Biodiversity and Conservation

(The TQCC of Biodiversity and Conservation is 7. 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 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Biodiversity loss, emerging pathogens and human health risks109
Challenges and opportunities of area-based conservation in reaching biodiversity and sustainability goals52
Remote sensing of biodiversity: what to measure and monitor from space to species?35
Climate warming in the Himalayas threatens biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services in the 21st century: is there a better solution?35
Effects of anthropogenic disturbances on biodiversity and biomass stock of Cerrado, the Brazilian savanna34
High-resolution topographic variables accurately predict the distribution of rare plant species for conservation area selection in a narrow-endemism hotspot in New Caledonia33
The role of environmental filtering, geographic distance and dispersal barriers in shaping the turnover of plant and animal species in Amazonia33
Regional Comparison of Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) Diet using DNA Metabarcoding30
The importance of traditional agricultural landscapes for preventing species extinctions30
Indigenous knowledge and rangelands’ biodiversity conservation in Tanzania: success and failure28
Remote sensing enabled essential biodiversity variables for biodiversity assessment and monitoring: technological advancement and potentials28
The Ancient Tree Inventory: a summary of the results of a 15 year citizen science project recording ancient, veteran and notable trees across the UK27
Biobanking of vegetable genetic resources by in vitro conservation and cryopreservation26
Local ecological knowledge to assist conservation status assessments in data poor contexts: a case study with the threatened sharks of the Brazilian Northeast25
The impacts of biofuel crops on local biodiversity: a global synthesis24
Southern Canada’s crisis ecoregions: identifying the most significant and threatened places for biodiversity conservation24
Macrofauna communities across a seascape of seagrass meadows: environmental drivers, biodiversity patterns and conservation implications23
eDNA metabarcoding illuminates species diversity and composition of three phyla (chordata, mollusca and echinodermata) across Indonesian coral reefs23
Marine macroalgal biodiversity of northern Madagascar: morpho-genetic systematics and implications of anthropic impacts for conservation22
Vanishing permanent glaciers: climate change is threatening a European Union habitat (Code 8340) and its poorly known biodiversity22
How farmers think about insects: perceptions of biodiversity, biodiversity loss and attitudes towards insect-friendly farming practices21
Seed production areas are crucial to conservation outcomes: benefits and risks of an emerging restoration tool21
Conservation of Brazilian freshwater biodiversity: Thinking about the next 10 years and beyond21
Botanical gardens as key resources and hazards for biosecurity21
Beaver creates early successional hotspots for water beetles21
Predicting biodiversity richness in rapidly changing landscapes: climate, low human pressure or protection as salvation?20
The relationship between green roofs and urban biodiversity: a systematic review20
The Natura 2000 network and the ranges of threatened species in Greece20
Prolonged blooming season of flower plantings increases wild bee abundance and richness in agricultural landscapes20
Fragmented dry grasslands preserve unique components of plant species and phylogenetic diversity in agricultural landscapes19
Using occupancy models to assess the direct and indirect impacts of agricultural expansion on species’ populations19
A century of pollen foraging by the endangered rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis): inferences from molecular sequencing of museum specimens19
Monoculture and mixture-planting of non-native Douglas fir alters species composition, but promotes the diversity of ground beetles in a temperate forest system19
The ‘Goldilocks Zone’ of predation: the level of fox control needed to select predator resistance in a reintroduced mammal in Australia19
Resolving the trade-off between production and biodiversity conservation in integrated forest management: comparing tree selection practices of foresters and conservationists19
Sacred natural sites and biodiversity conservation: a systematic review19
Climate change-related changes in cephalopod biodiversity on the North East Atlantic Shelf19
Biodiversity in agricultural landscapes: different non-crop habitats increase diversity of ground-dwelling beetles (Coleoptera) but support different communities19
Value of artificial ponds for aquatic insects in drought-prone southern Africa: a review19
Hunting pressure modulates the composition and size structure of terrestrial and arboreal vertebrates in Amazonian forests18
