5 Works

Data from: Optimizing regulatory requirements to aid in the implementation of compensatory mitigation

Kei Sochi & Joseph Kiesecker
Governments, companies, and conservation organizations seek to minimize the impacts of development through application of the mitigation hierarchy: avoid, minimize, restore, and offset (McKenney & Kiesecker 2010). Around the world, policies and performance standards for compensatory mitigation are being strengthened not just to reduce impacts to biodiversity, but to achieve goals for biodiversity that range from “no net loss” to “net gains” (IFC 2012). Although use of offsets is still in its infancy, offsets are...

Data from: Prioritizing land management efforts at a landscape scale: a case study using prescribed fire in Wisconsin

Tracy L. Hmielowski, Sarah K. Carter, Hannah Spaul, David P. Helmers, Volker C. Radeloff, Paul H. Zedler & David Helmers
One challenge in the effort to conserve biodiversity is identifying where to prioritize resources for active land management. Cost-benefit analyses have been used successfully as a conservation tool to identify sites that provide the greatest conservation benefit per unit cost. Our goal was to apply cost-benefit analysis to the question of how to prioritize land management efforts, in our case the application of prescribed fire to natural landscapes in Wisconsin, USA. We quantified and mapped...

Data from: Testing the effects of ant invasions on non-ant arthropods with high-resolution taxonomic data

Cause Hanna, Ida Naughton, Christina Boser & David Holway
Invasions give rise to a wide range of ecological effects. Many invasions proceed without noticeable impacts on the resident biota, whereas others shift species composition and even alter ecosystem function. Ant invasions generate a broad spectrum of ecological effects, but controversy surrounds the extent of these impacts, especially with regard to how other arthropods are affected. This uncertainty in part results from the widespread use of low-resolution taxonomic data, which can mask the presence of...

Data from: Social and environmental impacts of forest management certification in Indonesia

Daniela A. Miteva, Colby J. Loucks & Subhrendu K. Pattanayak
In response to unsustainable timber production in tropical forest concessions, voluntary forest management certification programs such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) have been introduced to improve environmental, social, and economic performance over existing management practices. However, despite the proliferation of forest certification over the past two decades, few studies have evaluated its effectiveness. Using temporally and spatially explicit village-level data on environmental and socio-economic indicators in Kalimantan (Indonesia), we evaluate the performance of the...

Data from: Climatic warming and the future of bison as grazers

Joseph M. Craine, E. Gene Towne, Mary Miller & Noah Fierer
Climatic warming is likely to exacerbate nutritional stress and reduce weight gain in large mammalian herbivores by reducing plant nutritional quality. Yet accurate predictions of the effects of climatic warming on herbivores are limited by a poor understanding of how herbivore diet varies along climate gradients. We utilized DNA metabarcoding to reconstruct seasonal variation in the diet of North American bison (Bison bison) in two grasslands that differ in mean annual temperature by 6 °C....

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  • 2015

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  • Nature Conservancy
  • Duke University
  • World Wide Fund for Nature
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • California State University, Channel Islands
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • Kansas State University