Global Ecology and Conservation

(The TQCC of Global Ecology 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.)
Cropping systems in agriculture and their impact on soil health-A review121
New Silk Road infrastructure opportunities in developing tourism environment for residents better quality of life116
The threat of invasive species to IUCN-listed critically endangered species: A systematic review99
Ecological security pattern: A new idea for balancing regional development and ecological protection. A case study of the Jiaodong Peninsula, China96
Scientists’ warning – The outstanding biodiversity of islands is in peril84
Mobile GIS applications for environmental field surveys: A state of the art54
Linking land-use change, landscape patterns, and ecosystem services in a coastal watershed of southeastern China47
Factors affecting success of conservation translocations of terrestrial vertebrates: A global systematic review44
Progress of paludiculture projects in supporting peatland ecosystem restoration in Indonesia44
Isolation and identification of potassium-solubilizing bacteria from Mikania micrantha rhizospheric soil and their effect on M. micrantha plants43
Quantifying landscape pattern and ecosystem service value changes: A case study at the county level in the Chinese Loess Plateau43
Anthropogenic drivers of soil microbial communities and impacts on soil biological functions in agroecosystems40
Soil Health Gap: A concept to establish a benchmark for soil health management39
Expanding niche and degrading forests: Key to the successful global invasion of Lantana camara (sensu lato)38
Mapping human‒wildlife conflict hotspots in a transboundary landscape, Eastern Himalaya37
Linking landscape pattern, ecosystem service value, and human well-being in Xishuangbanna, southwest China: Insights from a coupling coordination model37
Terrain gradient variations in the ecosystem services value of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China37
NDVI-based vegetation dynamics and its resistance and resilience to different intensities of climatic events33
Users of a citizen science platform for bird data collection differ from other birdwatchers in knowledge and degree of specialization32
CITES and beyond: Illuminating 20 years of global, legal wildlife trade32
Deforestation on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and the loss of primate habitat31
Ultrasonic acoustic deterrents significantly reduce bat fatalities at wind turbines30
Urbanization driving changes in plant species and communities – A global view30
Species diversity of woody vegetation along altitudinal gradient of the Western Himalayas30
Vegetation responses to climate change in the Qilian Mountain Nature Reserve, Northwest China29
Public policies for sustainability and water security: The case of Almeria (Spain)29
A conservation genomics workflow to guide practical management actions29
Soil conservation service underpins sustainable development goals29
Assessing the economic impact of COVID-19 on the private wildlife industry of South Africa28
Caught on camera: The impacts of urban domestic cats on wild prey in an African city and neighbouring protected areas28
Study on Taiwania cryptomerioides under climate change: MaxEnt modeling for predicting the potential geographical distribution28
Hunters as citizen scientists: Contributions to biodiversity monitoring in Europe28
Understanding global spatio-temporal trends and the relationship between vegetation greenness and climate factors by land cover during 1982–201427
Thermal infrared imaging from drones can detect individuals and nocturnal behavior of the world’s rarest primate27
Effects of the interaction between biochar and nutrients on soil organic carbon sequestration in soda saline-alkali grassland: A review27
Trade-offs and synergies in ecosystem service values of inland lake wetlands in Central Asia under land use/cover change: A case study on Ebinur Lake, China26
Marine artificial reefs, a meta-analysis of their design, objectives and effectiveness26
Climate models predict a divergent future for the medicinal tree Boswellia serrata Roxb. in India26
Labile organic carbon fractions drive soil microbial communities after long-term fertilization26
Connection to nature is predicted by family values, social norms and personal experiences of nature25
A human ecological analysis of water conflict in rural areas: Evidence from Iran25
An expert-based assessment of global threats and conservation measures for spiders25
Global trade in parrots – Influential factors of trade and implications for conservation24
Contributions of climate change and human activities to vegetation dynamics in Qilian Mountain National Park, northwest China24
Determination of heavy metal tolerance threshold in a bamboo species (Arundinaria pygmaea) as treated with silicon dioxide nanoparticles24
