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How can landscape ecology contribute to sustainability science?

for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam , Amsterdam , The Netherlands While landscape ecology is distinct from sustainability science, landscape ecologists have expressed their ... raised there. We emphasize challenges that have been identified in sustainability science that we consider particularly relevant for landscape sustainability. Then we describe how landscape ecology could

Thirty years of Landscape Ecology (1987–2017): retrospects and prospects

tribute to the 30th anniversary of the journal, Landscape Ecology, the flagship journal of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) which was founded in 1982. Landscape Ecology was ... Asia A major milestone in the history of landscape ecology - A scientific study is not completed before its results have been published in a peer-reviewed journal (Day and Gastel 2006) . Before 1987

Evidence and Opportunities for Integrating Landscape Ecology into Natural Resource Planning across Multiple-Use Landscapes

Enhancing natural resource management has been a focus of landscape ecology since its inception, but numerous authors argue that landscape ecology has not yet been effective in achieving the ... landscapes. We developed nine questions reflecting the application of fundamental research topics in landscape ecology to the landscape planning process and reviewed two recent landscape-scale plans in western

Gender bias when assessing recommended ecology articles

Gender bias is still unfortunately rife in the sciences, and men co-author most articles (> 70%) in ecology. Whether ecologists subconsciously rate the quality of their peers’ work more favourably ... ecology articles published between 1997 and 2004 (from the journals Animal Behaviour, Behavioral Ecology, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Biological Conservation, Journal of Biogeography, and Landscape

Urban Biodiversity and Landscape Ecology: Patterns, Processes and Planning

communities support services on which humans depend. Landscape ecology provides important frameworks for understanding and conserving urban biodiversity both within cities and considering whole cities in their ... altered temporal dynamics compared to non-urban areas indicate a need to apply hierarchical multi-scalar landscape ecology models to urban environments. Transferring results from landscape-scale urban

Recent Progress on Spatial and Thematic Resolution in Landscape Ecology

In this review we examine the past 5 years of landscape ecology research examining the effects of both spatial and thematic resolution on ecological analysis. While spatial resolution has been a ... phenomena interact with the environment. A key aim of multi-scale analysis in landscape ecology is to characterise the scale-dependency of ecological processes, however, the interdisciplinary nature of

Landscape Complexity Effects on Fisheries: Insights from Marine Landscape Ecology

. However, modern advances in geospatial technologies and the emerging field of marine landscape ecology now provide landscape approaches and theory that can be applied in the management of marine fisheries ... commercially important species. Here, I review recent advancements in geospatial technologies and marine landscape ecology and their application to one experimental marine landscape study, and three studies

Modification of landscape as promoter of change in structure and taxonomic diversity of reptile´s communities: an example in tropical landscape in the central region of Mexico

, Stoner KE ( 2013 ) Landscape and patch attributes impacting medium-and large-sized terrestrial mammals in a fragmented rain forest . Journal of Tropical Ecology 29 ( 04 ): 331 - 344 . ... land use or fragmentation of the landscape (Vié et al. 2009). In tropical environments, the decline has been documented for many biological groups, such as arthropods (Benítez-Malvido et al. 2016

Least-Cost Modelling and Landscape Ecology: Concepts, Applications, and Opportunities

. This review aims to describe the concepts of least-cost modelling, demonstrate current applications of least-cost modelling in landscape ecology, and to suggest future opportunities by linking the

Is cattle grazing more important than landscape heterogeneity for grasshoppers in Afromontane grassland?

disturbances, to changes in the vegetation layer, or to larger landscape attributes (e.g. elevation). We addressed these questions in the topographically heterogeneous Central Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal Province ... for implementation of large-scale ecological networks. Landscape to long-term grazing management in a semi-arid African savanna. Ecology 26: 341–353.

A Holistic Landscape Description Reveals That Landscape Configuration Changes More over Time than Composition: Implications for Landscape Ecology Studies

landscape composition and configuration may limit space-for-time substitution in landscape ecology. Land-cover conversion changes not just the surface areas given over to particular types of land cover, but ... . Significance The fact that landscape composition and configuration do not vary equally in space and time calls into question the use of space-for-time substitution in landscape ecology studies. The instability

Coupled natural and human systems: a landscape ecology perspective

CNHS and landscape ecologyCoupled human and environmental systems, or coupled natural and human systems (CNHS), provide an integrated scientific framework for understanding the processes and complex ... Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology organized ''Complexity in Human-Nature Interactions across Landscapes'' in 2009 in Snowbird, Utah, USA (Marina et al. 2011). A primary driving

The landscape of epilepsy-related GATOR1 variants

PurposeTo define the phenotypic and mutational spectrum of epilepsies related to DEPDC5, NPRL2 and NPRL3 genes encoding the GATOR1 complex, a negative regulator of the mTORC1 pathwayMethodsWe analyzed clinical and genetic data of 73 novel probands (familial and sporadic) with epilepsy-related variants in GATOR1-encoding genes and proposed new guidelines for clinical...

Landscape Pattern and Ecological Security Assessment and Prediction Using Remote Sensing Approach

In this work, we present a processing chain for landscape pattern and ecological security status assessment and prediction based on cellular automata Markov (CA-Markov) and pressure status response ... been relieved in some extent. So, the landscape ecological security situation was improved. From 2006 to 2016, the area with “danger” level of ecology increased slightly, and the area with “security

Carnivore hotspots in Peninsular Malaysia and their landscape attributes

conservation concern and built regression models to identify environmental and anthropogenic landscape factors associated with Getis-Ord Gi* z scores. Our analyses identified two carnivore hotspots that were ... healthy prey base to maintain viable populations. Large carnivores need substantial areas that support the prey they subsist on and some level of functional landscape connectivity for persistence. Loss of

Landscape Metrics: Past Progress and Future Directions

Purpose of the Review This paper reviews progress in the field of landscape ecology related to the development of landscape metrics (i.e., spatial pattern indices). We first review the major ... formative historical developments that contributed to the coalescence of landscape metrics as a sub-field of landscape ecology and then examine recent literature highlighting several shortcomings related to

From Synergy to Complexity: The Trend Toward Integrated Value Chain and Landscape Governance

This Editorial introduces a special issue that illustrates a trend toward integrated landscape approaches. Whereas two papers echo older “win–win” strategies based on the trade of non-timber forest ... based on the trade of non-timber forest products, ten papers reflect a shift from a product to landscape perspective. However, they differ from integrated landscape approaches in that they emanate from

Sex, size and isotopes: cryptic trophic ecology of an apex predator, the white shark Carcharodon carcharias

Demographic differences in resource use are key components of population and species ecology across the animal kingdom. White sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) are migratory, apex predators, which have ... range. Understanding their ecology is key to ensuring that management strategies are effective. Here, we carry out the first stable isotope analyses of free-swimming white sharks in South Africa. Biopsies

Questionable research practices in ecology and evolution

ecology and evolution research community. Across the two groups, we found 64% of surveyed researchers reported they had at least once failed to report results because they were not statistically significant ... after the results are known (HARKing). We also asked them to estimate the proportion of their colleagues that use each of these QRPs. Several of the QRPs were prevalent within the ecology and evolution