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Impact of urban greenspace spatial pattern on land surface temperature: a case study in Beijing metropolitan area, China
Montag, 11. November 2019
Abstract Context Urban greenspace can significantly decrease the land surface temperature (LST). The spatial characteristics and vegetation composition of urban greenspace have a great influence on its cooling capacity. Objectives We sought to distinguish the cooling effect by different spatial pattern factors of greenspace and by the interaction of these...
Identifying climate refugia for 30 Australian rainforest plant species, from the last glacial maximum to 2070
Samstag, 09. November 2019
Abstract Context Climate refugia—areas that remain suitable for species during periods of climate disruption—have played an important role in species persistence over time. Identifying and protecting these refugia is a key climate change adaptation approach for conservation planning. Objectives To identify climate refugia for Australian...
Complex interactions among successional trajectories and climate govern spatial resilience after severe windstorms in central Wisconsin, USA
Donnerstag, 07. November 2019
Abstract Context Resilience is a concept central to the field of ecology, but our understanding of resilience is not sufficient to predict when and where large changes in species composition might occur following disturbances, particularly under climate change. Objectives Our objective was to estimate how wind disturbance shapes landscape-level patterns of...
Linear downscaling from MODIS to landsat: connecting landscape composition with ecosystem functions
Mittwoch, 06. November 2019
Abstract Context The open and free access to Landsat and MODIS products have greatly promoted scientific investigations on spatiotemporal change in land mosaics and ecosystem functions at landscape to regional scales. Unfortunately, there is a major mismatch in spatial resolution between MODIS products at coarser resolution (≥ 250 m) and landscape structure based on classified Landsat scenes at finer resolution (30 m...
Islands in the forest: effects of patch size and isolation on farmland bird species richness and community composition of farmland patches in forest landscapes
Dienstag, 05. November 2019
Abstract Context Theory predicts that species diversity of isolated habitat patches depends on patch size and isolation. However, there are few previous studies of how patch size and isolation influence community composition. This study tested theory using small and isolated farmland patches in a forested matrix. Objectives I tested whether bird species...
Yards increase forest connectivity in urban landscapes
Samstag, 02. November 2019
Abstract Context Tree canopy connectivity is important for supporting biodiversity. In urban landscapes, empirical examinations of habitat connectivity often overlook residential land, though yards and gardens often comprise a large portion of urban forests. Objectives We quantify structural composition (patches and paths), connectivity and fragmentation of...
Resource landscapes and movement strategy shape Queensland Fruit Fly population dynamics
Samstag, 02. November 2019
Abstract Context Animal population dynamics are shaped by their movement decisions in response to spatial and temporal resource availability across landscapes. The sporadic availability and diversity of resources can create highly dynamic systems. This is especially true in agro-ecological landscapes where the dynamic interplay of insect movement and heterogeneous landscapes hampers prediction of their spatio-temporal dynamics and...
The risk of ignoring fear: underestimating the effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on biodiversity
Samstag, 02. November 2019
Abstract Context Habitat loss and fragmentation threaten species not only through structural landscape changes and resource reduction, but also through modifications to species’ interactions. In particular, the observed consequences of landscape changes for predator–prey interactions often lack a clear pattern, indicating a range of complex behavioral adaptations and interactions. One potentially important contributing factor...
The science-practice interface of connectivity in England
Freitag, 01. November 2019
Abstract Context A disconnect has been identified at the interface between landscape science and practice. More commonly, it is assumed that better or more targeted science would lead to better practice. Others argue that such a view is partial, and propose an understanding that foregrounds how social and political factors shape the science-practice interface...
A multi-indicator spatial similarity approach for evaluating ecological restoration scenarios
Freitag, 01. November 2019
Abstract Context The greater Everglades region in Florida (USA) is an area of wetlands that has been altered and reduced to 50% of its original area and faces multiple threats. Spatial landscape analysis can help guide a large and complex ecosystem restoration process, involving billions of dollars and multiple groups of stakeholders. Objectives...
