Last year the Fahrig lab published 9 journal articles on amphibians, bats, birds, and insects, and more. Here are some of our results.
- Landscape context is more important than wetland buffers for farmland amphibians.
- Bat and bat prey abundance are higher at organic than conventional fields.
- Habitat specialist birds disperse farther than habitat generalist birds.
- Flying insect abundance declines with increasing road traffic.
- Small crop fields maintain pollinators and plant reproduction across multiple agricultural regions
We also published on conservation decision-making, the conservation value of small wetlands, and the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Below are the citations. You can find them posted on the GLEL web site here:
Sawatzky ME, Martin AE, Fahrig L. 2018. Landscape context is more important than wetland buffers for farmland amphibians. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 269: 97-106.
Put J, Mitchell G, Fahrig L. 2018. Higher bat and prey abundance at organic than conventional soybean fields. Biological Conservation 226: 177-185.
Martin AE, Fahrig L. 2018. Habitat specialist birds disperse farther and are more migratory than habitat generalist birds. Ecology 99: 2058–2066.
Martin, AE, Graham S, Henry M, Pervin E, Fahrig L. 2018. Flying insect abundance declines with increasing road traffic. Insect Conservation and Diversity 11: 608-613.
Ascensão F, Fahrig L, Clevenger AP, Corlett R, Jaeger J, Laurance WF, Pereira HM. 2018. Environmental challenges for the Belt and Road Initiative. Nature Sustainability 1: 206-209.
Hill M, Hassall C, Oertli B, Fahrig L, Robson B, Biggs J, Samways M, Usio N, Takamura N, Krishnaswamy J, Wood P. 2018. New policy directions for global pond conservation. Conservation Letters 11: e12447.
Bennett J, Maxwell S, Martin A, Chadès I, Fahrig L, Gilbert B. 2018. When to monitor and when to act: Value of information theory for multiple management units and limited budgets. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 2102-2113.
Hass AL, Kormann U, Tscharntke T, Clough Y, Baillod AB, Sirami C, Fahrig L, Martin J-L, Baudry J, Bertrand C, Bosch J, Brotons L, Burel F, Georges R, Giralt D, Marcos-García MA, Ricarte A, Siriwardena G, Batáry P. 2018. Landscape configurational heterogeneity by small-scale agriculture, not crop diversity, maintains pollinators and plant reproduction in Western Europe. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 285: 20172242.
Monck-Whipp L, Martin AE, Francies CM, Fahrig L. 2018. Farmland heterogeneity benefits bats in agricultural landscapes. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 253: 131-139.