Biological Conservation

(The median citation count of Biological Conservation is 4. 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
Status and priority conservation actions for Australian frog species45
Shining the spotlight on small mammalian carnivores: Global status and threats44
Divergent farmer and scientist perceptions of agricultural biodiversity, ecosystem services and decision-making44
Overprediction of species distribution models in conservation planning: A still neglected issue with strong effects43
Monitoring the world's bird populations with community science data42
Differential reporting of biodiversity in two citizen science platforms during COVID-19 lockdown in Colombia42
Does public fear that bats spread COVID-19 jeopardize bat conservation?42
The conflict between scavenging birds and farmers: Field observations do not support people’s perceptions41
Habitat loss, extinction predictability and conservation efforts in the terrestrial ecoregions41
The hidden risk of using umbrella species as conservation surrogates: A spatio-temporal approach41
Potentially negative ecological consequences of animal redistribution on beaches during COVID-19 lockdown41
Challenges and perspectives on tackling illegal or unsustainable wildlife trade41
Making more effective use of human behavioural science in conservation interventions41
Birds seen and not seen during the COVID-19 pandemic: The impact of lockdown measures on citizen science bird observations40
Key information needs to move from knowledge to action for biodiversity conservation in Canada39
A Reprieve from US wildlife mortality on roads during the COVID-19 pandemic39
Non-material costs of wildlife conservation to local people and their implications for conservation interventions39
Multi-scale estimation of the effects of pressures and drivers on mangrove forest loss globally39
Assessing fatality minimization for hoary bats amid continued wind energy development39
To mix or not to mix gene pools for threatened species management? Few studies use genetic data to examine the risks of both actions, but failing to do so leads disproportionately to recommendations f38
Eliminating the dark matter of data deficiency by predicting the conservation status of Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea sharks and rays38
Using landscape connectivity to predict human-wildlife conflict38
In defence of soil biodiversity: Towards an inclusive protection in the European Union38
A global comparative analysis of impact evaluation methods in estimating the effectiveness of protected areas38
Using historical data to estimate bumble bee occurrence: Variable trends across species provide little support for community-level declines37
Extent and potential impact of hunting on migratory shorebirds in the Asia-Pacific36
Body size is a good proxy for vertebrate charisma36
COVID-19 pandemic drives changes in participation in citizen science project “City Nature Challenge” in Tokyo36
Forty-four years of global trade in CITES-listed snakes: Trends and implications for conservation and public health36
Regional variation in the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the quantity and quality of data collected by the project eBird35
Effective population size remains a suitable, pragmatic indicator of genetic diversity for all species, including forest trees34
Linking wilderness mapping and connectivity modelling: A methodological framework for wildland network planning34
COVID-19 related travel restrictions prevented numerous wildlife deaths on roads: A comparative analysis of results from 11 countries34
Between biodiversity conservation and sustainable forest management – A multidisciplinary assessment of the emblematic Białowieża Forest case34
Defining exceptional species—A conceptual framework to expand and advance ex situ conservation of plant diversity beyond conventional seed banking34
A timely systematic review on pangolin research, commercialization, and popularization to identify knowledge gaps and produce conservation guidelines33
Disturbance and resilience in the Luquillo Experimental Forest33
Spatiotemporal mortality and demographic trends in a small cetacean: Strandings to inform conservation management33
The hidden biodiversity risks of increasing flexibility in biodiversity offset trades32
Why so negative? Exploring the socio-economic impacts of large carnivores from a European perspective32
Pervasive gender bias in editorial boards of biodiversity conservation journals32
Extinction debt across three taxa in well-connected calcareous grasslands31
The political economy of human-wildlife conflict and coexistence31
Effects of cumulated outdoor activity on wildlife habitat use31
Overpopulation is a major cause of biodiversity loss and smaller human populations are necessary to preserve what is left30
Preventing wildlife roadkill can offset mitigation investments in short-medium term30
Indian Sundarbans mangrove forest considered endangered under Red List of Ecosystems, but there is cause for optimism30
Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on noise pollution in three protected areas in metropolitan Boston (USA)30
Bridging compassion and justice in conservation ethics29