From the ground up: microhabitat use within a landscape context frames the spatiotemporal scale of settlement and vacancy dynamics in an endemic habitat specialist
Freitag, 01. November 2019
Abstract Context Understanding how species are distributed throughout landscapes requires knowledge of the hierarchy of habitat selection made by individuals, the resulting spatiotemporal structure of demography, and the consequent dynamics of localized populations. Objectives We examined how patterns of habitat use, settlement, and vacancy in...
Seascape genetics and connectivity modelling for an endangered Mediterranean coral in the northern Ionian and Adriatic seas
Freitag, 01. November 2019
Abstract Context Spatially heterogeneous oceanographic properties such as currents, waves, and biogeochemical gradients control the movement of gametes and larvae of marine species. However, it is poorly understood how such spatial dynamics may shape the genetic connectivity, diversity, and structure of marine populations. Objectives We...
Overselling overall map accuracy misinforms about research reliability
Freitag, 01. November 2019
Abstract Context Image classification is routine in a variety of disciplines, and analysts rely on accuracy metrics to evaluate the resulting maps. The most frequently used accuracy metric in Earth resource remote sensing is overall accuracy. However, the inherent properties of this accuracy metric make it inappropriate as the single metric for map assessment, particularly when a map contains imbalanced categories...
Estimating wildlife utilization distributions using randomized shortest paths
Freitag, 01. November 2019
Abstract Context Incorporating hard and soft barriers into individual space-use measures in wildlife tracking studies remains an ongoing challenge in movement ecology. Objectives Randomized shortest paths are proposed as a new tool for estimating wildlife utilization distributions—termed the RSPUD...
Climate, competition and weather conditions drive vertical displacement and habitat use of an alpine ungulate in a highly topographic landscape
Freitag, 01. November 2019
Abstract Context Many species experience ecosystem changes due to alterations in climate or interspecific interactions. Animals’ optimal use of landscapes involves adjusting spatial displacement and habitat use according to weather or climate, however, competitive interactions may affect such behavioural responses. Species in alpine landscapes are already at their upper altitudinal range, which can limit behavioural response...
Assessing spatial and temporal patterns of canopy decline across a diverse montane landscape in the Klamath Mountains, CA, USA using a 30-year Landsat time series
Freitag, 01. November 2019
Abstract Context Tree mortality is of considerable concern, but the magnitude and extent of forest canopy decline are relatively unknown in landscapes with high levels of topographic complexity, spatial heterogeneity, and species diversity. We assessed 30 years of canopy decline, including a 5-year period characterized by extreme drought, in one of North America’s most diverse landscapes in the Klamath Mountains of northern...
Linking changes in landscape structure to population changes of an endangered primate
Freitag, 01. November 2019
Abstract Context Non-human primates are among the most threatened mammals on Earth. Although some species, such as howler monkeys, are thought to be resistant to initial phases of habitat disturbance, the lack of longitudinal studies prevents determining if this holds over time. Objectives We assessed temporal changes in landscape structure in...
Effects of touristic development on Mediterranean island wildlife
Freitag, 01. November 2019
Abstract Context Islands harbor unique and sensitive wildlife. Little is currently known, however, on how touristic development affects island species. We analyzed how tourism-associated infrastructure impacts wildlife and habitat availability across a representative Mediterranean island landscape (Naxos, Aegean Sea, Greece). Objectives First...
Functional responses to anthropogenic linear features in a complex predator-multi-prey system
Freitag, 01. November 2019
Abstract Context Anthropogenic linear features can have negative effects on wildlife by altering movements or increasing risk. Spatial responses to linear features vary depending on local conditions (functional responses), including linear feature availability. Several studies explored functional responses of wildlife to linear features, but few examined responses of multiple interacting species...
Maximum air temperature controlled by landscape topography affects plant species composition in temperate forests
Freitag, 01. November 2019
Abstract Context Forest microclimates differ from regional macroclimates because forest canopies affect energy fluxes near the ground. However, little is known about the environmental drivers of understorey temperature heterogeneity and its effects on species assemblages, especially at landscape scales. Objectives We aimed to identify which...