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Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Plant or animal species which are susceptible to changes in habitat or to impacts from human activities.

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The Biodiversity That Protected Areas Can’t Capture

Richard L. Knight and Susan Charnley.

in Stitching the West Back Together

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 5749 words.

National parks, wilderness areas, preserves, and other areas designated for species protection are often too small or not located in areas of highest biodiversity, most productive soils, or...

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Conservation And Development at Sun Ranch

Roger Lang, William H. Durham and Josh Spitzer.

in Stitching the West Back Together

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 4425 words.

The 26,000-acre Sun Ranch in Montana’s Madison Valley, owned by the Lang family from 1998-2010, was a private conservation enterprise working to protect ecologically important ranchlands...

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* Effects of Human Activities on Successional Pathways

Robin L. Chazdon, Braulio Vilchez Alvarado, Susan G. Letcher, Amanda Wendt and U. Uzay Sezen.

in The Social Lives of Forests

March 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 4010 words.

Human activities superimpose complexity onto spatially and temporally variable successional processes. Biotic and anthropogenic legacies of land-use transitions and forest regrowth are...

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Changes in the Butterfly and Moth Fauna

Les Ferge.

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

September 2008; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 4187 words.

This chapter explores what is known about and what is likely happening to Wisconsin's moths and butterflies. Many species of Lepidoptera can serve as extraordinarily sensitive indicators of...

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Adapting to Climate Change

Angela H. Arthington.

in Environmental Flows

October 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 3826 words.

Aquatic ecosystems are particularly sensitive to climate change due to the high heat capacity of water, the probability of altered thermal regimes, and changes to coupled...

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Groundwater-Dependent Ecosystems and Threats

Angela H. Arthington.

in Environmental Flows

October 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 4651 words.

Wetlands, rivers, riparian zones, alluvial floodplains, and estuaries have various dependencies on groundwater, and on water derived from the unsaturated zone and surface runoff from land....

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Invertebrates of the Serengeti

Sara N. de Visser, Bernd P. Freymann, Robert F. Foster, Ally K. Nkwabi, Kristine L. Metzger, Andrew W. Harvey and Anthony R. E. Sinclair.

in Serengeti IV

April 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 14186 words.

Our understanding of Serengeti’s invertebrates greatly lags behind our knowledge of Serengeti’s vertebrates. However, here we show some examples of interesting ecological interactions...

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Cities and Nature

William G. Wilson.

in Constructed Climates

February 2011; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 7188 words.

Humans have altered the biosphere, greatly expanded their population, and now feel the effects of those alterations. A hunter-gatherer lifestyle gave way to an agrarian one, and an agrarian...

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Ecosystem-Based Management and Marine Protected Areas

Ray Hilborn and Ulrike Hilborn.

in Ocean Recovery

June 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 4295 words.

Ecosystem-Based Management and Marine Protected Areas. Ecosystem-based management (EBM) can be seen as a comprehensive strategy that includes the concern about the sustainable yield of fish...

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Water Relations

Jaboury Ghazoul.

in Dipterocarp Biology, Ecology, and Conservation

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 6848 words.

The ever-wet climate at the centre of dipterocarp diversity in Southeast Asia is infrequently exposed to periods of drought. These can be crucial for determining the survival and...

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Brains, sex, and learning: behaviour, sexual and social selection

Chris D. Jiggins.

in The Ecology and Evolution of Heliconius Butterflies

December 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 13392 words.

The visual systems of the heliconiines are highly developed and show a broad range of spectral sensitivity and colour discrimination. There has been a duplication of the UV-sensitive opsin...

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Local and landscape-scale impacts of woodland management on wildlife

Christina D. Buesching, Eleanor M. Slade, Thomas Merckx and David W. Macdonald.

in Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 1

July 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 10521 words.

Many species depend on woodlands for resources and need hedgerows or woodland corridors for dispersal. While some species are very sensitive to localized changes in their environment,...

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Effects of disturbance on vegetation by sand accretion and erosion across coastal dune habitats on a barrier island

Thomas E. Miller.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Biological Sciences. 4742 words.

Coastal geomorphology and vegetation are expected to be particularly sensitive to climate change, because of disturbances caused by sea-level rise and increased storm frequency. Dunes have...

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