BEC Journal articles

Journal articles and book chapters published by researchers in the Biodiversity, Ecology, and Conservation (BEC) research group.


Dakki, M., Robin, G., Suet, M., Qninba, A., El Agbani, M.A., Ouassou, A., El Hamoumi, R., Azafzaf, H., Rebah, S., Feltrup‐Azafzaf, C. et al. (2021). Imputation of incomplete large‐scale monitoring count data via penalized estimation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10.1111/2041-210X.13594. (In Press)

Hofhansl, F. , Chacón-Madrigal, E., Brännström, Å.Dieckmann, U. Franklin, O.  (2021). Mechanisms driving plant functional trait variation in a tropical forest. Ecology and Evolution 10.1002/ece3.7256. (In Press)

Marques, A., Robuchon, M., Hellweg, S., Newbold, T., Beher, J., Bekker, S., Essl, F., Ehrlich, D., Hill, S., Jung, M. et al. (2021). A research perspective towards a more complete biodiversity footprint: a report from the World Biodiversity Forum. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 10.1007/s11367-020-01846-1.

Martin, J.Scolobig, A.Linnerooth-Bayer, J.Liu, W.  & Balsiger, J. (2021). Catalyzing Innovation: Governance Enablers of Nature-Based Solutions. Sustainability 13 (4), e1971. 10.3390/su13041971.

Bolam, F.C., Mair, L., Angelico, M., Brooks, T.M., Burgman, M., Hermes, C., Hoffmann, M., Martin, R.W., McGowan, P.L.K., Rodrigues, A.S.L. et al. (2021). How many bird and mammal extinctions has recent conservation action prevented? Conservation Letters, e12762. 10.1111/conl.12762.

Tang, D.H.Y. & Visconti, P. (2021). Biases of Odonata in Habitats Directive: Trends, trend drivers, and conservation status of European threatened Odonata. Insect Conservation and Diversity 14 (1), 1-14. 10.1111/icad.12450.

Jellesmark, S., Ausden, M., Blackburn, T.M., Gregory, R.D., Hoffmann, M., Massimino, D., McRae, L. & Visconti, P. (2021). A counterfactual approach to measure the impact of wet grassland conservation on UK breeding bird populations. Conservation Biology 10.1111/cobi.13692. (In Press)

Grantham, H. S., Duncan, A., Evans, T. D., Jones, K. R., Beyer, H. L., Schuster, R., Walston, J., Ray, J. C., Robinson, J. G., Callow, M. et al. (2021). Anthropogenic modification of forests means only 40% of remaining forests have high ecosystem integrity. Nature Communications 11 (1) 10.1038/s41467-020-19493-3.


Van Langenhove, L., Verryckt, L.T., Bréchet, L., Courtois, E.A., Stahl, C., Hofhansl, F., Bauters, M., Sardans, J., Boeckx, P., Fransen, E. et al. (2020). Atmospheric deposition of elements and its relevance for nutrient budgets of tropical forests. Biogeochemistry 10.1007/s10533-020-00673-8.

Franklin, O., Harrison, S.P., Dewar, R., Farrior, C.E., Brännström, Å.Dieckmann, U.Pietsch, S.Falster, S.Cramer, W., Loreau, M. et al. (2020). Organizing principles for vegetation dynamics. Nature Plants 6, 444-453. 10.1038/s41477-020-0655-x.

Hofhansl, F. , Chacón-Madrigal, E., Fuchslueger, L., Jenking, D., Morera-Beita, A., Plutzar, C., Silla, F., Andersen, K.M., Buchs, D., Dullinger, S. et al. (2020). Climatic and edaphic controls over tropical forest diversity and vegetation carbon storage. Scientific Reports 10, e5066. 10.1038/s41598-020-61868-5.

Prommer, J., Walker, T., Wanek, W., Braun, J., Zezula, D., Hu, Y., Hofhansl, F. Richter, A. (2020). Increased microbial growth, biomass and turnover drive soil organic carbon accumulation at higher plant diversity. Global Change Biology 26 (2), 669-681. 10.1111/gcb.14777.

Jung, M., Scharlemann, J.P.W. & Rowhani, P. (2020). Landscape-wide changes in land use and land cover correlate with, but rarely explain local biodiversity change. Landscape Ecology 10.1007/s10980-020-01109-2.

