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    • A novel approach to assess livestock management effects on biodiversity of drylands 

      Chillo, V; Ojeda, RA; Anand, M; Reynolds, JF (Ecological Indicators, 2015-01-01)
      In drylands livestock grazing is the main production activity, but overgrazing due to mismanagement is a major cause of biodiversity loss. Continuous grazing around water sources generates a radial gradient of grazing intensity ...
    • Are we working towards global research priorities for management and conservation of sea turtles? 

      Rees, AF; Alfaro-Shigueto, J; Barata, PCR; Bjorndal, KA; Bolten, AB; Bourjea, J; Broderick, AC; ... (44 authors) (Endangered Species Research, 2016-12-30)
      © The authors 2016. In 2010, an international group of 35 sea turtle researchers refined an initial list of more than 200 research questions into 20 metaquestions that were considered key for management and conservation ...
    • Assessing Africa-Wide Pangolin Exploitation by Scaling Local Data 

      Ingram, DJ; Coad, L; Abernethy, KA; Maisels, F; Stokes, EJ; Bobo, KS; Breuer, T; ... (22 authors) (Conservation Letters, 2018-03)
      Copyright and Photocopying: © 2017 The Authors. Conservation Letters published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Overexploitation is one of the main pressures driving wildlife closer to extinction, yet broad-scale data to evaluate ...
    • 'Balancing Biodiversity': A Global Instrument for Meeting the 2010 Biodiversity Target 

      Peterson, Annah; Hill, Chloe; Gallagher, Louise (2008-04-25)
      Radically heightened extinction rates over the past 50 years have prompted the Convention on Biological Diversity to adopt the ‘2010 biodiversity target,’ which aims to significantly reduce global biodiversity loss by 2010. ...
    • Climate change challenges the current conservation strategy for the giant panda 

      Shen, Guozhen; Pimm, Stuart L; Feng, Chaoyang; Ren, Guofang; Liu, Yanping; Xu, Wenting; Li, Junqing; ... (9 authors) (Biological Conservation, 2015-10-01)
      The global total of protected areas to conserve biodiversity is increasing steadily, while numerous studies show that they are broadly effective. That said, how will current conservation strategies work, given the current ...
    • Conspecific investigation of a deceased forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) 

      Hawley, CR; Beirne, C; Meier, A; Poulsen, JR (PACHYDERM, 2017-07-01)
    • Critical information gaps remain in understanding impacts of industrial seismic surveys on marine vertebrates 

      Elliott, BW; Read, AJ; Godley, BJ; Nelms, SE; Nowacek, DP (Endangered Species Research, 2019-01-01)
      © The authors 2019. Anthropogenic noise is increasing throughout the world's oceans. One major contributor is industrial seismic surveys-a process typically undertaken to locate and estimate the quantity of oil and gas deposits ...
    • Defaunation of large mammals alters understory vegetation and functional importance of invertebrates in an Afrotropical forest 

      Lamperty, Therese; Zhu, Kai; Poulsen, John R; Dunham, Amy E (Biological Conservation, 2020-01-01)
      Hunting has reduced or eliminated large-bodied vertebrates in many areas across the tropics, contributing to the global process of defaunation. Elucidating the ecological consequences of hunting has important implications ...
    • Free-ranging livestock threaten the long-term survival of giant pandas 

      Li, Binbin V; Pimm, Stuart L; Li, Sheng; Zhao, Lianjun; Luo, Chunping (Biological Conservation, 2017-12-01)
      © 2017 Elsevier Ltd China has implemented forest policies and expanded protected areas to halt deforestation and protect giant panda habitats. These policies simultaneously encouraged local communities to raise livestock ...
    • Marine resource management and conservation in the Anthropocene 

      © 2017 Foundation for Environmental Conservation. Because the Anthropocene by definition is an epoch during which environmental change is largely anthropogenic and driven by social, economic, psychological and political ...
    • Protected areas and biodiversity conservation in India 

      Ghosh-Harihar, Mousumi; An, Ruby; Athreya, Ramana; Borthakur, Udayan; Chanchani, Pranav; Chetry, Dilip; Datta, Aparajita; ... (22 authors) (Biological Conservation, 2019-09-01)
      Three well-supported generalizations in conservation biology are that developing tropical countries will experience the greatest biodiversity declines in the near future, they are some of the least studied areas in the world, ...
    • Reflections on sea turtle conservation 

      Godley, BJ; Broderick, AC; Colman, LP; Formia, A; Godfrey, MH; Hamann, M; Nuno, A; ... (12 authors) (Oryx, 2020-05)
    • The effectiveness of the zoning of China's protected areas 

      Xu, Weihua; Li, Xiaosong; Pimm, Stuart L; Hull, Vanessa; Zhang, Jingjing; Zhang, Lu; Xiao, Yi; ... (9 authors) (Biological Conservation, 2016-12-01)
      Increasing human numbers and aspirations threaten protected areas worldwide. China faces especially strong pressure since many people live inside protected areas. It has sought to balance human needs and conservation goals ...
    • The next widespread bamboo flowering poses a massive risk to the giant panda 

      Tian, Zhaoxue; Liu, Xuehua; Fan, Zhiyong; Liu, Jianguo; Pimm, Stuart L; Liu, Lanmei; Garcia, Claude; ... (20 authors) (Biological Conservation, 2019-06-01)
      The IUCN Red List has downgraded several species from “endangered” to “vulnerable” that still have largely unknown extinction risks. We consider one of those downgraded species, the giant panda, a bamboo specialist. Massive ...
    • The potential of unmanned aerial systems for sea turtle research and conservation: A review and future directions 

      Rees, Alan F; Avens, Larisa; Ballorain, K; Bevan, E; Broderick, Annette C; Carthy, RR; Christianen, MJA; ... (23 authors) (Endangered Species Research, 2018-01-01)
      © The authors 2018. The use of satellite systems and manned aircraft surveys for remote data collection has been shown to be transformative for sea turtle conservation and research by enabling the collection of data on turtles ...
    • The size of savannah Africa: A lion's (Panthera leo) view 

      Riggio, Jason; Jacobson, Andrew; Dollar, Luke; Bauer, Hans; Becker, Matt; Dickman, Amy; Funston, Paul; ... (12 authors) (Biodiversity and Conservation, 2013-01-01)
      We define African savannahs as being those areas that receive between 300 and 1,500 mm of rain annually. This broad definition encompasses a variety of habitats. Thus defined, savannahs comprise 13.5 million km2 and encompass ...
    • Variability of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence according to stand age-related processes in a managed loblolly pine forest 

      Colombo, Roberto; Celesti, Marco; Bianchi, Remo; Campbell, Petya KE; Cogliati, Sergio; Cook, Bruce D; Corp, Lawrence A; ... (18 authors) (Global Change Biology, 2018-07)
      © 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Leaf fluorescence can be used to track plant development and stress, and is considered the most direct measurement of photosynthetic activity available from remote sensing techniques. Red and ...
    • Zostera marina meadows from the Gulf of California: conservation status 

      Lopez-Calderon, Jorge M; Riosmena-Rodríguez, Rafael; Torre, Jorge; Meling, Alf; Basurto, Xavier (Biodiversity and Conservation, 2016-02-01)
      © 2016, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. Eelgrass (Zostera marina) population estimates show a decreasing trend worldwide in the second half of the twentieth century. Mexico lacks long-term time series to determine ...