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27-10-2020 | Original Paper Open Access

Drying microclimates threaten persistence of natural and translocated populations of threatened frogs

Defining species habitat requirements is essential for effective conservation management through revealing agents of population decline and identifying critical habitat for conservation actions, such as translocations. Here we studied the …

21-10-2020 | Original Paper

Patterns and drivers of understory macroalgal assemblage structure within subtidal kelp forests

Kelp species are found along ~ 25% of the world’s coastlines, where they provide myriad of ecological goods and services. However, compared with many other terrestrial and marine vegetated ecosystems, kelp forests have been critically understudied …

17-10-2020 | Original Paper Open Access

Fragmented dry grasslands preserve unique components of plant species and phylogenetic diversity in agricultural landscapes

In intensively used landscapes biodiversity is often restricted to fragmented habitats. Exploring the biodiversity potential of habitat fragments is essential in order to reveal their complementary role in maintaining landscape-scale biodiversity.

16-10-2020 | Original Paper Open Access

The Biodiversity Promotion Areas: effectiveness of agricultural direct payments on plant diversity conservation in the semi-natural grasslands of the Southern Swiss Alps

An agro-environmental payment for the management of the so-called ‘Biodiversity Promotion Areas’ (BPA) has been used to accomplish biodiversity conservation goals in Switzerland. These areas have been managed according to specific limitations on …

15-10-2020 | Original Paper

Coastal habitats across sea-to-inland gradient sustain endangered coastal plants and Hymenoptera in coastal dune ecosystems of Japan

Coastal sand dune ecosystems have been lost and increasingly fragmented due to human use and disaster prevention over the past few decades. Generally, habitat fragmentation and connectivity loss have led to the decline of species biodiversity. In …

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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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