectives To identify and assess at the landscape-scale the location of spring and early season maternity roosts of female...
Landscape genetics matches with behavioral ecology and brings new insight on the functional connectivity in Mediterranean mouflon
Sonntag, 01. Juli 2018
Abstract Context In natural populations, gene flow often represents a key factor in determining and maintaining genetic diversity. In a worldwide context of habitat fragmentation, assessing the relative contribution of landscape features to gene flow thus appears crucial for sustainable management of species. Objective We addressed this issue...
Linking greenhouse gas emissions to urban landscape structure: the relevance of spatial and thematic resolutions of land use/cover data
Sonntag, 01. Juli 2018
Abstract Context Emissions of greenhouse gases in urban areas play an important role in climate change. Increasing attention has been given to urban landscape structure–emission relationships (SERs). However, it remains unknown if and to what extent SERs are dependent on observational scale. Objective To assess how changing observational...