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Showing papers in "Global Ecology and Conservation in 2017"


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TL;DR: Li et al. as mentioned in this paper used the principle of maximum entropy (Maxent) to model the species' potential distribution area under paleoclimate, current and future climate background, and found that the Maxent model was highly accurate with a statistically significant AUC value of 0.998, which is higher than 0.5 of a null model.

214 citations


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TL;DR: It is found that some of the historically under-studied biodiversity elements are receiving significantly more attention today, despite being still under-represented, and a disconnect between scientific focus and conservation needs is still present.

172 citations


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TL;DR: The spatial and temporal effects of rubbish dumps on wildlife should be evaluated more deeply at a worldwide scale considering current differences in waste production from developing to developed countries.

150 citations


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TL;DR: Previous evidence for the importance of hornbills, bulbuls, elephants, gibbons, civets, and fruit bats in seed dispersal is reinforced, and it is suggested that the roles of green pigeons, macaques, rodents, bears, and deer were previously underestimated.

145 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors look at one country with a relatively advanced biodiversity monitoring scheme and study how well Finland's current biodiversity state indicators correspond with essential biodiversity variables (EBVs) and how national biodiversity monitoring could be improved by using available remote sensing (RS) applications.

143 citations


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TL;DR: It is contended barriers or similar likely exist at an international level, suggest ways they might be overcome, and emphasise the need for clearer communication between geneticists and practitioners.

111 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors provide an up-to-date assessment of the state of coastal habitats around Penang, identify knowledge gaps and identify locations that may be potentially suitable for eco-engineering.

93 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, a three-step framework is proposed to predict the potential range of invasive species using species distribution models (SDMs) and multiple variables such as climate and land use.

89 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors focused on the present condition of water demand, supply, system loss, pricing strategy, groundwater level, and per capita water consumption of Dhaka city, Bangladesh and found that population growth has a large influence on water demand to rise and demand of water is not responsive to the existing pricing rule adopted by DWASA.

88 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors compared the performance of band-tailed pigeon ( Patagioenas fasciata) species distribution models created using Maxent and derived from two separate presence-only occurrence data sources in New Mexico: 1) satellite tracked birds and 2) observations reported in eBird basic data set.

70 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors defined the trophic state of Lake Cedrino (Sardinia, Italy) and studied its phytoplankton, paying particular attention to cyanobacteria.

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TL;DR: The index assesses the spatial, ecological and financial contributions of 152 nations towards conservation of the world’s terrestrial megafauna to emphasise the need for measuring conservation performance, help nations identify how best they could improve their efforts, and present a starting point for the development of more robust and inclusive measures.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors show that jaguar ecotourism represents a gross annual income of US$6,827,392 in land-use revenue across a representative portion of the Brazilian Pantanal, the world's largest wetland.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors used density surface modelling (DSM) to predict wildlife and livestock abundance across the landscape and seasons in the South Rift region of Kenya, where seasonal movements of pastoralists aid coexistence.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the potential distribution of Betula utilis, a principal Himalayan treeline species, to provide a basis for the analysis of future range shifts was analyzed for developing sustainable adaptation pathways under climate change conditions in mountain regions.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors examined the extent to which a species's sympatriots might contribute to it's potential as a flagship for wider conservation, and identified which of these might serve as ambassadors (defined as both highly appealing and flexible).

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TL;DR: In this paper, a systematic review of published information about the ecology, livelihoods, and management of Mauritia flexuosa, synthesized the information and identified knowledge gaps, and analyzed the spatial distribution of publications.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors made a retrospective quantitative assessment of the abundance of owls in the bird markets (1979-2010) and conducted 109 surveys in 20 bird markets in 2012-2016 to quantify owls' presence in trade.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the effects of two diametric land usages on biodiversity are assessed and compared, and it is concluded that management imposes a much stronger influence on biodiversity than the environmental matrix.

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TL;DR: In this article, a study was carried out at Patharia Hills Reserve Forest (RF) of southern Assam (India) with the aim to study the wildlife distribution, species trend over time and various threats to them.

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TL;DR: Wang et al. as mentioned in this paper quantified the spatiotemporal patterns of start and end of growing season for seven vegetation types in Northeast China Transect (NECT) and North-South transect of East China (NSTEC) during 2001-2013 using MODIS enhanced vegetation index (EVI).

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors surveyed the trade links between Kachin State (northern Myanmar) and China, and found that around 140-168 pangolins/year are smuggled into China via three different routes from kachin to China.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors investigated the trade of marine ornamental fishes into and through Switzerland by analyzing import documents for live animals and found that more than 200,000 marine reef fishes could be imported into Switzerland every year and an unknown quantity re-exported.

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TL;DR: In this article, a stochastic simulation model that incorporated parametric and environmental uncertainty to predict the probable future status of the Sonoran desert tortoise in the southwestern United States and North Central Mexico was built.

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TL;DR: This study shows that, even in systems where fragmented landscapes still maintain high species diversity, functional diversity can be altered in human altered habitats, which may affect ecosystem processes like productivity, nutrient cycling, and energy flows.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a spatial prioritisation of Brazilian coral reefs that considered two types of conservation zones (no-take and multiple use areas) and integrated multiple conservation objectives into MPA planning, while assessing the potential impact of different sets of objectives on implementation costs.

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TL;DR: The approach leads to a revaluation of the significance of Africa in terms of a conservative, relict case scenario that can provide essential insights into the original situation of ecosystems, especially in view of “rewilding” approaches in Europe.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors assess the current distribution and total abundance of Adelie penguins in East Antarctica and find there are 3.5 million individuals of breeding age along the East Antarctic coastline and 5.9 (4.2-7.7) million individuals foraging in the adjacent ocean after the breeding season.

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TL;DR: In this article, a ca. 2 km belt of the entire coast of Sri Lanka was digitized, classified and assessed for vulnerability in relation to the existing land-use/cover, and both vulnerable and less vulnerable areas were identified by taking into account the average wave heights that the 2004 tsunami reached in the country.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors document changes in the areal extent and connectivity of grasslands in the identified lesser prairie-chicken range in Kansas, USA, from the 1950s to 2013 using remotely sensed data and assess the potential of the Conservation Reserve Program (U.S. Department of Agriculture Program converting cropland to permanent cover) to mitigate grassland loss.