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Conservation Maven reviews the latest groundbreaking research and books in the field of conservation.
A new study explores the practice of forest rehabilitation and measures the impacts that this carbon sequestration strategy can have on habitat for birds...read more... Read more »
EDWARDS, D., ANSELL, F., AHMAD, A., NILUS, R., & HAMER, K. (2009) The Value of Rehabilitating Logged Rainforest for Birds. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01330.x
How do natural, restored, and created wetlands match up when it comes to vegetation and soil properties? A new study looks at wetlands in Hawaii...read more... Read more »
Bantilan-Smith, M., Bruland, G., MacKenzie, R., Henry, A., & Ryder, C. (2009) A Comparison of the Vegetation and Soils of Natural, Restored, and Created Coastal Lowland Wetlands in Hawai‘i. Wetlands, 29(3), 1023-1035. DOI: 10.1672/08-127.1
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Lee, J., & Chown, S. (2009) Breaching the dispersal barrier to invasion: quantification and management. Ecological Applications, 19(7), 1944-1959. DOI: 10.1890/08-2157.1
A new study challenges the commonly held view that biodiversity enhances wetland function...read more... Read more »
Weisner, Stefan, & Thiere, Geraldine. (2009) Effects of vegetation state on biodiversity and nitrogen retention in created wetlands: a test of the biodiversity-ecosystem functioning hypothesis. Freshwater Biology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2009.02288.x
Despite past conflicts between wind power and habitat, scientists make the case that offshore renewable energy might be good for marine biodiverisity...read more... Read more »
Inger, R., Attrill, M., Bearhop, S., Broderick, A., James Grecian, W., Hodgson, D., Mills, C., Sheehan, E., Votier, S., Witt, M.... (2009) Marine renewable energy: potential benefits to biodiversity? An urgent call for research. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01697.x
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Aanensen, D., Huntley, D., Feil, E., al-Own, F., & Spratt, B. (2009) EpiCollect: Linking Smartphones to Web Applications for Epidemiology, Ecology and Community Data Collection. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006968
Mitigation banks have emerged as a preferred alternative for complying with the Clean Water Act's stated goal of no net loss' of wetlands. But are they working?... Read more »
Reiss, Kelly, Hernandez, Erica, & Brown, Mark. (2009) Evaluation of Permit Success in Wetland Mitigation Banking: A Florida Case Study. Wetlands. DOI: 10.1672/08-148.1
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Wooldridge, S., & Done, T. (2009) Improved water quality can ameliorate effects of climate change on corals. Ecological Applications. DOI: 10.1890/08-0963.1
In a new study, scientists look at the effect of wildlife-friendly forestry on avian species in the bottomland hardwood forests of Louisiana...read more... Read more »
Twedt, D., & Somershoe, S. (2009) Bird Response to Prescribed Silvicultural Treatments in Bottomland Hardwood Forests. Journal of Wildlife Management. DOI: 10.2193/2008-441
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