Biodiversity and Conservation

(The median citation count of Biodiversity and Conservation is 2. 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 2020-02-01 to 2024-02-01.)
Applications of environmental DNA (eDNA) in ecology and conservation: opportunities, challenges and prospects198
Biodiversity loss, emerging pathogens and human health risks95
Biodiversity and conservation of the Cerrado: recent advances and old challenges66
Functional ecology of wild bees in cities: towards a better understanding of trait-urbanization relationships65
Modelling risks posed by wind turbines and power lines to soaring birds: the black stork (Ciconia nigra) in Italy as a case study62
Conservation and prioritization of threatened plants in Indian Himalayan Region52
Conserving orthodox seeds of globally threatened plants ex situ in the Millennium Seed Bank, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK: the status of seed collections34
Challenges and opportunities of area-based conservation in reaching biodiversity and sustainability goals32
The role of environmental filtering, geographic distance and dispersal barriers in shaping the turnover of plant and animal species in Amazonia31
Effects of anthropogenic disturbances on biodiversity and biomass stock of Cerrado, the Brazilian savanna30
The importance of traditional agricultural landscapes for preventing species extinctions26
Remote sensing of biodiversity: what to measure and monitor from space to species?26
High-resolution topographic variables accurately predict the distribution of rare plant species for conservation area selection in a narrow-endemism hotspot in New Caledonia25
Prescribed burning benefits threatened mammals in northern Australia24
Indigenous knowledge and rangelands’ biodiversity conservation in Tanzania: success and failure24
Climate warming in the Himalayas threatens biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services in the 21st century: is there a better solution?24
Identifying biodiversity knowledge gaps for conserving South Africa’s endemic flora24
The Ancient Tree Inventory: a summary of the results of a 15 year citizen science project recording ancient, veteran and notable trees across the UK23
Bushmeat hunting and consumption is a pervasive issue in African savannahs: insights from four protected areas in Malawi23
Southern Canada’s crisis ecoregions: identifying the most significant and threatened places for biodiversity conservation23
Remote sensing enabled essential biodiversity variables for biodiversity assessment and monitoring: technological advancement and potentials23
Identification of crucial stepping stone habitats for biodiversity conservation in northeastern Madagascar using remote sensing and comparative predictive modeling23
Using citizen science in road surveys for large-scale amphibian monitoring: are biased data representative for species distribution?22
Macrofauna communities across a seascape of seagrass meadows: environmental drivers, biodiversity patterns and conservation implications22
Biobanking of vegetable genetic resources by in vitro conservation and cryopreservation21
Marine macroalgal biodiversity of northern Madagascar: morpho-genetic systematics and implications of anthropic impacts for conservation21
Identifying coastal and marine priority areas for conservation in the United Arab Emirates21
Environmental determinants of diving beetle assemblages (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) in an urban landscape21
Local ecological knowledge to assist conservation status assessments in data poor contexts: a case study with the threatened sharks of the Brazilian Northeast21
Conservation of Brazilian freshwater biodiversity: Thinking about the next 10 years and beyond20
Long-term changes in the benthic macroalgal flora of a coastal area affected by urban impacts (Conero Riviera, Mediterranean Sea)20
Using fisheries data to model the oceanic habitats of juvenile silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) in the tropical eastern Atlantic Ocean20
The impacts of biofuel crops on local biodiversity: a global synthesis20
Cumulative threats to juvenile green turtles in the coastal waters of southern and southeastern Brazil20
Botanical gardens as key resources and hazards for biosecurity20
A century of pollen foraging by the endangered rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis): inferences from molecular sequencing of museum specimens19
Beaver creates early successional hotspots for water beetles19
Using occupancy models to assess the direct and indirect impacts of agricultural expansion on species’ populations19
Disentangling ecological traits related to plant endemism, rarity and conservation status in the Iberian Peninsula18
The Natura 2000 network and the ranges of threatened species in Greece18
Regional Comparison of Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) Diet using DNA Metabarcoding18
Prolonged blooming season of flower plantings increases wild bee abundance and richness in agricultural landscapes18
Fragmented dry grasslands preserve unique components of plant species and phylogenetic diversity in agricultural landscapes18
The ‘Goldilocks Zone’ of predation: the level of fox control needed to select predator resistance in a reintroduced mammal in Australia18
Sacred natural sites and biodiversity conservation: a systematic review17
Assessing the effects of payments for ecosystem services programs on forest structure and species biodiversity17
Foraging grounds of adult loggerhead sea turtles across the Mediterranean Sea: key sites and hotspots of risk17
