Major trade-offs between carbon storage and beef production emerge in ranching production in the Dry Chaco. Silvopasture management, with selective shrub controls, leaving big trees, is the key to reducing the trade-offs, conserving a considerable amount of woodland biomass, and producing the same or more beef than pastures without trees.
Records of international conservation funding to South America reveals a shift towards prioritizing remote areas with high carbon storage over those with high species richness, and that bilateral funding allocation emphasized more on carbon storage than multilateral funding did.
The Eurasian steppe became a global fire hotspot following the Soviet-break up in 1991. While subsequent impacts of fire on vegetation structure have been explored, very little is known about the changes in avian biodiversity. Using a bird abundance dataset covering the entire steppe and semi-desert, and MODIS burned area product, we modeled the biodiversity response to the increased fire disturbance. Our results revealed a strong decline in bird abundance and distinct changes in the community structure. To counter further biodiversity loss, we recommend restoration of wild herbivore populations and traditional ungulate grazing systems.
Using 20 years of wolf data during the recolonization of Germany, we show what distribution modelling approach is the most accurate to predict future areas for range expansion and how the habitat selection of the species changes along the recolonization steps.
European bison mortality cases on roads and railways in Poland were collected. 70 European bison were killed between 2010 and 2021. Increasing trend of European bison traffic fatalities has been observed. Most animals were killed in Western Poland, mainly on a national road. Effective mitigation measures are needed to ensure the safety of European bison and people.
Integrating many animal tracking datasets for Eurasian lynx across Europe, we compared modeling approaches for assessing habitat at a continental level and applied them to produce consistent, high-resolution suitability maps for the recovering carnivore species.
We are excited to invite applications for a new Postdoc position on assessing rewilding opportunities in freshwater systems. Join us at the Conservation and Biogeography Lab at Humboldt University Berlin!
We are excited to invite applications for a new Postdoc position on Conservation Prioritization in South American Dry Forests. Join us at the Conservation and Biogeography Lab at Humboldt University Berlin!
By understanding deforestation patterns and the interaction with protected areas and IPLs, we can better understand how to tailor conservation strategies and support these unique socio-ecological systems.