Range-wide declines of northern spotted owl populations in the Pacific Northwest: A meta-analysis29
Ecology and conservation of a rare species: What do we know and what may we do to preserve Andean condors?29
Persistent gender bias in marine science and conservation calls for action to achieve equity29
Methods for the assessment and conservation of threatened animal parasites29
The global distribution of protected areas management strategies and their complementarity for biodiversity conservation29
COVID-19 impacts on participation in large scale biodiversity-themed community science projects in the United States29
Far from a distraction: Plastic pollution and the planetary emergency29
Prioritising conservation actions for biodiversity: Lessening the impact from habitat fragmentation and climate change29
Dimension and impact of biases in funding for species and habitat conservation28
Ecology versus society: Impacts of bark beetle infestations on biodiversity and restorativeness in protected areas of Central Europe28
European agreements for nature conservation need to explicitly address wolf-dog hybridisation28
High fidelity of sea turtles to their foraging grounds revealed by satellite tracking and capture-mark-recapture: New insights for the establishment of key marine conservation areas28
Version 2 of the world map of laminarian kelp benefits from more Arctic data and makes it the largest marine biome28
Unpacking the causes and consequences of the extinction of experience27
Bottom-up and top-down processes influence contemporary patterns of mammal species richness in Australia's monsoonal tropics27
Impacts of habitat loss on migratory shorebird populations and communities at stopover sites in the Yellow Sea27
Spider conservation in Europe: a review27
Psychological and physical connections with nature improve both human well-being and nature conservation: A systematic review of meta-analyses27
Effects of captivity and rewilding on amphibian skin microbiomes27
Conservation status of the world's skinks (Scincidae): Taxonomic and geographic patterns in extinction risk27
Seeing beneath disputes: A transdisciplinary framework for diagnosing complex conservation conflicts26
Mentorship, equity, and research productivity: lessons from a pandemic26
The power of national acoustic tracking networks to assess the impacts of human activity on marine organisms during the COVID-19 pandemic26
Responses from bees, butterflies, and ground beetles to different fire and site characteristics: A global meta-analysis26
Annual flowers strips benefit bumble bee colony growth and reproduction26
Prey availability modulates predicted range contraction of two large felids in response to changing climate26
Management resourcing and government transparency are key drivers of biodiversity outcomes in Southeast Asian protected areas25
Impacts of loss of free-flowing rivers on global freshwater megafauna25
Trait-based prediction of extinction risk across terrestrial taxa25
Rethinking the natural regeneration failure of pedunculate oak: The pathogen mildew hypothesis25
Restoration of plant-animal interactions in terrestrial ecosystems25
Killing with kindness: Does widespread generalised provisioning of wildlife help or hinder biodiversity conservation efforts?25
Efficacy and management challenges of the zoning designations of China's national parks25
Urbanisation affects ecosystem functioning more than structure in tropical streams25
Why facts don't change minds: Insights from cognitive science for the improved communication of conservation research25
Strict protected areas are essential for the conservation of larger and threatened mammals in a priority region of the Brazilian Cerrado25
Towards mitigation of seabird bycatch: Large-scale effectiveness of night setting and Tori lines across multiple pelagic longline fleets25
Myanmar's terrestrial ecosystems: Status, threats and conservation opportunities25
Changing seasonal, temporal and spatial crop-raiding trends over 15 years in a human-elephant conflict hotspot25
Differences among protected area governance types matter for conserving vegetation communities at risk of loss and fragmentation25
COVID-19 restrictions provide a brief respite from the wildlife roadkill toll25
Will the COVID-19 outbreak be a turning point for China's wildlife protection: New developments and challenges of wildlife conservation in China25
The risk of fake controversies for Brazilian environmental policies25
Analysis of landrace cultivation in Europe: A means to support in situ conservation of crop diversity24
Sealed in a lake — Biology and conservation of the endangered Saimaa ringed seal: A review24
Delivering behavioural change at scale: What conservation can learn from other fields24
Compensating for lost nature values through biodiversity offsetting – Where is the evidence?24
Scientists' warning of an imperiled ocean24
The changing dynamics of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1: Next steps for management & science in North America24
Forest loss in Indonesian New Guinea (2001–2019): Trends, drivers and outlook24
Estimates of wildlife killed by free-ranging cats in China24
Ecological consequences of human depopulation of rural areas on wildlife: A unifying perspective24
