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Biological invasions are as costly as natural hazards
Anna J. Turbelin, Ross N. Cuthbert, Franz Essl, Phillip J. Haubrock, Anthony Ricciardi, Franck Courchamp
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:143-50
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Highlights

  • Damage costs from biological invasions and natural hazards are of similar magnitude.

  • Global biological invasion costs increased by 702% from 1980–1999 to 2000–2019.

  • Invasion costs increased faster than natural hazard damages over time (1980–2019).

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Predicting the range expansion of invasive alien grasses under climate change in the Neotropics
Aline Lopes, Layon Orestes Demarchi, Maria Teresa Fernandez Piedade, Jochen Schöngart, Florian Wittmann, Cássia Beatriz Rodrigues Munhoz, Cristiane Silva Ferreira, Augusto Cesar Franco
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:128-35
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Highlights

  • Not all invasive grasses would be equally affected by climate change.

  • Range retractions are projected for some species regardless of the scenario.

  • We expect species niches to shift to areas not yet occupied.

  • Arundo donax had the greatest range expansion in the SSP3 and SSP5 scenarios.

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Global South leadership towards inclusive tropical ecology and conservation
Carolina Ocampo-Ariza, Manuel Toledo-Hernández, Felipe Librán-Embid, Dolors Armenteras, Justine Vansynghel, Estelle Raveloaritiana, Isabelle Arimond, Andrés Angulo-Rubiano, ... Bea Maas
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:17-24
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Highlights

  • Limited Global South participation and parachute science hampers tropical ecology.

  • Upgrades in equity, diversity and inclusion rooted in the Global South are essential.

  • Tropical conservation practices must be led by local researchers and stakeholders.

  • Recognition of science in the Global South may improve through outreach.

  • International research must provide equitable workloads and recognition to Global South researchers.

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Habitat protection and restoration: Win–win opportunities for migratory birds in the Northern Andes
Ana M. Gonzalez, Nestor Espejo, Dolors Armenteras, Keith A. Hobson, Kevin J. Kardynal, Greg W. Mitchell, Nancy Mahony, Christine A. Bishop, ... Scott Wilson
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:33-40
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  • Colombia covers over half of key wintering areas for migratory birds in South America.

  • Most of the migrants’ overwinter range overlaps with working landscapes.

  • Priority national restoration/rehabilitation areas are ineffective to benefit migrants.

  • Forest conservation needs actions involving vulnerable and minority groups.

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A call for improving the Key Biodiversity Areas framework
Harith Farooq, Alexandre Antonelli, Søren Faurby
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:85-91
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Highlights

  • The KBA Standards may not be scalable to all biodiversity.

  • If everywhere can be a Key Biodiversity Area, nowhere is “Key”.

  • If any area is “Key” the assessment process is solely based on manageability.

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The effects of natural forest and eucalyptus plantations on seven water-related ecosystem services in Cerrado landscapes
Giulia Baldaconi S. Bispo, Rozely F. Santos, Marcelo L.M. Pompeo, Silvio Frosini. B. Ferraz, Carolina B. Rodrigues, Bruno M. Brentan
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:41-51
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Highlights

  • We evaluated 7 water-related ES in landscapes with different proportions between eucalyptus and natural forests.

  • There is a threshold close to 20% of forest coverage below which ES supply tends to become unsustainable.

  • The highest gain to the seven ES occurs in catchments with natural forest cover over 45%.

  • Erosion control was the service most linked to natural forest decrease.

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Intraspecific variation of invaded pollination networks – the role of pollen-transport, pollen-transfer and different levels of biological organization
Carine Emer, Jane Memmott
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:151-63
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Highlights

  • The role of intraspecific variation across levels of biological organization is an unanswered question in invaded and non-invaded pollination networks.

  • Significant intraspecific variation was detected in the pollen loads and pollen deposition of the invasive plant Impatiens glandulifera.

  • Only a few individual pollinators carried large amounts of alien pollen grains, potentially function as super-spreaders driving the invading process.

  • Node and structural specialization were higher for individual-based and pollen-transfer networks in comparison to species-level and pollen-transport networks.

  • These findings shed light on the mechanisms of the (re)organization of population niches and the invasion biology dynamics scaling-up to community and ecosystem functioning.

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No relationship between biodiversity and forest carbon sink across the subtropical Brazilian Atlantic Forest
Kauane Maiara Bordin, Adriane Esquivel-Muelbert, Joice Klipel, Rayana Caroline Picolotto, Rodrigo Scarton Bergamin, Ana Carolina da Silva, Pedro Higuchi, Elivane Salete Capellesso, ... Sandra Cristina Müller
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:112-20
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Highlights

  • Secondary and old-growth subtropical Brazilian Atlantic Forests are acting as carbon sink.

  • Biodiversity is not related to net carbon change in this region.

  • Subtropical Brazilian Atlantic Forests should be conserved irrespective to their ages to maintain carbon sink.

  • Biodiversity and carbon-related processes should be taken as conservation targets.

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Contrasting nation-wide citizen science and expert collected data on hummingbird–plant interactions
Camila Bosenbecker, Pedro Amaral Anselmo, Roberta Zuba Andreoli, Gustavo Hiroaki Shimizu, Paulo Eugênio Oliveira, Pietro Kiyoshi Maruyama
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:164-71
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  • We extracted hummingbird-plant data from an online photograph platform.

  • Data were compared with expert collected data, available in the literature.

  • There were some similarities between citizen and expert data.

  • For the hummingbirds, overlap in plant species interacting was generally low.

  • Unstructured citizen science data can be a rich source of interaction information.

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Global biogeographical patterns of ants and their abiotic determinants
Anderson Dantas, Carlos Roberto Fonseca
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2023;21:237-46
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  • Estimated ant species richness is higher in the tropical region.

  • Estimated ant species richness was best explained by annual rainfall and mean temperature.

  • The direction and effect of abiotic determinants are relative to the zoogeographic realm analyzed, highlighting regional effects.

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