Leclere, D.Obersteiner, M. , Barrett, M., Butchart, S.H.M., Chaudhary, A., De Palma, A., DeClerck, F.A.J., Di Marco, M., Doelman, J.C., Dürauer, M. et al. (2020). Bending the curve of terrestrial biodiversity needs an integrated strategy. Nature 585, 551-556. 10.1038/s41586-020-2705-y.

Jung, M., Dahal, P.R., Butchart, S.H.M., Donald, P.F., De Lamo, X., Lesiv, M., Kapos, V., Rondinini, C. & Visconti, P. (2020). A global map of terrestrial habitat types. Scientific Data 7 (1), e256. 10.1038/s41597-020-00599-8.

Scharlemann, J.P.W., Brock, R.C., Balfour, N., Brown, C., Burgess, N.D., Guth, M.K., Ingram, D.J., Lane, R., Martin, J.G.C., Wicander, Sylvia et al. (2020). Towards understanding interactions between Sustainable Development Goals: the role of environment–human linkages. Sustainability Science 10.1007/s11625-020-00799-6.

Díaz, S., Zafra-Calvo, N., Purvis, A., Verburg, P.H., Obura, D., Leadley, Paul, Chaplin-Kramer, R., De Meester, L., Dulloo, E., Martín-López, B. et al. (2020). Set ambitious goals for biodiversity and sustainability. Science 370 (6515), 411-413. 10.1126/science.abe1530.

Strassburg, B.B.N., Iribarrem, A, Beyer, H.L., Cordeiro, C.L., Crouzeilles, R., Jakovac, C.C., Braga Junqueira, A., Lacerda, E., Latawiec, A.E., Balmford, A. et al. (2020). Global priority areas for ecosystem restoration. Nature, 1-6. 10.1038/s41586-020-2784-9.

Maxwell, S.L., Cazalis, V., Dudley, N., Hoffmann, M., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Stolton, S., Visconti, P., Woodley, S., Kingston, N., Lewis, E. et al. (2020). Area-based conservation in the twenty-first century. Nature 586 (7828), 217-227. 10.1038/s41586-020-2773-z.

Leclere, D.Obersteiner, M. , Barrett, M., Butchart, S.H.M., Chaudhary, A., De Palma, A., DeClerck, F.A.J., Di Marco, M., Doelman, J.C., Dürauer, M. et al. (2020). Bending the curve of terrestrial biodiversity needs an integrated strategy. Nature 585, 551-556. 10.1038/s41586-020-2705-y.

Jung, M., Dahal, P.R., Butchart, S.H.M., Donald, P.F., De Lamo, X., Lesiv, M., Kapos, V., Rondinini, C. & Visconti, P. (2020). A global map of terrestrial habitat types. Scientific Data 7 (1), e256. 10.1038/s41597-020-00599-8.

Baisero, D., Visconti, P., Pacifici, M., Cimatti, M. & Rondinini, C. (2020). Projected Global Loss of Mammal Habitat Due to Land-Use and Climate Change. One Earth 2 (6), 578-585. 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.05.015.

Folberth, C. Khabarov, N. Balkovic, J. Skalsky, R. Visconti, P., Ciais, P., Janssens, I., Peñuelas, J. & Obersteiner, M.  (2020). The global cropland sparing potential of high-yield farming. Nature Sustainability 3, 281-289. 10.1038/s41893-020-0505-x.

Almond, R.E.A., Grooten, M. & Peterson, T., eds. (2020). Living Planet Report 2020 - Bending the curve of biodiversity loss. Gland, Switzerland: World Wildlife Fund. ISBN 978-2-940529-99-5


Schepaschenko, D. , Chave, J., Phillips, O.L., Lewis, S.L., Davies, S.J., Réjou-Méchain, M., Sist, P., Scipal, K., Perger, C., Herault, B. et al. (2019). The Forest Observation System, building a global reference dataset for remote sensing of forest biomass. Scientific Data 6 (1), e198. 10.1038/s41597-019-0196-1.

Fleischer, K., Rammig, A., De Kauwe, M.G., Walker, A.P., Domingues, T.F., Fuchslueger, L., Garcia, S., Goll, D.S., Grandis, A., Jiang, M. et al. (2019). Amazon forest response to CO2 fertilization dependent on plant phosphorus acquisition. Nature Geoscience 12, 736-741. 10.1038/s41561-019-0404-9.

