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Determining trophic niche width: a novel approach using stable isotope analysis
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This approach is a potentially powerful method of measuring trophic niche width, particularly if combined with conventional approaches, because it provides a single measure on a continuous axis that is common to all species; it integrates information on only assimilated prey over time; and data production is theoretically fast and testing among populations simple. Expand
Psychological benefits of greenspace increase with biodiversity
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It is demonstrated that greenspace users can more or less accurately perceive species richness depending on the taxonomic group in question, indicating that successful management of urban greenspaces should emphasize biological complexity to enhance human well-being in addition to biodiversity conservation. Expand
Who benefits from access to green space? A case study from Sheffield, UK
Green spaces play a crucial role in supporting urban ecological and social systems, a fact recognised in public policy commitments in both the UK and Europe. The amount of provision, the distributionExpand
What are the Benefits of Interacting with Nature?
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It is discovered that evidence for the benefits of interacting with nature is geographically biased towards high latitudes and Western societies, potentially contributing to a focus on certain types of settings and benefits. Expand
The scaling of green space coverage in European cities
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It is shown that green space coverage increases more rapidly than city area, yet declines only weakly as human population density increases, and green space provision within a city is primarily related to city area rather than the number of inhabitants that it serves, or a simple space-filling effect. Expand
A national scale inventory of resource provision for biodiversity within domestic gardens
The human population is increasingly disconnected from nature due to urbanisation. To counteract this phenomenon, the UK government has been actively promoting wildlife gardening. However, the extentExpand
Distorted Views of Biodiversity: Spatial and Temporal Bias in Species Occurrence Data
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A historical dataset of 170,000 bird sightings over two centuries is compiled and analyzed to show how changing trends in data gathering may confound a true picture of biodiversity change. Expand
Urban form, biodiversity potential and ecosystem services
Using data from selected areas in five UK cities, we studied the relationships between urban form and the following measures of ecosystem performance: availability and patch characteristics of treeExpand
Achieving Conservation Science that Bridges the Knowledge–Action Boundary
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4 institutional frameworks that can facilitate science that will inform management, including boundary organizations, research scientists embedded in resource management agencies, formal links between decision makers and scientists at research-focused institutions, and training programs for conservation professionals are highlighted. Expand
Biodiversity: The ravages of guns, nets and bulldozers
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An analysis of threat information gathered for more than 8,000 species revealed that overexploitation and agriculture are by far the biggest drivers of biodiversity decline. Expand
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