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Biodiversity and Conservation

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24-10-2021 | Original Paper

Pond creation and restoration: patterns of odonate colonization and community dynamics

Ponds are lentic waterbodies with a high conservation value for biodiversity that have long been overlooked by management policies. Recent initiatives aimed to promote the conservation of these ecosystems by restoring or creating new ponds …

23-10-2021 | Original Paper Open Access

Integrating multiple datasets into spatially-explicit capture-recapture models to estimate the abundance of a locally scarce felid

The conservation of animal populations often requires the estimation of population size. Low density and secretive behaviour usually determine scarce data sources and hampers precise abundance estimations of carnivore populations. However, joint …

22-10-2021 | Original Paper

Wildfires, heatwaves and human disturbance threaten insular endemic bats

Islands host high numbers of endemic species, and the latter are especially exposed to human-driven habitat alteration because their population size is constrained by the limited space and resources found in insular systems. Extreme events linked …

21-10-2021 | Original Paper Open Access

Tropical land use drives endemic versus exotic ant communities in a global biodiversity hotspot

Understanding how land-use change affects biodiversity is a fundamental step to develop effective conservation strategies in human-modified tropical landscapes. Here, we analyzed how land-use change through tropical small-scale agriculture affects …

19-10-2021 | Original Paper

Conservation conflicts and their drivers in different protected area management groups: a case study in Brazil

The restriction of access to natural resources by human populations due to the establishment and management of protected areas (PAs) can spark conservation conflicts (CCs) and undermine PA objectives. PAs have different management objectives and …

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About this journal

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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