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Conservation where people live and work
Effective conservation planning requires information from well-designed studies across a spectrum of land uses, ranging from wildlands to highly modified production landscapes and large cities. ThereExpand
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Estimating the cumulative effects of development on wildlife habitat
The cumulative effects problem in natural resource management and land use planning stems from the difficulty of demonstrating that while each single land use change results in a negligible impact,Expand
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Urbanization and the Predation Paradox: The Role of Trophic Dynamics in Structuring Vertebrate Communities
As the pace and extent of urbanization increase, an understanding of the mechanisms that shape wildlife communities in cities will be essential to their effective management. Predation could be anExpand
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Categorizing wildlife responses to urbanization and conservation implications of terminology.
The study of urban ecology has emerged as a key element of conservation research (Miller & Hobbs 2002). Urbanization is a primary driver of habitat loss and fragmentation but also provides anExpand
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EFFECTS OF HUMAN SETTLEMENT ON BIRD COMMUNITIES IN LOWLAND RIPARIAN AREAS OF COLORADO (USA)
Riparian areas in western North America have been characterized as centers of avian diversity, yet little is known about the ways that native species in streamside habitats are affected byExpand
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Habitat and landscape characteristics underlying anuran community structure along an urban-rural gradient.
Urbanization has been cited as an important factor in worldwide amphibian declines, and although recent work has illustrated the important influence of broad-scale ecological patterns and processesExpand
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Improving city life: options for ecological restoration in urban landscapes and how these might influence interactions between people and nature
The role of humans in the restoration of ecosystems has been emphasised since its inception. The human dimension of restoration is particularly well established in urban ecosystems because this isExpand
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Untangling the effects of fire, grazing, and land-use legacies on grassland butterfly communities
Many grassland ecosystems are disturbance-dependent, having evolved under the pressures of fire and grazing. Restoring these disturbances can be controversial, particularly when valued resources areExpand
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Butterfly responses to prairie restoration through fire and grazing
The development of land for modern agriculture has resulted in losses of native prairie habitat. The small, isolated patches of prairie habitat that remain are threatened by fire suppression,Expand
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Spatial analysis of West Nile virus: rapid risk assessment of an introduced vector-borne zoonosis.
The distribution of human risk for West Nile virus was determined by spatial analysis of the initial case distribution for the New York City area in 1999 using remote sensing and geographicExpand
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