Biological Conservation

(The H4-Index of Biological Conservation is 46. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Genetic diversity targets and indicators in the CBD post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework must be improved300
Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on biodiversity conservation262
COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown as a “Global Human Confinement Experiment” to investigate biodiversity conservation177
The good, the bad and the ugly of COVID-19 lockdown effects on wildlife conservation: Insights from the first European locked down country171
Genetic rescue: A critique of the evidence supports maximizing genetic diversity rather than minimizing the introduction of putatively harmful genetic variation134
Endemism increases species' climate change risk in areas of global biodiversity importance128
ForestGEO: Understanding forest diversity and dynamics through a global observatory network127
A global parasite conservation plan118
The COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to weaken environmental protection in Brazil117
Global COVID-19 lockdown highlights humans as both threats and custodians of the environment99
Designing a blueprint for coral reef survival87
Connectivity metrics for conservation planning and monitoring85
Global wildlife trade permeates the Tree of Life84
A global assessment of amphibian and reptile responses to land-use changes75
Sustainability of protected areas: Vulnerabilities and opportunities as revealed by COVID-19 in a national park management agency74
Guidelines for communicating about bats to prevent persecution in the time of COVID-1973
Sewage pollution, declining ecosystem health, and cross-sector collaboration69
Genetic diversity is considered important but interpreted narrowly in country reports to the Convention on Biological Diversity: Current actions and indicators are insufficient69
Taking the pulse of Earth's tropical forests using networks of highly distributed plots69
Emerging diseases, livestock expansion and biodiversity loss are positively related at global scale68
Power of the people: A review of citizen science programs for conservation66
Cryobiotechnologies: Tools for expanding long-term ex situ conservation to all plant species66
Poor availability of context-specific evidence hampers decision-making in conservation63
What motivates the masses: Understanding why people contribute to conservation citizen science projects59
How does the beach ecosystem change without tourists during COVID-19 lockdown?57
Enhancing road verges to aid pollinator conservation: A review57
COVID-19 pandemic impacts on conservation research, management, and public engagement in US national parks57
Conservation implications of COVID19: Effects via tourism and extractive industries57
Establishing the ecological basis for conservation of shallow marine life using Reef Life Survey56
Towards a U.S. national program for monitoring native bees54
No visit, no interest: How COVID-19 has affected public interest in world's national parks54
Scientists' warning to humanity on illegal or unsustainable wildlife trade54
Global trends in urban wildlife ecology and conservation54
Effects of fragmentation on grassland plant diversity depend on the habitat specialization of species53
Navigating coasts of concrete: Pervasive use of artificial habitats by shorebirds in the Asia-Pacific53
Wildlife-vehicle collisions - Influencing factors, data collection and research methods52
Ecological and economic effects of COVID-19 in marine fisheries from the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea50
A global perspective on the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on freshwater fish biodiversity49
COVID-19 lockdown reveals tourists as seabird guardians48
The Global Ecosystems Monitoring network: Monitoring ecosystem productivity and carbon cycling across the tropics48
Rare species perform worse than widespread species under changed climate48
Mapping biodiversity conservation priorities for protected areas: A case study in Xishuangbanna Tropical Area, China47
People plant trees for utility more often than for biodiversity or carbon47
iNaturalist insights illuminate COVID-19 effects on large mammals in urban centers47
A modelled global distribution of the kelp biome46
Capitalizing on opportunistic citizen science data to monitor urban biodiversity: A multi-taxa framework46
The scale of biodiversity impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Asia46