Human disturbance is the most limiting factor driving habitat selection of a large carnivore throughout Continental Europe23
Have western USA fire suppression and megafire active management approaches become a contemporary Sisyphus?23
“Nature's contributions to people” and peoples' moral obligations to nature23
Environmental solutions fast-tracked: Reversing public scepticism to public engagement23
Identifying the anthropogenic drivers of declines in tropical dung beetle communities and functions23
Conservation, wildlife crime, and tough-on-crime policies: Lessons from the criminological literature23
Sequential overgrazing by green turtles causes archipelago-wide functional extinctions of seagrass meadows23
Positive impacts of important bird and biodiversity areas on wintering waterbirds under changing temperatures throughout Europe and North Africa23
Natural Language Processing as a tool to evaluate emotions in conservation conflicts23
Renewable energy and biological conservation in a changing world22
Options for prioritizing sites for biodiversity conservation with implications for “30 by 30”22
Combining high temporal resolution whale distribution and vessel tracking data improves estimates of ship strike risk22
Overcoming the concrete conquest of aquatic ecosystems22
Challenges and opportunities in planning for the conservation of Neotropical seasonally dry forests into the future22
A synthesis of the prevalence and drivers of non-compliance in marine protected areas22
An underrated habitat: Residential gardens support similar mammal assemblages to urban remnant vegetation22
Moving from decision to action in conservation science22
COVID19-induced reduction in human disturbance enhances fattening of an overabundant goose species22
The Kibale Chimpanzee Project: Over thirty years of research, conservation, and change22
Restricted human activities shift the foraging strategies of feral pigeons (Columba livia) and three other commensal bird species22
Application of ionomics and ecological stoichiometry in conservation biology: Nutrient demand and supply in a changing environment22
Review: COVID-19 highlights the importance of camera traps for wildlife conservation research and management22
Estimating the impacts of habitat loss induced by urbanization on bird local extinctions22
Survival and cause-specific mortality of European wildcat (Felis silvestris) across Europe22
Spatial management can significantly reduce dFAD beachings in Indian and Atlantic Ocean tropical tuna purse seine fisheries22
Unprecedented extinction of tree species by fungal disease22
Spatial conservation action planning in heterogeneous landscapes22
Beyond fortress conservation: The long-term integration of natural and social science research for an inclusive conservation practice in India21
Time at risk: Individual spatial behaviour drives effectiveness of marine protected areas and fitness21
Priorities of action and research for the protection of biodiversity and ecosystem services in continental Ecuador21
Microhabitat selection by giant pandas21
The sound of logging: Tropical forest soundscape before, during, and after selective timber extraction21
Reduction in seabird mortality in Namibian fisheries following the introduction of bycatch regulation21
A comparison of genetic and genomic approaches to represent evolutionary potential in conservation planning21
Land-based noise pollution impairs reef fish behavior: A case study with a Brazilian carnival21
Integrating social science into conservation planning21
Extending temporal baseline increases understanding of biodiversity change in European boreal waterbird communities21
Shift in proximate causes of mortality for six large migratory raptors over a century21
Predator-awareness training in terrestrial vertebrates: Progress, problems and possibilities21
Australia's most imperilled vertebrates20
Urban native vegetation remnants support more diverse native bee communities than residential gardens in Australia's southwest biodiversity hotspot20
Sparing or sharing land? Views from agricultural scientists20
Climate niche mismatch and the collapse of primate seed dispersal services in the Amazon20
Wild at heart: Programs to diminish negative ecological and evolutionary effects of conservation hatcheries20
Deforestation and bird habitat loss in Colombia20
Exploring coral reef biodiversity via underwater soundscapes20
An ethical analysis of cloning for genetic rescue: Case study of the black-footed ferret20
Intensification of açaí palm management largely impoverishes tree assemblages in the Amazon estuarine forest20
Navigating paved paradise: Evaluating landscape permeability to movement for large mammals in two conservation priority landscapes in India20
Conceptualizing ecosystem degradation using mangrove forests as a model system20
The influence of message framing on public beliefs and behaviors related to species reintroduction20
Reduced human activity in shallow reefs during the COVID-19 pandemic increases fish evenness20
Minimizing cross-realm threats from land-use change: A national-scale conservation framework connecting land, freshwater and marine systems20
The association between anthropomorphism of nature and pro-environmental variables: A systematic review20
Are protected areas well-sited to support species in the future in a major climate refuge and corridor in the United States?20
