Dominik Schüßler
University of Hildesheim
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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: 25
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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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#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, ...
#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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#1Dominik Schüßler (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 1
#2Phyllis C. Lee (University of Stirling)H-Index: 38
Last. Robin Stadtmann (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 1
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Context East African ecosystems are characterized by the migrations of large herbivores that are highly vulnerable to the recent development of anthropogenic land use change.
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