Selecting priority areas for the conservation of endemic trees species and their ecosystems in Madagascar considering both conservation value and vulnerability to human pressure17
Green patches among a grey patchwork: the importance of preserving natural habitats to harbour cavity-nesting bees and wasps (Hymenoptera) and their natural enemies in urban areas17
Vanishing permanent glaciers: climate change is threatening a European Union habitat (Code 8340) and its poorly known biodiversity17
Seed production areas are crucial to conservation outcomes: benefits and risks of an emerging restoration tool17
Predicting biodiversity richness in rapidly changing landscapes: climate, low human pressure or protection as salvation?17
Value of artificial ponds for aquatic insects in drought-prone southern Africa: a review17
Do beds of subtidal estuarine seagrass constitute a refuge for macrobenthic biodiversity threatened intertidally?16
Biodiversity in agricultural landscapes: different non-crop habitats increase diversity of ground-dwelling beetles (Coleoptera) but support different communities16
Drastic shifts in the Belgian bumblebee community over the last century16
The role of detectability on bird population trend estimates in an open farmland landscape16
Do not blame bats and pangolins! Global consequences for wildlife conservation after the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic16
How to build a biodiverse city: environmental determinants of bird diversity within and among 1581 cities15
Construction of deer fences restores the diversity of butterflies and bumblebees as well as flowering plants in semi-natural grassland15
Diversity of Insects in Nature protected Areas (DINA): an interdisciplinary German research project15
Patterns of distribution, abundance and composition of forest terrestrial orchids15
Monoculture and mixture-planting of non-native Douglas fir alters species composition, but promotes the diversity of ground beetles in a temperate forest system15
Resolving the trade-off between production and biodiversity conservation in integrated forest management: comparing tree selection practices of foresters and conservationists15
Habitat selection of cave-restricted fauna in a new hotspot of subterranean biodiversity in Neotropics15
Hunting pressure modulates the composition and size structure of terrestrial and arboreal vertebrates in Amazonian forests15
eDNA metabarcoding illuminates species diversity and composition of three phyla (chordata, mollusca and echinodermata) across Indonesian coral reefs15
Aquatic biosecurity remains a damp squib15
How farmers think about insects: perceptions of biodiversity, biodiversity loss and attitudes towards insect-friendly farming practices14
Biological invasions in World Heritage Sites: current status and a proposed monitoring and reporting framework14
The illusion of participatory forest management success in nature conservation14
Patterns and drivers of understory macroalgal assemblage structure within subtidal kelp forests14
Landrace added value and accessibility in Europe: what a collection of case studies tells us14
Contrasting responses of large carnivores to land use management across an Asian montane landscape in Iran13
Discolouring the Amazon Rainforest: how deforestation is affecting butterfly coloration13
The intrinsic value of Amazon biodiversity13
The relationship between green roofs and urban biodiversity: a systematic review13
Multi-taxa spatial conservation planning reveals similar priorities between taxa and improved protected area representation with climate change13
Drying microclimates threaten persistence of natural and translocated populations of threatened frogs13
Assessing the storage potential of Australian rainforest seeds: a decision-making key to aid rapid conservation13
A case study of a conservation flagship species: the monarch butterfly13
Conservation of Mojave Desert springs and associated biota: status, threats, and policy opportunities13
Habitat patch size and isolation drive the near-complete collapse of Amazonian dung beetle assemblages in a 30-year-old forest archipelago13
Assessing awareness on biodiversity conservation among Nigerians: the Aichi Biodiversity Target 113
Reliability of multinomial N-mixture models for estimating abundance of small terrestrial vertebrates13
Between a rock and a hard place: rugged terrain features and human disturbance affect behaviour and habitat use of Sumatran elephants in Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia13
Low diversity or poorly explored? Mesophotic molluscs highlight undersampling in the Eastern Mediterranean13
Assessing evolutionary processes over time in a conservation breeding program: a combined approach using molecular data, simulations and pedigree analysis12
Climate data source matters in species distribution modelling: the case of the Iberian Peninsula12
Prediction of the minimum effective size of a population viable in the long term12
Temporal and spatial patterns of orchid species distribution in Greece: implications for conservation12
Conservation values of understory vascular plants in even- and uneven-aged Nothofagus antarctica forests12
Successional trajectory of dung beetle communities in a tropical grassy ecosystem after livestock grazing removal12
Recurring fires in Mediterranean habitats and their impact on bats12
Prevalence affects the evaluation of discrimination capacity in presence-absence species distribution models12
