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Urbanization predicts infection risk by a protozoan parasite in non-migratory populations of monarch butterflies from the southern coastal U.S. and Hawaii
Abstract Context Urbanization can affect the density of hosts, altering patterns of infection risk in wildlife. Most studies examining associations between urbanization and host-parasite interactions have focused on vertebrate wildlife that carry zoonotic pathogens, and less is known about responses of other host taxa, including insects. Objectives Here we...
Animal movement varies with resource availability, landscape configuration and body size: a conceptual model and empirical example
Abstract Context Animals must move to find food, shelter and mates, and escape predation and competition. Changes in landscape configuration and resource availability can disrupt natural movement, negatively impacting fitness and population persistence. Objectives Here, we propose a conceptual model to better understand the interactive effects of landscape...
Evaluating the effects of landscape structure on the recovery of an invasive vertebrate after population control
Abstract Context Effective landscape control of invasive species is context-dependent due to the interplay between the landscape structure, local population dynamics, and metapopulation processes. We use a modelling approach incorporating these three elements to explore the drivers of recovery of populations of invasive species after control. Objectives We...
Historical patterns of fire severity and forest structure and composition in a landscape structured by frequent large fires: Pumice Plateau ecoregion, Oregon, USA
Abstract Context Lack of quantitative observations of extent, frequency, and severity of large historical fires constrains awareness of departure of contemporary conditions from those that demonstrated resistance and resilience to frequent fire and recurring drought. Objectives Compare historical and contemporary fire and forest conditions for a dry forest...
Evaluating the effect of 3D urban form on neighborhood land surface temperature using Google Street View and geographically weighted regression
Abstract Context Land surface temperature (LST) directly responds to incoming solar radiation and is strongly influenced by vertical urban structures, such as trees and buildings that provide shade. Conventional LST-planar land-cover assessments do not explicitly address the vertical dimension of the “urbanscape” and therefore do not capture the heterogeneity of solar radiation exposure of planar surfaces adequately...
Multiple environmental gradients influence the distribution and abundance of a key forest-health indicator species in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, USA
Abstract Context The effects of global climate change are threatening biodiversity, with particular concern for amphibians, whose survival often depends on specific abiotic conditions. To predict how future climate change will affect amphibian populations, it is first necessary to understand how patterns of abundance are shaped by multiple environmental conditions at both local and regional scales...
Resource concentration mechanisms facilitate foraging success in simulations of a pulsed oligotrophic wetland
Abstract Context Movement of prey on hydrologically pulsed, spatially heterogeneous wetlands can result in transient, high prey concentrations, when changes in landscape features such as connectivity between flooded areas alternately facilitate and impede prey movement. Predators track and exploit these concentrations, depleting them as they arise. Objectives...
Forest fragmentation affects step choices, but not homing paths of fragmentation-sensitive birds in multiple behavioral states
Abstract Context Theory predicts that movement limitation due to landscape fragmentation can reduce population viability. Understanding how landscape heterogeneity influences movement is thus critical for testing theory and developing conservation strategies. Consequently, studies are needed that link movement data with landscape features influencing dispersal. Objectives...
Small forest patches as pollinator habitat: oases in an agricultural desert?
Abstract Context Small forest fragments are often the most abundant type of semi-natural habitat in intensive agricultural landscapes. Wild pollinators can use these forest patches as nesting or foraging habitat. However, the importance of small forest fragments as pollinator habitat has been neglected so far. Objectives We evaluated the role of these...
Beyond participation! Social innovations facilitating movement from authoritative state to participatory forest governance in Ukraine
Abstract Tuning participatory processes is often insufficient to achieve transition from authoritative state to democratic and participatory forest governance due to institutional inertia and unwillingness to truly decentralize decision-making power. Social innovations as reconfigurations of relationships between state, market actors, civil society and science can help to meet concerns of local people about forest Ecosystem Services (ES). In Ukraine, the Swiss-Ukrainian...
Increases in heat-induced tree mortality could drive reductions of biomass resources in Canada’s managed boreal forest
Abstract Context The Canadian boreal forest provides valuable ecosystem services that are regionally and globally significant. Despite its importance, the future of the Canadian boreal forest is highly uncertain because potential impacts of future climate change on ecosystem processes and biomass stocks are poorly understood. Objectives We investigate how...
Context is more important than habitat type in determining use by juvenile fish
Abstract Context Habitat characteristics are often equated with habitat function for animals. However, in heterogeneous landscapes, similar habitat types occur in different environmental contexts. In the marine realm, landscape studies have been confined to particular environments, rather than encompassing entire seascapes, due to incompatible sampling methods required in different situations...
Improving habitat and connectivity model predictions with multi-scale resource selection functions from two geographic areas
Abstract Context Habitat loss and fragmentation are the most pressing threats to biodiversity, yet assessing their impacts across broad landscapes is challenging. Information on habitat suitability is sometimes available in the form of a resource selection function model developed from a different geographical area, but its applicability is unknown until tested. Objectives...
Urban agglomeration of Kunming and Yuxi cities in Yunnan, China: the relative importance of government policy drivers and environmental constraints
Abstract Context Political decisions and policies, as well as bio-physical factors are very important drivers of urban agglomeration, yet studies researching links between those factors, decision-making and landscape change associated with these processes are lacking. Objectives The objective of this study was to explore the urban agglomeration pattern and...
Seascape ecology: a review
Considering landscape connectivity and gene flow in the Anthropocene using complementary landscape genetics and habitat modelling approaches
Abstract Context A comprehensive understanding of how rapidly changing environments affect species gene flow is critical for mitigating future biodiversity losses. While recent methodological developments in landscape ecology and genetics have greatly advanced our understanding of biodiversity conservation, they are rarely combined and applied in studies. Objectives...
Responses of small mammals to land restoration after mining
Abstract Context Land degradation from mining influences biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. However, comparative studies using small mammal functional groups within rehabilitated mining sites are missing, despite their significant ecological contributions. Objectives We investigated the recovery of small mammals according to their trophic guild and...
Drivers of fine-scale avian functional diversity with changing land use: an assessment of the effects of eco-estate housing development and management
Dienstag, 26. Februar 2019
Abstract Context The effects of changing land use, and especially urbanisation, on species and functional diversity are of global concern. Eco-estates are a form of urban housing development that is suggested to partially negate the effects of landscape development. Objectives We assessed avian functional diversity at four eco-estates (previously sugarcane...
Perceived ecosystem services (ES) and ecosystem disservices (EDS) from trees: insights from three case studies in Brazil and France
Montag, 25. Februar 2019
Abstract Context The landscape approach and the ecosystem services (ES) framework have been widely used to investigate human-nature relationships and orient landscape planning and management. However, ecosystem disservices (EDS) and their influence on how people interact with ecosystems have received less attention. Objective We aimed at assessing...
Dissimilar effects of human and elephant disturbance on woodland structure and functional bird diversity in the mopane woodlands of Zambia
Dienstag, 19. Februar 2019
Abstract Context Humans and elephants are major disturbance agents in the African savanna woodlands. While both species remove trees, humans selectively harvest larger stems, which are less vulnerable to elephants. Increasing human pressures raise the question of how the altered disturbance regime will modify woodland structure, and in turn biodiversity and ecosystem function...