Biological invasions in World Heritage Sites: current status and a proposed monitoring and reporting framework18
Foraging grounds of adult loggerhead sea turtles across the Mediterranean Sea: key sites and hotspots of risk18
Habitat selection of cave-restricted fauna in a new hotspot of subterranean biodiversity in Neotropics18
Do beds of subtidal estuarine seagrass constitute a refuge for macrobenthic biodiversity threatened intertidally?17
A global analysis of habitat fragmentation research in reptiles and amphibians: what have we done so far?17
Prediction of the minimum effective size of a population viable in the long term17
Between a rock and a hard place: rugged terrain features and human disturbance affect behaviour and habitat use of Sumatran elephants in Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia17
Patterns and drivers of understory macroalgal assemblage structure within subtidal kelp forests17
How to build a biodiverse city: environmental determinants of bird diversity within and among 1581 cities17
Diversity of Insects in Nature protected Areas (DINA): an interdisciplinary German research project16
A case study of a conservation flagship species: the monarch butterfly16
Counting cats for conservation: seasonal estimates of leopard density and drivers of distribution in the Serengeti16
Do not blame bats and pangolins! Global consequences for wildlife conservation after the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic16
Landscape structure shapes activity levels and composition of aerial insectivorous bats at different spatial scales16
The Zygoptera/Anisoptera ratio as a tool to assess anthropogenic changes in Atlantic Forest streams16
Biodiversity and conservation of Phoenix canariensis: a review15
Assessing the storage potential of Australian rainforest seeds: a decision-making key to aid rapid conservation15
Reframing urban “wildlife” to promote inclusive conservation science and practice15
A species-specific qPCR assay provides novel insight into range expansion of the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) by means of eDNA analysis15
Pollinator enhancement in agriculture: comparing sown flower strips, hedges and sown hedge herb layers in apple orchards15
Contrasting wolf responses to different paved roads and traffic volume levels15
Patterns of distribution, abundance and composition of forest terrestrial orchids15
Rewilding the world’s large carnivores without neglecting the human dimension15
Contrasting responses of large carnivores to land use management across an Asian montane landscape in Iran15
Identifying high priority conservation areas for Patagonian wetlands biodiversity15
Addressing the implementation challenge of the global biodiversity framework15
How future climate change and deforestation can drastically affect the species of monkeys endemic to the eastern Amazon, and priorities for conservation15
Low diversity or poorly explored? Mesophotic molluscs highlight undersampling in the Eastern Mediterranean15
Landrace added value and accessibility in Europe: what a collection of case studies tells us14
Many cameras make light work: opportunistic photographs of rare species in iNaturalist complement structured surveys of reef fish to better understand species richness14
Drying microclimates threaten persistence of natural and translocated populations of threatened frogs14
Fine-scale roadkill risk models: understanding the intersection of wildlife and roads14
The intrinsic value of Amazon biodiversity14
A herpetofauna with dramatic endemism signals an overlooked biodiversity hotspot14
Conservation of Mojave Desert springs and associated biota: status, threats, and policy opportunities14
Assessing awareness on biodiversity conservation among Nigerians: the Aichi Biodiversity Target 114
Intensive monitoring, the key to identifying cat predation as a major threat to native carnivore (Dasyurus geoffroii) reintroduction14
Biodiversity and conservation of terricolous lichens and bryophytes in continental lowlands of northern Italy: the role of different dry habitat types14
Agricultural heritage systems and agrobiodiversity14
Review of the biology, uses and conservation of the critically endangered endemic Himalayan species Nardostachys jatamansi (Caprifoliaceae)14
Assessing evolutionary processes over time in a conservation breeding program: a combined approach using molecular data, simulations and pedigree analysis14
Turtle biodiversity losses suggest coming sixth mass extinction13
Bumble bee species distributions and habitat associations in the Midwestern USA, a region of declining diversity13
Wildfires, heatwaves and human disturbance threaten insular endemic bats13
Multi-taxa spatial conservation planning reveals similar priorities between taxa and improved protected area representation with climate change13