Identifying high priority conservation areas for Patagonian wetlands biodiversity12
Effect of forest fragmentation and disturbance on diversity and structure of woody species in dry Afromontane forests of northern Ethiopia12
Intensive monitoring, the key to identifying cat predation as a major threat to native carnivore (Dasyurus geoffroii) reintroduction12
Climate change-related changes in cephalopod biodiversity on the North East Atlantic Shelf12
Turtle biodiversity losses suggest coming sixth mass extinction12
Counting cats for conservation: seasonal estimates of leopard density and drivers of distribution in the Serengeti12
Political making of more-than-fishers through their involvement in ecological monitoring of protected areas11
Anthropogenic drivers leading to regional extinction of threatened plants: insights from regional Red Data Books of Russia11
Fine-scale roadkill risk models: understanding the intersection of wildlife and roads11
A global analysis of habitat fragmentation research in reptiles and amphibians: what have we done so far?11
A species-specific qPCR assay provides novel insight into range expansion of the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) by means of eDNA analysis11
Biodiversity and conservation of terricolous lichens and bryophytes in continental lowlands of northern Italy: the role of different dry habitat types11
A herpetofauna with dramatic endemism signals an overlooked biodiversity hotspot11
The relevance of cloud forest fragments and their transition zones for butterfly conservation in Taita Hills, Kenya11
The persistent multi-dimensional biases of biodiversity digital accessible knowledge of birds in China11
Understanding small-scale insect diversity patterns inside two nature reserves: the role of local and landscape factors11
Addressing the implementation challenge of the global biodiversity framework11
Landscape structure shapes activity levels and composition of aerial insectivorous bats at different spatial scales11
Reframing urban “wildlife” to promote inclusive conservation science and practice11
Conservation planning of the genus Rhododendron in Northeast China based on current and future suitable habitat distributions11
Biodiversity associated with restored small-scale mussel habitats has restoration decision implications11
Agricultural heritage systems and agrobiodiversity11
Many cameras make light work: opportunistic photographs of rare species in iNaturalist complement structured surveys of reef fish to better understand species richness11
Review of the biology, uses and conservation of the critically endangered endemic Himalayan species Nardostachys jatamansi (Caprifoliaceae)11
Contribution of social media to cetacean research in Southeast Asia: illuminating populations vulnerable to litter11
Contrasting multi-taxa functional diversity patterns along vegetation structure gradients of woody pastures11
Restoring diversity of thermophilous oak forests: connectivity and proximity to existing habitats matter11
Bumble bee species distributions and habitat associations in the Midwestern USA, a region of declining diversity11
The Zygoptera/Anisoptera ratio as a tool to assess anthropogenic changes in Atlantic Forest streams11
Conservation of Asian horseshoe crabs on spotlight11
Large fire initially reduces bird diversity in Poland’s largest wetland biodiversity hotspot11
How estimated ant diversity is biased by the sampling method? A case study of Crete: a Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot11
Modelling changes in forest attributes driven by human activities at different spatial scales in the subtropical Atlantic Forest10
How complete are insect inventories? An assessment of the british butterfly database highlighting the influence of dynamic distribution shifts on sampling completeness10
Endangered monoxenous trypanosomatid parasites: a lesson from island biogeography10
Unraveling the drivers of plant taxonomic and phylogenetic β-diversity in a human-modified tropical dry forest10
The value of local community knowledge in species distribution modelling for a threatened Neotropical parrot10
The Biodiversity Promotion Areas: effectiveness of agricultural direct payments on plant diversity conservation in the semi-natural grasslands of the Southern Swiss Alps10
Biodiversity and conservation of Phoenix canariensis: a review10
Genomics confirms surprising ecological divergence and isolation in an endangered butterfly10
Diversity, regeneration, and anthropogenic disturbance in major Indian Central Himalayan forest types: implications for conservation10
Research Progress on endangered plants: a bibliometric analysis10
Pollinator enhancement in agriculture: comparing sown flower strips, hedges and sown hedge herb layers in apple orchards10
Mangrove fragments as key coastal reservoirs of taxonomic and functional biodiversity10
How future climate change and deforestation can drastically affect the species of monkeys endemic to the eastern Amazon, and priorities for conservation10
Modelling the amphibian chytrid fungus spread by connectivity analysis: towards a national monitoring network in Italy10
Wildfires, heatwaves and human disturbance threaten insular endemic bats10
Contrasting wolf responses to different paved roads and traffic volume levels9
Differentiating captive and wild African lion (Panthera leo) populations in South Africa, using stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis9
Contrasting patterns of native and non-native plants in a network of protected areas across spatial scales9