Fuchslueger, L., Wild, B., Mooshammer, M., Takriti, M., Kienzl, S., Knoltsch, A., Hofhansl, F. , Bahn, M. & Richter, A. (2019). Microbial carbon and nitrogen cycling responses to drought and temperature in differently managed mountain grasslands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 135, 144-153. 10.1016/j.soilbio.2019.05.002.

Rabl, D., Gottsberger, B., Brehm, G., Hofhansl, F.  & Fiedler, K. (2019). Moth assemblages in Costa Rica rain forest mirror small-scale topographic heterogeneity. Biotropica 10.1111/btp.12677.

Morera-Beita, A., Sánchez, D., Wanek, W., Hofhansl, F. , Werner, H., Chacón-Madrigal, E., Montero-Muñoz, J.L. & Silla, F. (2019). Beta diversity and oligarchic dominance in the tropical forests of Southern Costa Rica. Biotropica 51 (2), 117-128. 10.1111/btp.12638.

Pereira, I., do Nascimento, H., Vicari, M., Disney, M., DeLucia, E., Domingues, T., Kruijt, B., Lapola, D., Meir, P., Norby, R. et al. (2019). Performance of Laser-Based Electronic Devices for Structural Analysis of Amazonian Terra-Firme Forests. Remote Sensing 11 (5), e510. 10.3390/rs11050510.

Jung, M., Rowhani, P. & Scharlemann, J.P.W. (2019). Impacts of past abrupt land change on local biodiversity globally. Nature Communications 10 (1), e5474. 10.1038/s41467-019-13452-3.

Zingraff-Hamed, A., Martin, J., Lupp, G., Linnerooth-Bayer, J. & Pauleit, S. (2019). Designing a Resilient Waterscape Using a Living Lab and catalyzing Polycentric Governance. Landscape Architecture Frontiers 7 (3), 12-31. 10.15302/J-LAF-1-020003.

Jung, M., Arnell, A., de Lamo, X., García-Rangel, S., Lewis, M., Mark, J., Merow, C., Miles, L., Ondo, I., Pironon, S. et al. (2020). Areas of global importance for terrestrial biodiversity, carbon, and water. bioRxiv 10.1101/2020.04.16.021444. (Submitted)

Pereira, H.M., Rosa, I.M.D., Martins, I.S., Kim, H., Leadley, P., Popp, A., van Vuuren, D.P., Hurtt, G., Anthoni, P., Arneth, A. et al. (2020). Global trends in biodiversity and ecosystem services from 1900 to 2050. bioRxiv (Preprint) 10.1101/2020.04.14.031716.

Schleicher, J., Zaehringer, J.G., Fastré, C., Vira, B., Visconti, P. & Sandbrook, C. (2019). Protecting half of the planet could directly affect over one billion people. Nature Sustainability 2, 1094-1096. 10.1038/s41893-019-0423-y.

Visconti, P., Butchart, S., Brooks, T., Langhammer, P., Marnewick, D., Vergara, S., Yanosky, A., Crowe, O. & Watson, J. (2019). A bold successor to Aichi Target 11—Response. Science 365 (6454), 650.1-651. 10.1126/science.aay2768.

Visconti, P., Butchart, S., Brooks, T., Langhammer, D., Marnewick, D., Vergara, S., Yanosky, A. & Watson, J. (2019). Protected area targets post-2020. Science 364 (6437), 239-241. 10.1126/science.aav6886.

Hofhansl, F. , Chacon-Madrigal, E., Morera, A., Silla, F., Huber, W., Weissenhofer, A. & Wanek, W. (2019). Diversity and composition of tropical forest plant communities in the Golfo Dulce region. In: Acta ZooBot Austria. pp. 31-46 Vienna, Austria: Zoologisch-Botanische Gesellschaft in Osterreich. ISBN 978-3-901294-19-8


Rammig, A., Heinke, J., Hofhansl, F. , Verbeeck, H., Baker, T.R., Christoffersen, B., Ciais, P., De Deurwaerder, H., Fleischer, K., Galbraith, D. et al. (2018). A generic pixel-to-point comparison for simulated large-scale ecosystem properties and ground-based observations: an example from the Amazon region. Geoscientific Model Development 11 (12), 5203-5215. 10.5194/gmd-11-5203-2018.

Moser, D., Lezner, B., Weigelt, P., Dawson, W., Kreft, H., Pergl, J., Pysek, P., van Kleunen, M., Winter, M., Capinha, C. et al. (2018). Remoteness promotes biological invasions on islands worldwide. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115 (37), 9270- 9275. 10.1073/pnas.1804179115.

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