Temporal and spatial patterns of orchid species distribution in Greece: implications for conservation13
Recurring fires in Mediterranean habitats and their impact on bats13
Modelling the amphibian chytrid fungus spread by connectivity analysis: towards a national monitoring network in Italy13
How estimated ant diversity is biased by the sampling method? A case study of Crete: a Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot13
Applying genomic data to seagrass conservation13
Biodiversity associated with restored small-scale mussel habitats has restoration decision implications13
Relict populations of Araucaria angustifolia will be isolated, poorly protected, and unconnected under climate and land-use change in Brazil13
Using stacked SDMs with accuracy and rarity weighting to optimize surveys for rare plant species13
The relevance of cloud forest fragments and their transition zones for butterfly conservation in Taita Hills, Kenya13
An approach for using multiple indices for monitoring long-term trends of mesopredators at broad spatial scales12
Conservation values of understory vascular plants in even- and uneven-aged Nothofagus antarctica forests12
Restoring diversity of thermophilous oak forests: connectivity and proximity to existing habitats matter12
Climate data source matters in species distribution modelling: the case of the Iberian Peninsula12
Prevalence affects the evaluation of discrimination capacity in presence-absence species distribution models12
Political making of more-than-fishers through their involvement in ecological monitoring of protected areas12
Effect of forest fragmentation and disturbance on diversity and structure of woody species in dry Afromontane forests of northern Ethiopia12
Implementing Brazil’s Forest Code: a vital contribution to securing forests and conserving biodiversity12
Large fire initially reduces bird diversity in Poland’s largest wetland biodiversity hotspot12
Research Progress on endangered plants: a bibliometric analysis12
Mangrove fragments as key coastal reservoirs of taxonomic and functional biodiversity12
Endangered monoxenous trypanosomatid parasites: a lesson from island biogeography12
Conservation planning of the genus Rhododendron in Northeast China based on current and future suitable habitat distributions12
“Pink round stones”—rhodolith beds: an overlooked habitat in Madeira Archipelago11
Subterranean “oasis” in the Brazilian semiarid region: neglected sources of biodiversity11
Geospatial analysis to assess distribution patterns and predictive models for endangered plant species to support management decisions: a case study in the Balearic Islands11
Factors influencing persistence of a threatened amphibian in restored wetlands despite severe population decline during climate change driven weather extremes11
The Calluna life cycle concept revisited: implications for heathland management11
The value of local community knowledge in species distribution modelling for a threatened Neotropical parrot11
South Africa’s private wildlife ranches protect globally significant populations of wild ungulates11
The persistent multi-dimensional biases of biodiversity digital accessible knowledge of birds in China11
Contrasting multi-taxa functional diversity patterns along vegetation structure gradients of woody pastures11
A global summary of local residents’ perceptions of benefits and problems of protected areas11
Unraveling the drivers of plant taxonomic and phylogenetic β-diversity in a human-modified tropical dry forest11
Effect of non-native species on taxonomic and functional diversity of fish communities in different river types11
The Biodiversity Promotion Areas: effectiveness of agricultural direct payments on plant diversity conservation in the semi-natural grasslands of the Southern Swiss Alps11
Landscape characterization of floral resources for pollinators in the Prairie Pothole Region of the United States11
Contribution of social media to cetacean research in Southeast Asia: illuminating populations vulnerable to litter11
Overcoming biases and identifying opportunities for citizen science to contribute more to global macroinvertebrate conservation11
Diversity, regeneration, and anthropogenic disturbance in major Indian Central Himalayan forest types: implications for conservation11
Application of protein nutrition in natural ecosystem management for European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) conservation11
Conservation status of threatened land plants in China and priority sites for better conservation targets: distribution patterns and conservation gap analysis10
Priorities for cave fauna conservation in the Iuiú karst landscape, northeastern Brazil: a threatened spot of troglobitic species diversity10
Local and landscape responses of biodiversity in calcareous grasslands10