Using spatial characteristics of apex carnivore communication and reproductive behaviors to predict responses to future human development9
Using stacked SDMs with accuracy and rarity weighting to optimize surveys for rare plant species9
Ant-gardens: a specialized ant-epiphyte mutualism capable of facing the effects of climate change9
Geospatial analysis to assess distribution patterns and predictive models for endangered plant species to support management decisions: a case study in the Balearic Islands9
Implementing Brazil’s Forest Code: a vital contribution to securing forests and conserving biodiversity9
Rewilding the world’s large carnivores without neglecting the human dimension9
Relict populations of Araucaria angustifolia will be isolated, poorly protected, and unconnected under climate and land-use change in Brazil9
A review of management actions on insect pollinators on public lands in the United States9
Using genetics to inform restoration and predict resilience in declining populations of a keystone marine sponge9
A global summary of local residents’ perceptions of benefits and problems of protected areas9
Central Asian wild tulip conservation requires a regional approach, especially in the face of climate change9
Towards the conservation of Borneo’s freshwater mussels: rediscovery of the endemic Ctenodesma borneensis and first record of the non-native Sinanodonta lauta9
Conservation status of threatened land plants in China and priority sites for better conservation targets: distribution patterns and conservation gap analysis9
Just beautiful?! What determines butterfly species for nature conservation9
An approach for using multiple indices for monitoring long-term trends of mesopredators at broad spatial scales9
Priorities for cave fauna conservation in the Iuiú karst landscape, northeastern Brazil: a threatened spot of troglobitic species diversity9
“Pink round stones”—rhodolith beds: an overlooked habitat in Madeira Archipelago9
Complementarity of grasslands and cereal fields ensures carabid regional diversity in French farmlands9
Cryptic extinction risk in a western Pacific lizard radiation8
Diatom Red Lists: important tools to assess and preserve biodiversity and habitats in the face of direct impacts and environmental change8
Biodiversity conservation in climate change driven transient communities8
Long-term ecology and conservation of the Kungur forest-steppe (pre-Urals, Russia): case study Spasskaya Gora8
Local and landscape responses of biodiversity in calcareous grasslands8
Enhancing seed conservation in rural communities of Guatemala by implementing the dry chain concept8
Ecological inheritance for a post COVID-19 world8
Reservoir of the European chestnut diversity in Switzerland8
Dynamics in plant diversity and composition on Australian alpine summits over time8
Sparing or expanding? The effects of agricultural yields on farm expansion and deforestation in the tropics8
South Africa’s private wildlife ranches protect globally significant populations of wild ungulates8
Gap analysis of the Ramsar site network at 50: over 150 important Mediterranean sites for wintering waterbirds omitted8
Abandoned fields and high plant diversity support high spider diversity within an agricultural mosaic in a biodiversity hotspot8
Niche overlap between two sympatric frugivorous Neotropical primates: improving ecological niche models using closely-related taxa8
Density trends of wild felids in northern Laos8
From global to local scale: where is the best for conservation purpose?8
Subterranean “oasis” in the Brazilian semiarid region: neglected sources of biodiversity8
Genomic data inform conservation of rare tree species: clonality, diversity and hybridity in Eucalyptus series in a global biodiversity hotspot8
2020 Pantanal’s widespread fire: short- and long-term implications for biodiversity and conservation8
Human activities associated with reduced Komodo dragon habitat use and range loss on Flores8
Community completeness as a measure of restoration success: multiple-study comparisons across ecosystems and ecological groups8
The importance of livestock grazing at woodland-grassland interface in the conservation of rich oakwood plant communities in temperate Europe8
Landscape features associated to wind farms increase mammalian predator abundance and ground-nest predation8
The no-take zone network of the Mexican Caribbean: assessing design and management for the protection of coral reef fish communities7
Genetic evidence for sex-biased dispersal and cryptic diversity in the greater horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum7
The interaction of clonality, breeding system and genomics for a highly threatened plant species and the management implications7
Threats to Australia’s rock-wallabies (Petrogale spp.) with key directions for effective monitoring7
Exploring cultural differences in wildlife value orientations using student samples in seven nations7
Species–genetic diversity correlation in phyllostomid bats of the Bodoquena plateau, Brazil7
Landscape characterization of floral resources for pollinators in the Prairie Pothole Region of the United States7
Impact of weather conditions, seasonality and moonlight on the use of artificial canopy bridges by nocturnal arboreal mammals7
Long-term management is needed for conserving plant diversity in a Wadden Sea salt marsh7
GBIF information is not enough: national database improves the inventory completeness of Amazonian epiphytes7
Understanding potential conflicts between human and non-human-primates: a large-scale survey in Malaysia7
