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Coverage of habitat fragmentation since May 7, 2020.

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Limited value of tree plantations for biodiversity conservation

"...In light of declining natural forests, tree plantations may seem like a good way to replace forest habitats. But what are the possible benefits of these plantations for biological diversity? A team of researchers led by led by the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU) and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) investigated this question using the example of beetles. Beetles account for 27% of all insect species worldwide and are often used as indicators for the effects of climate change and habitat fragmentation on biodiversity..."

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Counting elephants from space: Satellite images processed with the help of computer algorithms are a promising new tool for surv

"...The researchers believe their work demonstrates the potential of technology to support conservationists in their plight to protect biodiversity and to slow the progress of the sixth mass extinction -- the ongoing extinction event triggered by human activity..."

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Counting elephants from space

"...For the first time, scientists have successfully used satellite cameras coupled with deep learning to count animals in complex geographical landscapes, taking conservationists an important step forward in monitoring populations of endangered species..."

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A Buff-Tailed Bumblebee

"...The team of biologists at MLU wanted to find out whether urbanisation is associated with shifts in bumblebee body size with consequences on the ecosystem service of pollination they provide. The scientists collected more than 1,800 bumblebees in nine German metropolitan areas and their rural surroundings and used potted red clover plants as reference for pollination in all locations. Their work concentrated on three locally common bumblebee species: the red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius), the common carder bee (Bombus pascuorum) and the buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris)..."

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Chatham-Kent officials tour one of the first projects of the $1 million Ridge Landfill Community Trust initiative

"...“The trees planted along with new wetland and grassland habitat will help combat climate change, build much-needed wildlife corridors – reducing habitat fragmentation – control dangerous soil erosion and create a more productive, healthier eco-system,” the release states..."

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Ridge Landfill Community Trust funds beneficial environmental projects in C-K

"...An effort to increase tree cover in Chatham-Kent, thanks to a $1 million Ridge Landfill Community Trust environmental initiative, is taking root. On Tuesday, officials with the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority and Municipality of Chatham-Kent toured the property of North Buxton-area resident Violet Shadd to view a 2. 5-acre project involving the creation of a wetland surrounded by a tree planting..."

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Scientists lament 'Humpty Dumpty' effect on world's spectacular, rare wildlife

"...The reasons for these losses are more than disease and habitat fragmentation, deforestation or wildlife trade, according to researchers. Ultimately, the cause is rampant human population growth. And unless human behavior changes in unprecedented ways, these scientists warn that future communities of these mammals will never resemble those of the recent past or even today..."

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What does drought mean for endangered California salmon?

"...Climate change is projected to lead to more frequent and severe droughts in California. In the Russian River watershed, and elsewhere in coastal California, salmon spend much of their lives in small streams. These streams often dry up in places during hot, dry conditions, leaving pools of water that become disconnected or completely dry..."

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Introducing the Biodiversity Conservation Collection EveryONE: The PLOS ONE blog

"...Three studies among the first batch of articles published in this Collection address the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and potential mitigation strategies. Carbon sequestration has been suggested as a potential approach to mitigating the effects of greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming. In Spain, Morant et al..."

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Are Habitat Fragmentation Effects Stronger in Marine Systems? A Review and Meta-analysis

"...Marine ecosystems have been underrepresented in past reviews, yet may differ fundamentally from terrestrial systems in their responses to habitat fragmentation because of the nature of energy/material flow, open population structure of most marine species, and narrow habitat extents..."

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Assessing the impact of climate change on the spatio-temporal distribution of foot-and-mouth disease risk for elephants

"...However, poaching, population growth, habitat fragmentation, and viruses are major threats to global elephant populations..."

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Biogeography of intraspecific trait variability in matgrass (Nardus stricta): high phenotypic variation at the local scale excee

"...In the context of functional biogeography of mountain ecosystems, allometric effects and growing phase climate are both key to understanding ITV..."

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Orangutan movement and population dynamics across human-modified landscapes: implications of policy and management

"...Policies that support biodiversity and facilitate species movement across farmland are therefore central to sustainability efforts and wildlife conservation in these human-modified landscapes..."

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Habitat edge effects decrease litter accumulation and increase litter decomposition in coastal salt marshes

"...Context Habitat fragmentation is known to be one of the leading causes of species extinctions, however few studies have explored how habitat fragmentation impacts ecosystem functioning and carbon cycling, especially in wetland ecosystems..."

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Comparison of AHP and Maxent Model for Assessing Habitat Suitability of Wild Dog ( Cuon alpinus ) in Pench Tiger Reserve, Madhy

"...Human wildlife conflicts have increased tremendously due to habitat fragmentation; reason being human encroachment for their own use or for commercial purpose like forest products and unsustainable development programs leading to major decline in Biodiversity..."

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Biodiversity and conservation of terricolous lichens and bryophytes in continental lowlands of northern Italy: the role of diff

"...This study aims at (a) testing the role of heathlands, acidic and calcareous dry grasslands for lichen and bryophyte diversity and conservation in lowland areas of northern Italy characterized by high human impact and habitat fragmentation; (b) detecting the effect of environmental drivers and vegetation dynamics on species richness and composition..."

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Araucaria araucana and Salix humboldtiana : Two Species Highly Appreciated by the Society with Domestication Potential

"...However, climate change, increase of habitat fragmentation and livestock pressure are threatening its persistence..."

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Testing the habitat amount hypothesis and fragmentation effects for medium- and large-sized mammals in a biodiversity hotspot

"...Context Habitat loss is widely recognized as the main driver of biodiversity loss around the globe, yet the effects of habitat fragmentation on biodiversity have been extensively debated in recent years..."

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Matrix composition mediates effects of habitat fragmentation: a modelling study

"...Context Habitat loss has clear negative effects on biodiversity, but whether fragmentation per se (FPS), excluding habitat loss does is debatable..."

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