Central Asian wild tulip conservation requires a regional approach, especially in the face of climate change10
Community completeness as a measure of restoration success: multiple-study comparisons across ecosystems and ecological groups10
Just beautiful?! What determines butterfly species for nature conservation10
Exploring interaction effects from mechanisms between climate and land-use changes and the projected consequences on biodiversity10
GBIF information is not enough: national database improves the inventory completeness of Amazonian epiphytes10
Conservation of Asian horseshoe crabs on spotlight10
A highly diverse living benthic foraminiferal assemblage in the oxygen deficient zone of the southeastern Arabian Sea10
The importance of livestock grazing at woodland-grassland interface in the conservation of rich oakwood plant communities in temperate Europe10
How complete are insect inventories? An assessment of the british butterfly database highlighting the influence of dynamic distribution shifts on sampling completeness10
Long-term ecology and conservation of the Kungur forest-steppe (pre-Urals, Russia): case study Spasskaya Gora10
Overexploitation and anthropogenic disturbances threaten the genetic diversity of an economically important neotropical palm9
Gap analysis of the Ramsar site network at 50: over 150 important Mediterranean sites for wintering waterbirds omitted9
Dynamics in plant diversity and composition on Australian alpine summits over time9
Butterfly population trends track vegetation encroachment but not climate warming in a Mediterranean mountain9
High abundance of a single taxon (amphipods) predicts aquatic macrophyte biodiversity in prairie wetlands9
Abandoned fields and high plant diversity support high spider diversity within an agricultural mosaic in a biodiversity hotspot9
A review of management actions on insect pollinators on public lands in the United States9
Agricultural expansion in African savannas: effects on diversity and composition of trees and mammals9
Genomic data inform conservation of rare tree species: clonality, diversity and hybridity in Eucalyptus series in a global biodiversity hotspot9
Exploring cultural differences in wildlife value orientations using student samples in seven nations9
Ant-gardens: a specialized ant-epiphyte mutualism capable of facing the effects of climate change9
Cryptic extinction risk in a western Pacific lizard radiation9
2020 Pantanal’s widespread fire: short- and long-term implications for biodiversity and conservation9
Species distribution models for conservation planning in fire‐prone landscapes9
Impacts of the removal of invasive Carpobrotus on spider assemblage dynamics9
Landscape features associated to wind farms increase mammalian predator abundance and ground-nest predation9
Ecological inheritance for a post COVID-19 world9
Diversity and distribution of Genus Primula in Kashmir region: an indicator genus of the western Himalayan mountain wetlands and glacial forelands9
Gap analyses of priority wild relatives of food crop in current ex situ and in situ conservation in Indonesia9
Garry oak ecosystem stand history in Southwest British Columbia, Canada: implications of environmental change and indigenous land use for ecological restoration and population recovery9
Scat DNA provides important data for effective monitoring of mammal and bird biodiversity9
Conserving Galapagos landbirds in agricultural landscapes: forest patches of native trees needed to increase landbird diversity and abundance9
Forest cover loss in the Nevado de Toluca volcano protected area (Mexico) after the change to a less restrictive category in 20139
In vitro conservation and genetic diversity of threatened species of Melocactus (Cactaceae)8
Sparing or expanding? The effects of agricultural yields on farm expansion and deforestation in the tropics8
Modelling potential Pleistocene habitat corridors between Afromontane forest regions8
Ecological and acoustic responses of bush crickets to anthropogenic and natural ecotones8
Range restriction leads to narrower ecological niches and greater extinction risk in Australian freshwater fish8
Human activities associated with reduced Komodo dragon habitat use and range loss on Flores8
Density trends of wild felids in northern Laos8
Diversity and composition of plants species along elevational gradient: research trends8
Deep learning improves acoustic biodiversity monitoring and new candidate forest frog species identification (genus Platymantis) in the Philippines8
No statistical support for wolf control and maternal penning as conservation measures for endangered mountain caribou8
Natural forests of Pinus pinea in western Turkey: a priority for conservation8
The relevance of transition habitats for butterfly conservation8
Exploring the bushmeat market in Brussels, Belgium: a clandestine luxury business8
