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Jasmin Mantilla-Contreras
University of Hildesheim
Environmental resource managementVegetationEcologyAgroforestryBiology
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#1Dominik Schüßler (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 1
#2Jasmin Mantilla-Contreras (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 8
Last. Ute RadespielH-Index: 3
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Madagascar is a global biodiversity hotspot of conservation concern. The decline of natural forest habitats due to shifting cultivation has been one of the major land use changes during the last decades. We analyzed satellite images between 1990 and 2018 from northeastern Madagascar to evaluate the contribution of nine variables (e.g., topographic, demographic, forest protection) to explain past forest loss, predict future deforestation probabilities to define important areas that require furthe...
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#1Werner Ulrich (UMK: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)H-Index: 30
#2Piotr Hulisz (UMK: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)H-Index: 8
Last. Agnieszka Piernik (UMK: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)H-Index: 9
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Abstract The variation in plant species abundances and in community composition appears to be a basic ecological trigger that determines changes in community functionality and resilience. Particularly, fluctuations in abundance of dominant species might indicate major changes in resource use and ecosystem functioning. Here we use quantitative surveys of Baltic brackish and salt marsh plant communities to infer how variability in species abundances and environmental conditions influence plant ass...
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#1Sara Nicli (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)H-Index: 1
#2Jasmin Mantilla-Contreras (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 8
Last. Stefan Zerbe (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)H-Index: 19
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Promoting sustainable agricultural practices such as agroforestry (AF) could improve long-term productivity, enhance a sustainable rural livelihood and reduce pressure on natural resources and ecosystems in the tropics. However, AF seems to have adoption problems due to external market forces, lack of skills, financial resources and know-how ending in low flexibility and discontinuity of farmers in practicing AF. The objective of this study is to identify social, institutional, and economic fact...
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#1Tim Drissen (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 1
#2Christopher Faust (University of Hildesheim)
Last. Jasmin Mantilla-Contreras (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 8
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AbstractIslands crucially contribute to the Mediterranean Basin’s high floristic diversity, which, however, is at risk facing climate and land-use changes. Besides the identification of highly dive...
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#1Dominik Schüßler (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 1
#2Jordi Salmona (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)H-Index: 1
Last. Ute RadespielH-Index: 25
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Species delimitation is ever more critical for assessing biodiversity in threatened regions of the world, with cryptic species and rapid radiations offering two of the greatest challenges, especially when they occur in conjunction. Mouse lemurs (Microcebus) are an example of a rapid, cryptic radiation and here we study five phylogenetic lineages that are found within a restricted geographic area in northeastern Madagascar. To delimit and characterize species diversity we utilize a conceptual fra...
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#1Dominik SchüßlerH-Index: 1
#2Torsten RichterH-Index: 5
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Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot under threat, with about 80% of the population living below the poverty line and dependent on the use of diminishing local resources. Environmental education (EE) can act as an important tool for biodiversity conservation, however, its implementation is challenging in low-income countries. Here, we provide a review of 248 EE interventions throughout Madagascar. We highlight how EE can promote pro-environmental behaviors and show the major obstacles it faces, ...
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#1Michael Kleyer (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 32
#2Juliane Trinogga (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 4
Last. Bernd Blasius (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 31
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1. Correlations among plant traits often reflect important trade‐offs or allometric relationships in biological functions like carbon gain, support, water uptake, and reproduction that are associated with different plant organs. Whether trait correlations can be aggregated to “spectra” or “leading dimensions,” whether these dimensions are consistent across plant organs, spatial scale, and growth forms are still open questions.2. To illustrate the current state of knowledge, we constructed a netw...
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#1Dominik Schüßler (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 1
#2Ute RadespielH-Index: 25
Last. Jasmin Mantilla-Contreras (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 8
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Abstract A majority of Madagascar's iconic lemurs ( Primates , Strepsirrhini ) is threatened with extinction due to anthropogenic activities like land use change (deforestation) and bushmeat hunting. We used a multivariate approach combining land cover mapping, vegetation/degradation monitoring, the degree of anthropogenic disturbance and the status of forest protection by the local community to model their impact on lemur diversity, population densities and encounter rates within a rural area o...
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#1Stephanie Stiegel (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 1
#2Jasmin Mantilla-Contreras (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 8
Morphological and functional leaf traits like leaf toughness and nutrient content are essentially influenced by the environment, especially through light and climatic conditions. Varying light conditions have been identified as a significant predictor for the variation of many leaf traits. However, the leaf acclimation to light is suggested to be of secondary importance. The aim of the experimental study was to analyse environmental effects (microclimate and soil moisture), which are present in ...
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