Population of Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) in Europe24
Effects of legalization and wildlife farming on conservation24
Synergistic benefits of conserving land-sea ecosystems23
Precipitation dominants synergies and trade-offs among ecosystem services across the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau23
How does grazing exclusion influence plant productivity and community structure in alpine grasslands of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau?23
Changes in the understory diversity of secondary Pinus tabulaeformis forests are the result of stand density and soil properties22
Soil and climate effects on leaf nitrogen and phosphorus stoichiometry along elevational gradients22
Women in wildlife trafficking in Africa: A synthesis of literature22
Identification and prevention of agricultural non-point source pollution risk based on the minimum cumulative resistance model22
Cost-benefit analysis of ecological restoration based on land use scenario simulation and ecosystem service on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau22
Analysis of genetic diversity and population structure in endangered Populus wulianensis based on 18 newly developed EST-SSR markers22
A general formula for calculating surface area of the similarly shaped leaves: Evidence from six Magnoliaceae species22
An analysis of communities’ attitudes towards wetlands and implications for sustainability21
Changes of leaf functional traits in karst rocky desertification ecological environment and the driving factors21
Potential role of common mycorrhizal networks in improving plant growth and soil physicochemical properties under varying nitrogen levels in a grassland ecosystem21
The relationship between elevation and seed-plant species richness in the Mt. Namjagbarwa region (Eastern Himalayas) and its underlying determinants21
Long-term grazing removal increased invasion and reduced native plant abundance and diversity in a sagebrush grassland21
The extent and effectiveness of protected areas in the UK21
The fate of biological soil crusts after fire: A meta-analysis21
Multi-temporal characterization of land surface temperature and its relationships with normalized difference vegetation index and soil moisture content in the Yellow River Delta, China21
Getting the ‘most out of the hotspot’ for practical conservation of groundwater biodiversity21
Designing a path for the sustainable development of key ecological function zones: A case study of southwest China21
On-farm experiences shape farmer knowledge, perceptions of pollinators, and management practices20
Satellite derived coastal reclamation expansion in China since the 21st century20
Nesting range expansion of loggerhead turtles in the Mediterranean: Phenology, spatial distribution, and conservation implications20
Factors influencing ranchers’ intentions to conserve rangelands through an extended theory of planned behavior20
Valuing ecosystem services of Sundarbans Mangrove forest: Approach of choice experiment20
Using geolocator tracking data and ringing archives to validate citizen-science based seasonal predictions of bird distribution in a data-poor region20
Are well-studied marine biodiversity hotspots still blackspots for animal barcoding?20
Fecal microbiota transplantation provides new insight into wildlife conservation20
Modeling environmentally responsible behaviors among rural women in the forested regions in Iran20
Predicting human-carnivore conflict at the urban-wildland interface20
Development and evaluation of the soil water balance model in an inland arid delta oasis: Implications for sustainable groundwater resource management20
Species richness patterns of vascular plants and their drivers along an elevational gradient in the central Himalayas19
Built-up areas within and around protected areas: Global patterns and 40-year trends19
Large carnivore response to human road use suggests a landscape of coexistence19
Net primary production increases in the Yangtze River Basin within the latest two decades19
Vegetation dynamics and their response to hydrothermal conditions in Inner Mongolia, China19
Island ecosystem evaluation and sustainable development strategies: A case study of the Zhoushan Archipelago19
Will climate change impact distribution of bats in Nepal Himalayas? A case study of five species19
The importance of genetic diversity for the translocation of eight threatened plant species into the wild19
The effects of degradation on alpine grassland resilience: A study based on meta-analysis data19
Distribution, use, trade and conservation of Paris polyphylla Sm. in Nepal19
Sustainability assessment of tourism in protected areas: A relational perspective19
Forest stand structure and coarse woody debris determine the biodiversity of beetle communities in Mediterranean mountain beech forests19