Every case is different: Cautionary insights about generalisations in human-wildlife conflict from a range-wide study of people and jaguars20
Genome-wide diversity loss in reintroduced Eurasian lynx populations urges immediate conservation management20
Securing biodiversity, securing our future: A national mission on biodiversity and human well-being for India20
The application of reflexivity for conservation science20
Listening to cities during the COVID-19 lockdown: How do human activities and urbanization impact soundscapes in Colombia?20
Conservation policy under a roadless perspective: Minimizing fragmentation in Greece19
Global assessment of artificial habitat use by amphibian species19
A hippo in the room: Predicting the persistence and dispersion of an invasive mega-vertebrate in Colombia, South America19
Decades of monitoring have informed the stewardship and ecological understanding of Australia's Great Barrier Reef19
The need, opportunities, and challenges for creating a standardized framework for marine restoration monitoring and reporting19
Are fish in danger? A review of environmental effects of marine renewable energy on fishes19
Cumulative habitat loss increases conservation threats on endemic species of terrestrial vertebrates in Mexico19
Combining spatial modeling tools and biological data for improved multispecies assessment in restoration areas19
A policy framework to accommodate both the analytical and normative aspects of biodiversity in ecological compensation19
Anthropogenic impacts on plant-animal mutualisms: A global synthesis for pollination and seed dispersal19
Effectiveness of hunting regulations for the conservation of a globally-threatened species: The case of the European turtle-dove in Spain19
Quantifying wildlife responses to conservation fencing in East Africa19
Forest-associated bee species persist amid forest loss and regrowth in eastern North America19
Quantifying factors for understanding why several small patches host more species than a single large patch19
What drives the illegal parrot trade? Applying a criminological model to market and seizure data in Indonesia19
Conservation birding: A quantitative conceptual framework for prioritizing citizen science observations19
More than just a (red) list: Over a decade of using South Africa's threatened ecosystems in policy and practice19
Ecology and the science of small-scale fisheries: A synthetic review of research effort for the Anthropocene19
The scale of Nigeria's involvement in the trans-national illegal pangolin trade: Temporal and spatial patterns and the effectiveness of wildlife trade regulations19
Consequences of fragmentation for Neotropical bats: The importance of the matrix19
Understanding drivers of human tolerance towards mammals in a mixed-use transfrontier conservation area in southern Africa19
Evaluating created wetlands for bird diversity and reproductive success19
Economic value of nature via healthcare savings and productivity increases19
Assessing the conservation status of coastal habitats under Article 17 of the EU Habitats Directive19
Evaluating the performance of a protected area network in South Africa and its implications for megadiverse countries19
Continental-scale local extinctions in mammal assemblages are synergistically induced by habitat loss and hunting pressure18
Using systematic conservation planning to align priority areas for biodiversity and nature-based activities in marine spatial planning: A real-world application in contested marine space18
Global Biodiversity Implications of Alternative Electrification Strategies Under the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways18
On the conservation value of historic canals for aquatic ecosystems18
Source-sink dynamics promote wolf persistence in human-modified landscapes: Insights from long-term monitoring18
Different extinction debts among plants and arthropods after loss of grassland amount and connectivity18
Co-occurrence of snow leopard, wolf and Siberian ibex under livestock encroachment into protected areas across the Mongolian Altai18
How expansive were Malagasy Central Highland forests, ericoids, woodlands and grasslands? A multidisciplinary approach to a conservation conundrum18
Land-sparing and land-sharing provide complementary benefits for conserving avian biodiversity in coffee-growing landscapes18
Prey selection and predation behavior of free-roaming domestic cats (Felis catus) in an urban ecosystem: Implications for urban cat management18
Critical ecological thresholds for conservation of tropical rainforest in Human Modified Landscapes18
Continental threat: How many common carp (Cyprinus carpio) are there in Australia?18
Rapid amphibian community recovery following removal of non-native fish from high mountain lakes18
Drivers of leopard (Panthera pardus) habitat use and relative abundance in Africa's largest transfrontier conservation area18
Successful parks for sharks: No-take marine reserve provides conservation benefits to endemic and threatened sharks off South Africa18
Multi-scale path-level analysis of jaguar habitat use in the Pantanal ecosystem18
Distribution and temporal trends in the abundance of nesting sea turtles in the Red Sea17