Human presence drives bobcat interactions among the U.S. carnivore guild7
The relevance of transition habitats for butterfly conservation7
Traditional forest-related knowledge and agrobiodiversity preservation: the case of the chagras in the Indigenous Reserve of Monochoa (Colombia)7
Urban remnant size alters fungal functional groups dispersed by a digging mammal7
Effect of non-native species on taxonomic and functional diversity of fish communities in different river types7
Overexploitation and anthropogenic disturbances threaten the genetic diversity of an economically important neotropical palm7
Conserving the Chinese caterpillar fungus under climate change7
Ponds support higher bird diversity than rice paddies in a hilly agricultural area in Japan7
Amphibian communities in two contrasting ecosystems: functional diversity and environmental filters7
Extreme climate refugia: a case study of wild relatives of cacao (Theobroma cacao) in Colombia7
Termite mounds create heterogeneity in invertebrate communities across a savanna rainfall gradient7
Conserving Galapagos landbirds in agricultural landscapes: forest patches of native trees needed to increase landbird diversity and abundance7
Range restriction leads to narrower ecological niches and greater extinction risk in Australian freshwater fish7
Modelling potential Pleistocene habitat corridors between Afromontane forest regions7
Species at risk habitat conservation on private land: the perspective of cattle ranchers7
The first botanical explorations of bryophyte diversity in the Brazilian Amazon mountains: high species diversity, low endemism, and low similarity7
Application of protein nutrition in natural ecosystem management for European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) conservation7
Exploring the bushmeat market in Brussels, Belgium: a clandestine luxury business7
A highly diverse living benthic foraminiferal assemblage in the oxygen deficient zone of the southeastern Arabian Sea7
Deep learning improves acoustic biodiversity monitoring and new candidate forest frog species identification (genus Platymantis) in the Philippines7
Diversity and distribution of Genus Primula in Kashmir region: an indicator genus of the western Himalayan mountain wetlands and glacial forelands7
An index of ecological value for European arable plant communities7
Scat DNA provides important data for effective monitoring of mammal and bird biodiversity7
Species distribution models for conservation planning in fire‐prone landscapes7
Predicting fish community responses to environmental policy targets6
Identifying typical and early warning species by the combination of functional-based diagnostic species and dark diversity6
Understanding the sustainability of Chinese caterpillar fungus harvesting: the need for better data6
The Eurasian beaver range expansion reveals uneven future trends and possible conservation issues: an European assessment6
Simplicity or complexity? Important aspects of high nature value grassland management in nature conservation6
Can indicator species guide conservation investments to restore connectivity in Great Lakes tributaries?6
Defining critical habitat for plant species with poor occurrence knowledge and identification of critical habitat networks6
Globally rare oceanic-montane liverworts with disjunct distributions: evidence for long-distance dispersal6
Natural forests of Pinus pinea in western Turkey: a priority for conservation6
Detecting spider monkeys from the sky using a high-definition RGB camera: a rapid-assessment survey method?6
Overcoming biases and identifying opportunities for citizen science to contribute more to global macroinvertebrate conservation6
Plant diversity conservation in an agricultural frontier in the Brazilian Cerrado6
Impacts of the removal of invasive Carpobrotus on spider assemblage dynamics6
Agricultural expansion in African savannas: effects on diversity and composition of trees and mammals6
Rodents of the Afar Triangle (Ethiopia): geographical isolation causes high level of endemism6
No statistical support for wolf control and maternal penning as conservation measures for endangered mountain caribou6
Stoneflies in the genus Lednia (Plecoptera: Nemouridae): sentinels of climate change impacts on mountain stream biodiversity6
Running to the mountains: mammal species will find potentially suitable areas on the Andes6
Short term, but high risk of predation for endangered mountain caribou during seasonal migration6
What’s in a name? A content analysis of environmental NGOs’ use of “iconic species” in press releases6
Factors influencing persistence of a threatened amphibian in restored wetlands despite severe population decline during climate change driven weather extremes6
The long history of rich fens supports persistence of plant and snail habitat specialists6
High evolutionary and functional distinctiveness of endemic monocots in world islands6
The Calluna life cycle concept revisited: implications for heathland management6
Assessing woodpeckers as indicators of bird diversity and habitat structure in managed forests6
A safeguard measure of endemic and endangered plant species: cryostorage of Dianthus taxa6
What is the role of topographic heterogeneity and climate on the distribution and conservation of vascular epiphytes in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest?6
Conserving populations at the edge of their geographic range: the endangered Caspian red deer (Cervus elaphus maral) across protected areas of Iran6
A comprehensive review on biodiversity information portals6