Patterns of soil microorganisms and enzymatic activities of various forest types in coastal sandy land18
The effects of afforestation tree species mixing on soil organic carbon stock, nutrients accumulation, and understory vegetation diversity on reclaimed coastal lands in Eastern China18
Leaf functional traits of dominant desert plants in the Hexi Corridor, Northwestern China: Trade-off relationships and adversity strategies18
The construction of green infrastructure network in the perspectives of ecosystem services and ecological sensitivity: The case of Harbin, China18
Identifying the spatial drivers of net primary productivity: A case study in the Bailong River Basin, China18
Predicting the future redistribution of Chinese white pine Pinus armandii Franch. Under climate change scenarios in China using species distribution models18
Estimating the spatial coverage of citizen science for monitoring threatened species18
Conservation of carnivorous plants in the age of extinction18
Effects of hydrological alteration on fish population structure and habitat in river system: A case study in the mid-downstream of the Hanjiang River in China17
Environmental filtration and dispersal limitation explain different aspects of beta diversity in desert plant communities17
Does water diversion project deteriorate the water quality of reservoir and downstream? A case-study in Danjiangkou reservoir17
Influence of climatic factors on the potential distribution of pest Heortia vitessoides Moore in China17
Genetic identification of African pangolins and their origin in illegal trade17
Seasonal dynamics of gut microbiota in a cohort of wild Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) in western China17
Relationship between extreme climate indices and spatiotemporal changes of vegetation on Yunnan Plateau from 1982 to 201917
Use of object detection in camera trap image identification: Assessing a method to rapidly and accurately classify human and animal detections for research and application in recreation ecology17
Composition, seasonal variation, and salinization characteristics of soil salinity in the Chenier Island of the Yellow River Delta17
-Impact of multiple environmental factors on species abundance in various forest layers using an integrative modeling approach17
Effects of a broadleaf-oriented transformation of coniferous plantations on the hydrological characteristics of litter layers in subtropical China17
Quantitative analysis of relative impacts of climate change and human activities on Xilingol grassland in recent 40 years17
Warning on nine pollutants and their effects on avian communities17
Effects of climate change and human activities on net primary production of wetlands on the Zoige Plateau from 1990 to 201517
Ex situ seed baiting to isolate germination-enhancing fungi for assisted colonization in Paphiopedilum spicerianum, a critically endangered orchid in China17
Leaf litter carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus stoichiometry of Chinese fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata) across China17
Response of bacterial communities to variation in water quality and physicochemical conditions in a river-reservoir system17
Increasing soil organic carbon and nitrogen stocks along with secondary forest succession in permafrost region of the Daxing’an mountains, northeast China17
International wildlife trade, avian influenza, organised crime and the effectiveness of CITES: The Chinese hwamei as a case study17
Geodiversity underpins biodiversity but the relations can be complex: Implications from two biodiversity proxies17
Men and wolves: Anthropogenic causes are an important driver of wolf mortality in human-dominated landscapes in Italy17
Dynamics of canopy development of Cunninghamia lanceolata mid-age plantation in relation to foliar nitrogen and soil quality influenced by stand density16
The relationships between photosynthesis and stomatal traits on the Loess Plateau16
A multi-scale Maxent approach to model habitat suitability for the giant pandas in the Qionglai mountain, China16
Large discrepancies of global greening: Indication of multi-source remote sensing data16
Grazing by over-abundant native herbivores jeopardizes conservation goals in semi-arid reserves16
A Scientist’s Warning to humanity on human population growth16
Cropping system optimization for drought prevention and disaster reduction with a risk assessment model in Sichuan Province16
Spatial distribution, source identification, and risk assessment of heavy metals in the cultivated soil of the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau region: Case study on Huzhu County16
Potential geographical distribution of the edangred plant Isoetes under human activities using MaxEnt and GARP16
Taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic beta diversity in the Inner Mongolia grassland15
River-groundwater interaction affected species composition and diversity perpendicular to a regulated river in an arid riparian zone15
Prediction of the potential distribution of the predatory mite Neoseiulus californicus McGregor in China using MaxEnt15
Decline in forest bird species and guilds due to land use change in the Western Himalaya15
Butterflies are weakly protected in a mega-populated country, Bangladesh15
Deforestation in forest-savannah transition zone of Ghana: Boabeng-Fiema monkey sanctuary15
Area-based conservation planning in Japan: The importance of OECMs in the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework15
Response of plant traits of Stipa breviflora to grazing intensity and fluctuation in annual precipitation in a desert steppe, northern China15
Genetic diversity and population structure of the endangered plant Salix taishanensis based on CDDP markers15
Habitat suitability models for the imperiled wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) raise concerns for the species’ persistence under future climate change15
Predation of loggerhead sea turtle eggs across Georgia’s barrier islands15
Climate change impact on medicinal plants in Indonesia15
Bat activity patterns relative to temporal and weather effects in a temperate coastal environment15
Multiple environmental factors and prey depletion determine declines in abundance and timing of departure in migratory shorebirds in the west coast of India15
Future of Asian horseshoe crab conservation under explicit baseline gaps: A global perspective15
Current extent, temporal trends, and rates of gully erosion in the Gumara watershed, Northwestern Ethiopia15
Effects of vegetation structure on avian biodiversity in a selectively logged hill dipterocarp forest15
Comparison of methods for estimating density and population trends for low-density Asian bears15
A global review on the role of small rodents and lagomorphs (clade Glires) in seed dispersal and plant establishment15
On the tiger trails: Leopard occupancy decline and leopard interaction with tigers in the forested habitat across the Terai Arc Landscape of Nepal15
Effects of ecological restoration measures on vegetation and soil properties in semi-humid sandy land on the southeast Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China15
Predicting the potential distribution and habitat variables associated with pangolins in Nepal15
Modified hydrological regime from the Three Gorges Dam increases the risk of food shortages for wintering waterbirds in Poyang Lake15
Defining corridors for movement of multiple species in a forest-plantation landscape15
Will legal international rhino horn trade save wild rhino populations?15
Spatiotemporal differentiation and geographic detection mechanism of ecological security in Chongqing, China15
Assessment of the soil protection function of forest ecosystems using GIS-based Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: A case study in Adıyaman, Turkey15
Best practices for reporting individual identification using camera trap photographs15
Potential changes in the distributions of Near Eastern fire salamander (Salamandra infraimmaculata) in response to historical, recent and future climate change in the Near and Middle East: Implication15
Diversity, distribution and drivers of alien flora in the Indian Himalayan region15
Enhanced atmospheric nitrogen deposition triggered little change in soil microbial diversity and structure in a desert ecosystem15
Habitat availability disproportionally amplifies climate change risks for lowland compared to alpine species14
Evaluating the dynamics of grassland net primary productivity in response to climate change in China14
Gap analysis of Indonesian priority medicinal plant species as part of their conservation planning14
Climate change projections suggest severe decreases in the geographic ranges of bird species restricted to Mexican humid mountain forests14
Comparative study of desertification control policies and regulations in representative countries of the Belt and Road Initiative14
Different response of alpine meadow and alpine steppe to climatic and anthropogenic disturbance on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau14
Response of soil extracellular enzyme activity to experimental precipitation in a shrub-encroached grassland in Inner Mongolia14
Tropical forest fragmentation and isolation: Is community decay a random process?14
Conservation units and historical matrilineal structure in the tequila bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae)14
Unwanted residential wildlife: Evaluating social-ecological patterns for snake removals14
Mapping Asia Plants: Current status of floristic information for Central Asian flora14
