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A global analysis of traits predicting species sensitivity to habitat fragmentation
TLDR
Habitat relationships were more important than life-history characteristics in predicting the effects of fragmentation, and the results suggest that when conservationists are faced with disturbances that could fragment habitat they should pay particular attention to specialists, particularly reptiles.
Individual Identification of the Endangered Wyoming Toad Anaxyrus baxteri and Implications for Monitoring Species Recovery
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Simulated capture–recapture data demonstrated that using software to identify individuals would bias abundance estimates high by up to 920%, and the use of higher-quality cameras with faster automatic focusing speeds yielded the largest improvement in matching success of any variable tested when using identification software.
Measuring the Effectiveness of Conservation: A Novel Framework to Quantify the Benefits of Sage-Grouse Conservation Policy and Easements in Wyoming
TLDR
New predictive models of oil and gas, wind, and residential development and applied build-out scenarios to simulate future development and measure the efficacy of conservation actions for maintaining sage-grouse populations provide estimates that could be used by decision makers to determine if expected population losses warrant ESA listing.
Western bumble bee: declines in the continental United States and range‐wide information gaps
In recent decades, many bumble bee species have declined due to changes in habitat, climate, and pressures from pathogens, pesticides, and introduced species. The western bumble bee (Bombus
RED-BACKED VOLE (CLETHRIONOMYS GAPPERI) RESPONSE TO DISTURBANCE IN SUBALPINE FORESTS: USE OF REGENERATING PATCHES
TLDR
The results suggest that older, regenerating clear-cuts in the Rocky Mountains can have clearly defined impacts on C. gapperi similar to those immediately after timber harvests, but that regeneratingclear-cuts do support some use by the southern red-backed vole.
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