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Elevational treeline and forest line dynamics in Norwegian mountain areas – a review
Freitag, 22. Juni 2018
Abstract Purpose Treelines and forest lines (TFLs) have received growing interest in recent decades, due to their potential role as indicators of climate change. However, the understanding of TFL dynamics is challenged by the complex interactions of factors that control TFLs. The review aims to provide an overview over the trends in the elevational dynamics of TFLs in Norway since the beginning of the 20th century, to identify main...
Fragmentation patterns of the Caatinga drylands
Mittwoch, 20. Juni 2018
Abstract Context Biodiversity is modulated by the spatial structure of the landscape. Thus, landscape metrics can be useful indicators of biota integrity and vulnerability, helping in conservation and management decisions. Objective We performed the first quantitative analysis of the spatial structure of the Caatinga drylands. We estimated the habitat...
Landscape genetics matches with behavioral ecology and brings new insight on the functional connectivity in Mediterranean mouflon
Mittwoch, 20. Juni 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 in...
Landscape composition mediates movement and habitat selection in bobcats ( Lynx rufus ): implications for conservation planning
Mittwoch, 20. Juni 2018
Abstract Context The analysis of individual movement choices can be used to better understand population-level resource selection and inform management. Objectives We investigated movements and habitat selection of 13 bobcats in Vermont, USA, under the assumption individuals makes choices based upon their current location. Results were used to identify...
Extending the string-of-lights metaphor to describe dynamism in agricultural landscapes
Samstag, 16. Juni 2018
Land-use history drives contemporary pollinator community similarity
Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2018
Abstract Context Habitat loss, especially within agriculture, can be a threat to biodiversity. However, biodiversity may respond slowly to habitat loss, taking time to undergo successional change following a disturbance. Despite the fact that historic processes often mediate current patterns of biodiversity, most studies focus only on contemporary factors. Objectives...
Thresholds and hotspots for shrub restoration following a heterogeneous megafire
Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2018
Abstract Context Reestablishing foundational plant species through aerial seeding is an essential yet challenging step for restoring the vast semiarid landscapes impacted by plant invasions and wildfire-regime shifts. A key component of the challenge stems from landscape variability and its effects on plant recovery. Objectives We assessed landscape...
How China’s linked urban–rural construction land policy impacts rural landscape patterns: a simulation study in Tianjin, China
Mittwoch, 13. Juni 2018
Abstract Context To prevent the area of arable land from crossing the limit of 120 million ha arable land red line, China’s government proposed a linked urban–rural construction land policy. This policy helps to protect the arable land but will impact the rural landscape. Objective The objective is to evaluate the effect of the linked urban–rural...
Spatial configuration becomes more important with increasing habitat loss: a simulation study of environmentally-transmitted parasites
Samstag, 09. Juni 2018
Abstract Context Landscape changes can be an important modifier of disease. Habitat fragmentation commonly results in reduced connectivity in host populations and increased use of the remaining habitat. For environmentally transmitted parasites, this presents a possible trade-off between transmission potential at the local and global level. Objectives We...
Linking greenhouse gas emissions to urban landscape structure: the relevance of spatial and thematic resolutions of land use/cover data
Samstag, 09. Juni 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 scales (in terms...
Modeling anthropogenic nitrogen flow for the Niantic River catchment in coastal New England
Samstag, 09. Juni 2018
Abstract Context This paper presents a nitrogen flux model that applies previously developed denitrification process equations for an entire catchment. These denitrification equations were previously applied on single flowpaths; this paper implements a model to apply these equations to all possible flowpaths within the catchment. Objectives The purpose of...
A landscape index of ecological integrity to inform landscape conservation
Freitag, 08. Juni 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 integrity (IEI...
The changing landscape of wildfire: burn pattern trends and implications for California’s yellow pine and mixed conifer forests
Donnerstag, 07. Juni 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 For wildfires...
Influence of landscape structure, topography, and forest type on spatial variation in historical fire regimes, Central Oregon, USA
Donnerstag, 07. Juni 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 in historical...
Dryness thresholds for fire occurrence vary by forest type along an aridity gradient: evidence from Southern Australia
Donnerstag, 07. Juni 2018
Abstract Context Wildfires are common in localities where there is sufficient productivity to allow the accumulation of biomass combined with seasonality that allows this to dry and transition to a flammable state. An understanding of the conditions under which vegetated landscapes become flammable is valuable for assessing fire risk and determining how fire regimes may alter with climate change...
The influence of matrix quality on species richness in remnant forest
Mittwoch, 06. Juni 2018
Abstract Context Habitat destruction is the leading threat to terrestrial biodiversity, isolating remnant habitat in a matrix of modified vegetation. Objectives Our goal was to determine how species richness in several broad taxonomic groups from remnant forest was influenced by matrix quality, which we characterized by comparing plant biomass in forest...
Application of partial least squares regression in detecting the important landscape indicators determining urban land surface temperature variation
Montag, 04. Juni 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 considering a...
Landscape-scale distribution of tree roosts of the northern long-eared bat in Mammoth Cave National Park, USA
Samstag, 02. Juni 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 northern long-eared...
Living on the edge: utilising lidar data to assess the importance of vegetation structure for avian diversity in fragmented woodlands and their edges
Freitag, 01. Juni 2018
Abstract Context In agricultural landscapes, small woodland patches can be important wildlife refuges. Their value in maintaining biodiversity may, however, be compromised by isolation, and so knowledge about the role of habitat structure is vital to understand the drivers of diversity. This study examined how avian diversity and abundance were related to habitat structure in four small woods in an agricultural landscape in...
An objective road risk assessment method for multiple species: ranking 166 reptiles and amphibians in California
Freitag, 01. Juni 2018
Abstract Context Transportation and wildlife agencies may consider the need for barrier structures and safe wildlife road-crossings to maintain the long-term viability of wildlife populations. In order to prioritize these efforts, it is important to identify species that are most at risk of extirpation from road-related impacts. Purpose Our...