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12.11.2018 | Commentary

Twenty years after Jaffré et al. (1998), is the system of protected areas now adequate in New Caledonia?

Protected areas are the cornerstone on which conservation strategies are often built. Adapting systems of protected areas to rapid global changes is critical to meet the challenge of conservation in biodiversity hotspots. Twenty years ago, Jaffré …

12.11.2018 | Original Paper Open Access

Assessing vulnerability of forest ecosystem in the Indian Western Himalayan region using trends of net primary productivity

The Himalayan ecosystem is one of the sensitive and fragile ecosystems with rich biodiversity that provides major ecosystem services. The study was conducted to measure the extent of vulnerability across forested grids of Uttarakhand—one of the …

11.11.2018 | Original Paper

Ant assemblages of Brazil nut trees Bertholletia excelsa in forest and pasture habitats in the Southwestern Brazilian Amazon

In the Southwestern Brazilian Amazon, the Brazil nut tree Bertholletia excelsa is the most conspicuous remnant element of original forest ecosystems in human-modified landscapes. They often exist in pastures that have very different environmental …

11.11.2018 | Letter to the Editor

Brazilian wetlands on the brink

10.11.2018 | Original Paper

The biotic and abiotic drivers of ‘living’ diversity in the deadly traps of Nepenthes pitcher plants

Nepenthes pitcher plants are carnivorous plants that paradoxically harbor a living infauna (the inquilines) in their pitchers, which withstands the hostile conditions of the digestive fluid and plays a role in prey digestion. Because most …

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Biodiversity and Conservation is an international journal that publishes articles on all aspects of biological diversity-its description, analysis and conservation, and its controlled rational use by humankind. The scope of Biodiversity and Conservation is wide and multidisciplinary, and embraces all life-forms.

The journal presents research papers, as well as editorials, comments and research notes on biodiversity and conservation, and contributions dealing with the practicalities of conservation management, economic, social and political issues. The journal provides a forum for examining conflicts between sustainable development and human dependence on biodiversity in agriculture, environmental management and biotechnology, and encourages contributions from developing countries to promote broad global perspectives on matters of biodiversity and conservation.

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