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The spatial scaling of beta diversity
Beta diversity is an important concept used to describe turnover in species composition across a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, and it underpins much of conservation theory and practice.… Expand
Conceptual domain of the matrix in fragmented landscapes.
- D. Driscoll, S. Banks, P. Barton, D. Lindenmayer, A. L. Smith
- Geography, Medicine
- Trends in ecology & evolution
- 1 October 2013
In extensively modified landscapes, how the matrix is managed determines many conservation outcomes. Recent publications revise popular conceptions of a homogeneous and static matrix, yet we still… Expand
The role of carrion in maintaining biodiversity and ecological processes in terrestrial ecosystems
Carrion provides a resource for a subset of animal species that deliver a critical ecosystem service by consuming dead animal matter and recycling its nutrients. A growing number of studies have also… Expand
Global meta-analysis reveals low consistency of biodiversity congruence relationships.
Knowledge of the number and distribution of species is fundamental to biodiversity conservation efforts, but this information is lacking for the majority of species on earth. Consequently, subsets of… Expand
Effects of large native herbivores on other animals
Summary Large mammalian herbivores are major drivers of the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems world-wide, and changes in their abundance have resulted in many populations being… Expand
Experimental reduction of native vertebrate grazing and addition of logs benefit beetle diversity at multiple scales
Summary 1. High densities of vertebrate herbivores can be a significant barrier to ecological restoration in many parts of the world because of their impact on vegetation biomass. A common… Expand
Text analysis tools for identification of emerging topics and research gaps in conservation science.
- M. Westgate, P. Barton, J. Pierson, D. Lindenmayer
- Biology, Medicine
- Conservation biology : the journal of the Society…
- 1 December 2015
Keeping track of conceptual and methodological developments is a critical skill for research scientists, but this task is increasingly difficult due to the high rate of academic publication. As a… Expand
Substantial long‐term effects of carcass addition on soil and plants in a grassy eucalypt woodland
The decomposition of large vertebrate carcasses generates small-scale disturbances characterized by changes in soil chemistry and new opportunities for plant establishment. Yet few studies have… Expand
Two roles for ecological surrogacy: Indicator surrogates and management surrogates
Ecological surrogacy – here defined as using a process or element (e.g., species, ecosystem, or abiotic factor) to represent another aspect of an ecological system – is a widely used concept, but… Expand
Carrion decomposition causes large and lasting effects on soil amino acid and peptide flux
Abstract Carrion decomposition is a critical component of the biogeochemical cycling of energy and nutrients within the biosphere. Two important and currently overlooked nitrogen (N) pools likely to… Expand