Article alert: Phylogenetic diversity and nature conservation: where are we?
Trends in Ecology & Evolution (2013) 28(4): 199-204. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2012.10.015Marten Wintersend, Vincent Devictor, Oliver SchweigerTo date, there is little evidence that phylogenetic diversity has contr...
Article alert: A Framework to Optimize Biodiversity Restoration Efforts Based on Habitat Amount and Landscape Connectivity
Restoration Ecology. doi: 10.1111/rec.12049Tambosi, L. R., Martensen, A. C., Ribeiro, M. C. and Metzger, J. P.The effectiveness of ecological restoration actions toward biodiversity conservation depends on b...
The Biodiversity Data Journal: Readable by humans and machines
The Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ - http://biodiversitydatajournal.com/) and the associated Pensoft Writing Tool (PWT - http://pwt.pensoft.net/), launched on 16th of September 2013, offer several innovations - some of them u...
Article alert: Global Climate Change Adaptation Priorities for Biodiversity and Food Security
PLoS ONE (2013) 8(8): e72590. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072590Hannah L, Ikegami M, Hole DG, Seo C, Butchart SHM, et al.International policy is placing increasing emphasis on adaptation to climate change, inc...
Article alert: European grassland ecosystems: threatened hotspots of biodiversity
Biodiversity and Conservation (2013)22(10): 2131-2138. doi: 10.1007/s10531-013-0537-xJan Christian Habel, Jürgen Dengler, Monika Janišová, Péter Török, Camilla Wellstein, Michal Wie...
Article alert: Googling Trends in Conservation Biology
Conservation Biology (2013) doi: 10.1111/cobi.12131PROULX, R., MASSICOTTE, P. and PÉPINO, M.Web-crawling approaches, that is, automated programs data mining the internet to obtain information about a par...
Article alert: Increasing participation in incentive programs for biodiversity conservation
Ecological Applications (2013) 23: 1146–1155.doi: 10.1890/12-1878.1Michael G. Sorice, Chi-Ok Oh, Todd Gartner, Mary Snieckus, Rhett Johnson, and C. Josh DonlanEngaging private landowners in conservation activ...
Article alert: Threat to the point: improving the value of comparative extinction risk analysis for conservation action
Global Change Biology (2013) doi: 10.1111/gcb.12366Kris A. Murray, Luis D. Verde Arregoitia, Ana Davidson, Moreno Di Marco, Martina M. I. Di FonzoComparative extinction risk analysis is a common approach for ...
Job alert: PhD students to work on the modeling of loss of biodiversity & ecosystems
The Land Resource Management Unit of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission is looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate to support our global modelling activities and improve means to assess impact assessmen...
Ecosystem service mapping and modelling - new special issue shows big steps forward
Ecosystem services are a significant research and policy topic and there are many modelling and mapping approaches aimed at understanding the stocks, demands and flows of ecosystem goods and services on different scales. This...
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