Wolverines (Gulo gulo) in a changing landscape and warming climate: A decadal synthesis of global conservation ecology research14
Biotic interactions govern the distribution of coexisting ungulates in the Arctic Archipelago – A case for conservation planning14
Abundance of jaguars and occupancy of medium- and large-sized vertebrates in a transboundary conservation landscape in the northwestern Amazon14
Multi-decadal land cover change analysis over Sundarbans Mangrove Forest of Bangladesh: A GIS and remote sensing based approach14
Degree of desertification based on normalized landscape index of sandy lands in inner Mongolia, China14
Effect of stand density, canopy leaf area index and growth variables on Dendrocalamus brandisii (Munro) Kurz litter production at Simao District of Yunnan Province, southwestern China14
Analysis of the time-lag effects of climate factors on grassland productivity in Inner Mongolia14
Herders' aversion to wildlife population increases in grassland ecosystem conservation: Evidence from a choice experiment study14
Using UAVs to assess the relationship between alpine meadow bare patches and disturbance by pikas in the source region of Yellow River on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau14
An eDNA diagnostic test to detect a rare, secretive marsh bird14
Pattern and distribution of human-elephant conflicts in three conflict-prone landscapes in Myanmar14
Habitat connectivity for endangered Indochinese tigers in Thailand13
Carbon sequestration of sand-fixing plantation of Haloxylon ammodendron in Shiyang River Basin: Storage, rate and potential13
Insights into the composition of gut microbiota in response to environmental temperature: The case of the Mongolia racerunner (Eremias argus)13
Africa’s drylands in a changing world: Challenges for wildlife conservation under climate and land-use changes in the Greater Etosha Landscape13
Aboveground tree carbon stocks in West African semi-arid ecosystems: Dominance patterns, size class allocation and structural drivers13
The use of drone-based aerial photogrammetry in population monitoring of Southern Giant Petrels in ASMA 1, King George Island, maritime Antarctica13
Precipitation drives the floristic composition and diversity of temperate grasslands in China13
Responses of palatable plants to climate and grazing in semi-arid grasslands of Mongolia13
Effect of the competition mechanism of between co-dominant species on the ecological characteristics of Populus euphratica under a water gradient in a desert oasis13
Natural habitat partially mitigates negative pesticide effects on tropical pollinator communities13
Pre-release training, predator interactions and evidence for persistence of anti-predator behavior in reintroduced `alalā, Hawaiian crow13
Habitat estimates reveal that there are fewer than 400 Guizhou snub-nosed monkeys, Rhinopithecus brelichi, remaining in the wild13
Wolves without borders: Transboundary survival of wolves in Banff National Park over three decades13
The road less traveled: Addressing reproducibility and conservation priorities of wildlife-vehicle collision studies in tropical and subtropical regions13
Ecological correlates of large carnivore depredation on sheep in Europe13
A recent review of fire behavior and fire effects on native vegetation in Central Chile13
Promotion of adopting preventive behavioral intention toward biodiversity degradation among Iranian farmers13
Extent change of protected mangrove forest and its relation to wave power exposure on Aldabra Atoll12
Effects of long-term climatic variability and harvest frequency on grassland productivity across five ecoregions12
Coupling responses of landscape pattern to human activity and their drivers in the hinterland of Three Gorges Reservoir Area12
Mixed nitrogen form addition facilitates the growth adaptation of legume plant to heavy metal contamination in degraded mining areas12
Human-caused mortality of large carnivores in Iran during 1980–202112
Bioaccumulation of the pesticide imidacloprid in stream organisms and sublethal effects on salamanders12
Status of deforestation of Madagascar12
Efficacy of different types of “bird flight diverter” in reducing bird mortality due to collision with transmission power lines12
Pan-India population genetics signifies the importance of habitat connectivity for wild Asian elephant conservation12
Understanding patterns of taxonomic diversity, functional diversity, and ecological drivers of fish fauna in the Mekong River12
Identifying threats from introduced and translocated non-native freshwater fishes in Croatia and Slovenia under current and future climatic conditions12
Multi-taxa environmental DNA inventories reveal distinct taxonomic and functional diversity in urban tropical forest fragments12
