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#1Graeme R. Gillespie (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 16
#2J. Dale Roberts (UWA: University of Western Australia)H-Index: 16
Last. Benjamin C. Scheele (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Coherent, multi-species conservation strategies rely on up-to-date assessments of extinction risk, and prioritising and implementing well-founded management and research actions. Using IUCN criteria and methods, we reassessed the conservation status of all 243 Australian frog species. We also identified key threats and associated potential management actions. We subsequently scored the relative value, feasibility and current levels of implementation of all management and research action...
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#1Sarah A. Skikne (UCSC: University of California, Santa Cruz)H-Index: 1
#2Abraham L. Borker (UCSC: University of California, Santa Cruz)H-Index: 3
Last. Erika S. Zavaleta (UCSC: University of California, Santa Cruz)H-Index: 36
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Abstract Conservation translocations – the intentional movement of individuals from one area to another for conservation purposes – provide a potential response to climate change, but can be costly and risky. To help improve translocation outcomes and assess their feasibility as a climate adaptation tool, we analyzed past conservation translocations (176 bird species at 680 sites globally) as a proxy for future efforts. To determine predictors of annual survival of released birds, we used genera...
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#1Grant S. Hamilton (QUT: Queensland University of Technology)H-Index: 9
#2Evangeline Corcoran (QUT: Queensland University of Technology)H-Index: 1
Last. Lian Pin Koh (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 46
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#1Harriet Ibbett (University of Oxford)H-Index: 2
#2E. J. Milner-Gulland (University of Oxford)H-Index: 54
Last. Aidan Keane (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 14
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Abstract Reducing threats to biodiversity is the key objective of ranger patrols in protected areas. However, efforts can be hampered by rangers' inability to detect threats, and poor understanding of threat abundance and distribution in a landscape. Snares are particularly problematic due to their cryptic nature and limited selectivity with respect to captured animals' species, sex, or age. Using an experimental approach, we investigated the effect of search effort, habitat, season, and team on...
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#2Wendt MüllerH-Index: 22
Last. Eric StienenH-Index: 17
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Abstract Species breeding in urban environments are highly prone to a wide variety of non-natural, human activities, which range from short-term disturbances to the degradation or loss of suitable habitat. The latter in turn may force individuals to relocate to new sites for foraging or breeding, both of which presumably entails fitness costs due the trade-offs of finding and exploring new habitats. Species showing a high level of spatial foraging specialisation or nest site fidelity are expecte...
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#1Franz LöfflerH-Index: 4
Last. Thomas FartmannH-Index: 19
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Abstract The biodiversity in calcareous grasslands suffered from severe habitat loss due to land-use intensification and abandonment across Europe. Although these grasslands are now protected under the EU Habitats Directive, many species in the remaining habitat patches are still declining. Recent studies suggest that species across different taxa may become extinct with a substantial time delay, even without further habitat loss. Consequently, there might be an extinction debt, which poses a ma...
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#1Luiz Guilherme dos Santos Ribas (UFG: Universidade Federal de Goiás)H-Index: 2
#2Robert L. Pressey (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 74
Last. Luis Mauricio Bini (UFG: Universidade Federal de Goiás)H-Index: 49
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Abstract Impact evaluation aims to estimate the effect of an intervention on intended, and perhaps unintended, outcomes compared to the outcomes of no intervention or different intervention. Traditional impact evaluation methods used in environmental sciences tend to compare protected and control areas that differ in several characteristics, thereby hampering the attribution of causality such as lower rates of deforestation occurring as consequence of protection. To overcome this problem, counte...
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#1Daniel Gonçalves-Souza (UFBA: Federal University of Bahia)H-Index: 1
#2Peter H. Verburg (VU: VU University Amsterdam)H-Index: 82
Last. Ricardo Dobrovolski (UFBA: Federal University of Bahia)H-Index: 17
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Abstract The destruction of natural habitats is causing loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Although a “zero deforestation” is targeted, agriculture expansion caused by increasing human population and per capita consumption might boost the destruction of natural habitats in the coming decades. Here, we estimated the current and future extinction crisis in terrestrial ecoregions caused by habitat destruction and related this pattern with the current conservation efforts. We applied an En...
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#1Marine Gabillet (University of Paris)
#2Isabelle ArpinH-Index: 2
Last. Anne-Caroline Prévot (University of Paris)H-Index: 9
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Abstract In an era characterized by fast and drastic global changes, the scientific community highly values the long-term dimension of environmental monitoring programmes. This article focuses on the affective dimension of the management of these programmes when specifically involving volunteers during their working time. Drawing on an empirical study of two such programmes in France, this article studies the long-term related emotions of the programme managers and participants, as identified an...
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#1Diego Pavón-Jordán (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 4
#2Web Abdou (Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests)
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Abstract Migratory waterbirds require an effectively conserved cohesive network of wetland areas throughout their range and life-cycle. Under rapid climate change, protected area (PA) networks need to be able to accommodate climate-driven range shifts in wildlife if they are to continue to be effective in the future. Thus, we investigated geographical variation in the relationship between local temperature anomaly and the abundance of 61 waterbird species during the wintering season across Europ...
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