Identifying typical and early warning species by the combination of functional-based diagnostic species and dark diversity8
Enhancing seed conservation in rural communities of Guatemala by implementing the dry chain concept8
Spatially heterogeneous habitat use across distinct biogeographic regions in a wide-ranging predator, the Persian leopard8
From global to local scale: where is the best for conservation purpose?8
Niche shift in invasive species: is it a case of “home away from home” or finding a “new home”?8
Extreme climate refugia: a case study of wild relatives of cacao (Theobroma cacao) in Colombia8
Efficacy of species distribution models (SDMs) for ecological realms to ascertain biological conservation and practices8
The hotspots and conservation gaps of the mega genus Astragalus (Fabaceae) in the Old-World8
Genetic evidence for sex-biased dispersal and cryptic diversity in the greater horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum8
Biodiversity conservation in climate change driven transient communities8
Traditional forest-related knowledge and agrobiodiversity preservation: the case of the chagras in the Indigenous Reserve of Monochoa (Colombia)8
Conserving the Chinese caterpillar fungus under climate change8
Diatom Red Lists: important tools to assess and preserve biodiversity and habitats in the face of direct impacts and environmental change8
Non-invasive genetic sampling is one of our most powerful and ethical tools for threatened species population monitoring: a reply to Lavery et al.7
Short term, but high risk of predation for endangered mountain caribou during seasonal migration7
Distribution and phenology of monarch butterfly larvae and their milkweed hosts in the South Central US7
Human presence drives bobcat interactions among the U.S. carnivore guild7
The interaction of clonality, breeding system and genomics for a highly threatened plant species and the management implications7
Species at risk habitat conservation on private land: the perspective of cattle ranchers7
High evolutionary and functional distinctiveness of endemic monocots in world islands7
Urban remnant size alters fungal functional groups dispersed by a digging mammal7
Effectiveness of using nest boxes as a form of bird protection after building modernization7
Ponds support higher bird diversity than rice paddies in a hilly agricultural area in Japan7
An index of ecological value for European arable plant communities7
Rodents of the Afar Triangle (Ethiopia): geographical isolation causes high level of endemism7
Novel insights into coastal site affinity and habitat connectivity of a benthic stingray with implications for management7
Agrobiodiversity and gender: the role of women in farm diversification among smallholder farmers in Sinana district, Southeastern Ethiopia7
Predicting fish community responses to environmental policy targets7
Temporal shifts as elusive responses to anthropogenic stressors in a mammal community7
Analysing the distribution of strictly protected areas toward the EU2030 target7
Understanding the sustainability of Chinese caterpillar fungus harvesting: the need for better data7
Threats to Australia’s rock-wallabies (Petrogale spp.) with key directions for effective monitoring7
Molecular evidence of species- and subspecies-level distinctions in the rare Orchis patens s.l. and implications for conservation7
Impact of weather conditions, seasonality and moonlight on the use of artificial canopy bridges by nocturnal arboreal mammals7
Simplicity or complexity? Important aspects of high nature value grassland management in nature conservation7
Current wildlife crime (Indian scenario): major challenges and prevention approaches7
Mainstreaming Barahnaja cultivation for food and nutritional security in the Himalayan region7
Understanding potential conflicts between human and non-human-primates: a large-scale survey in Malaysia7
Land and deep-sea mining: the challenges of comparing biodiversity impacts7
Lessons from the reintroduction of listed plant species in California7
Variable effects of forest diversity on invasions by non-native insects and pathogens7
Diversity, diversification and distribution of Iranian vertebrates: the legacy of mountains uplifting, past climatic oscillations, sea level fluctuations and geographical barriers7
The Eurasian beaver range expansion reveals uneven future trends and possible conservation issues: an European assessment7
Species–genetic diversity correlation in phyllostomid bats of the Bodoquena plateau, Brazil7
Tropical land use drives endemic versus exotic ant communities in a global biodiversity hotspot7
Connectivity of Natura 2000 potential natural riparian habitats under climate change in the Northwest Iberian Peninsula: implications for their conservation7
Atlantic Forest: centres of diversity and endemism for ferns and lycophytes and conservation status7