Compositional and structural changes in soil microbial communities in response to straw mulching and plant revegetation in an abandoned artificial pasture in Northeast China12
Species distribution models for conservation: Identifying translocation sites for eastern quolls under climate change12
Aboveground biomass in secondary montane forests in Peru: Slow carbon recovery in agroforestry legacies12
Going west: Range expansion for loggerhead sea turtles in the Mediterranean Sea under climate change12
Comparative impacts of grazing and mowing on the floristics of grasslands in the buffer zone of Polesie National Park, eastern Poland12
Where wildlife and traffic collide: Roadkill rates change through time in a wildlife-tourism hotspot12
Effects of urban agglomeration and expansion on landscape connectivity in the river valley region, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau12
Effects of climate change and anthropogenic activities on soil pH in grassland regions on the Tibetan Plateau12
Effects of climate and grazing on the soil organic carbon dynamics of the grasslands in Northern Xinjiang during the past twenty years12
Driving forces of agricultural expansion and land degradation indicated by Vegetation Continuous Fields (VCF) data in drylands from 2000 to 201512
Study on the change of negative air ion concentration and its influencing factors at different spatio-temporal scales12
Population density of sitatunga in riverine wetland habitats12
Observations on the non-native thousand cankers disease of walnut in Europe’s southernmost outbreak12
Niche differentiation is the underlying mechanism maintaining the relationship between community diversity and stability under grazing pressure12
A conservation criminology-based desk assessment of vulture poisoning in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area12
Noisy neighbors and reticent residents: Distinguishing resident from non-resident individuals to improve passive acoustic monitoring12
Otter research in Asia: Trends, biases and future directions12
Comparison of temperate and tropical versions of Biological Monitoring Working Party (BMWP) index for assessing water quality of River Aturukuku in Eastern Uganda12
Continuous growth of human footprint risks compromising the benefits of protected areas on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau12
Origin-based biomass allometric equations, biomass partitioning, and carbon concentration variations of planted and natural Larix gmelinii in northeast China12
Ecosystem services under different grazing intensities in typical grasslands in Inner Mongolia and their relationships12
Can tea support biodiversity with a few “nudges” in management: Evidence from tea growing landscapes around the world12
Effects of heavy metals on moss diversity and analysis of moss indicator species in Nancha manganese mining area, Southwestern China12
How can Iranian farmers’ attitudes toward environmental conservation be influenced?12
Metapopulation management of a critically endangered marsupial in the age of genomics12
Data-driven planning adjustments of the functional zoning of Houhe National Nature Reserve11
Predicting the current and future distributions of Brontispa longissima (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) under climate change in China11
Environmental niche and global potential distribution of the giant resin bee Megachile sculpturalis, a rapidly spreading invasive pollinator11
Ensembpecies distribution modeling of Salvia hydrangea under future climate change scenarios in Central Zagros Mountains, Iran11
Escaping drought: Seasonality effects on home range, movement patterns and habitat selection of the Guatemalan Beaded Lizard11
Impacts of invasive alien plants on ecosystem services of Ramsar lake cluster in middle mountain Nepal11
Reintroduction, distribution, population dynamics and conservation of a species formerly extinct in the wild: A review of thirty-five years of successful Milu (Elaphurus davidianus) reintroduction in 11
Maintaining steep slope viticulture for spider diversity11
Assessment of endemic northern swamp deer (Rucervus duvaucelii duvaucelii) distribution and identification of priority conservation areas through modeling and field surveys across north India11
Roads reduce amphibian abundance in ponds across a fragmented landscape11
A non-destructive method for rapid acquisition of grassland aboveground biomass for satellite ground verification using UAV RGB images11
Ecological niche modelling for the conservation of endemic threatened squamates (lizards and snakes) in the Western Ghats11
Patterns of human interaction with snow leopard and co-predators in the Mongolian western Altai: Current issues and perspectives11
Human pressure dynamics in protected areas of China based on nighttime light11
Strengthening grazing pressure management to improve grassland ecosystem services11