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No. 327
March 2012

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Invertebrates are Ignored, Overlooked by Conservationists, Policymakers and the Public

When it comes to conservation, the earth's invertebrates—insects, mollusks, worms, coral, arthropods and others—are getting a bad deal, say a team of scientists in a paper published in the journal Biological Conservation. Invertebrates make up more than 80 percent of all known species and provide humans with a myriad of valuable services—from crop pollination to their use as food—yet they are overlooked and underrepresented in conservation decisions and on priority lists of threatened and endangered species.

"Invertebrate conservation is hard to justify when many people see each insect as a potential pest or each spider as a potential health threat," write the paper's authors, who include entomologists Pedro Cardoso and Terry Erwin of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. In general the public is unaware of the critical role invertebrates play in the health of the ecosystem or the conservation threats that these creatures now face.

In addition, policymakers are often poorly informed about the details of invertebrate conservation. "Many assume that in protecting a single large animal, that animal will serve as an 'umbrella species' protecting all the other species—including invertebrates—in its habitat. This view is however largely unsupported and untested," the scientists say.

Remarkably, most of the world's invertebrates remain unknown and have never been studied or described by scientists. The vast majority ofspecies now going extinct due to human activities—about 3,000 a year—belong mainly to understudied groups of invertebrates, 'the little things that run the world,' the scientists write.  "Because most invertebrates are undescribed, their geographic distribution is unknown as is their abundance, ways of life and sensitivities to pollution and habitat change." Basic science for the study of invertebrates is scarce and underfunded.

To remedy the problem the scientists offer a number of suggestions, including: more invertebrates should be placed on red lists of endangered species and in environmental impact statements; a stronger link must be made in the public imagination between invertebrate conservation and human well-being; sampling and analytical methods for biodiversity assessment and monitoring should be improved; and long-term ecological studies should be initiated to monitor ecosystem change.

Current Literature

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Dupont, Y.L., Damgaard, C., and Simonsen, V. 2011. Quantitative historical change in bumblebee (Bombus spp.) assemblages of red clover fields. PLoS ONE 6(9):e25172.

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Ficetola, G.F., Siesa, M.E., Manenti, R., Bottoni, L., De Bernardi, F., and Padoa-Schioppa, E. 2011. Early assessment of the impact of alien species: differential consequences of an invasive crayfish on adult and larval amphibians. Divers. Distrib. 17(6):1141-1151.

Figueroa, F., Sánchez-Cordero, V., Illoldi-Rangel, P., and Linaje, M. 2011. Evaluation of protected area effectiveness for preventing land use and land cover changes in Mexico. Is an index good enough? Rev. Mex. Biodivers. 82(3):951-963.

Finkbeiner, E.M., Wallace, B.P., Moore, J.E., Lewison, R.L., Crowder, L.B., and Read, A.J. 2011. Cumulative estimates of sea turtle bycatch and mortality in USA fisheries between 1990 and 2007. Biol. Conserv. 144(11):2719-2727.

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Francis, R.A. 2011. The impacts of modern warfare on freshwater ecosystems. Environ. Manage. 48(5):985-999.

Gagnon, K., McKindsey, C.W., and Johnson, L.E. 2011. Dispersal potential of invasive algae: the determinants of buoyancy in Codium fragile ssp. fragile. Mar. Biol. 158(11):2449-2458.

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Gherardi, F., Britton, J.R., Mavuti, K.M., Pacini, N., Grey, J., Tricarico, E., and Harper, D.M. 2011. A review of allodiversity in Lake Naivasha, Kenya: developing conservation actions to protect East African lakes from the negative impacts of alien species. Biol. Conserv. 144(11):2585-2596.

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Gil-Sánchez, J.M., and McCain, E.B. 2011. Former range and decline of the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) reconstructed using verified records. J. Mammal. 92(5):1081-1090.

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Gonmadje, C.F., Doumenge, C., McKey, D., Tchouto, G.P.M., Sunderland, T.C.H., Balinga, M.P.B., and Sonke, B. 2011. Tree diversity and conservation value of Ngovayang's lowland forests, Cameroon. Biodivers. Conserv. 20:2627-2648.

González-Porter, G.P., Hailer, F., Flores-Villela, O., García-Anleu, R., and Maldonado, J.E. 2011. Patterns of genetic diversity in the critically endangered Central American river turtle: human influence since the Mayan age? Conserv. Genet. 12(5):1229-1242.

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Haught, S., and von Hippel, F.A. 2011. Invasive pike establishment in Cook Inlet Basin lakes, Alaska: diet, native fish abundance and lake environment. Biol. Invasions 13(9):2103-2114.

Hawkins, J., and Weintraub, M.N. 2011. The effect of trails on soil in the oak openings of northwest Ohio. Nat. Areas J. 31(4):391-399.

Hayward, M.W. 2011. Using the IUCN Red List to determine effective conservation strategies. Biodivers. Conserv. 20:2563-2573.

Hekkala, E., Shirley, M.H., Amato, G., Austin, J.D., Charter, S., Thorbjarnarson, J., Vliet, K.A., Houck, M.L., Desalle, R., and Blum, M.J. 2011. An ancient icon reveals new mysteries: mummy DNA resurrects a cryptic species within the Nile crocodile. Mol. Ecol. 20(20):4199-4215.

Hekkala, E.R., Saumure, R.A., Jaeger, J.R., Herrmann, H.W., Sredl, M.J., Bradford, D.F., Drabeck, D., and Blum, M.J. 2011. Resurrecting an extinct species: archival DNA, taxonomy, and conservation of the Vegas Valley leopard frog. Conserv. Genet. 12(5):1379-1385.

Hellmair, M., Goldsmith, G., and Kinziger, A.P. 2011. Preying on invasives: the exotic New Zealand mudsnail in the diet of the endangered tidewater goby. Biol. Invasions 13(10):2197-2201.

Hennige, S.J., McGinley, M.P., Grottoli, A.G., and Warner, M.E. 2011. Photoinhibition of Symbiodinium spp. within the reef corals Montastraea faveolata and Porites astreoides: implications for coral bleaching. Mar. Biol. 158(11):2515-2526.

Hewitt, N., Klenk, N., Smith, A.L., Bazely, D.R., Yan, N., Wood, S., MacLellan, J.I., Lipsig-Mumme, C., and Henriques, I. 2011. Taking stock of the assisted migration debate. Biol. Conserv. 144(11):2560-2572.

Hierro, J.L., Lortie, C.J., Villarreal, D., Estanga-Mollica, M.E., and Callaway, R.M. 2011. Resistance to Centaurea solstitialis invasion from annual and perennial grasses in California and Argentina. Biol. Invasions 13(10):2249-2259.

Hill, J.K., Gray, M.A., Khen, C.V., Benedick, S., Tawatao, N., and Hamer, K.C. 2011. Ecological impacts of tropical forest fragmentation: how consistent are patterns in species richness and nestedness? Philos. Trans. R. Soc. London. [Biol.] 366(1582):3265-3276.

Hixon, M.A. 2011. 60 years of coral reef fish ecology: past, present, future. Bull. Mar. Sci. 87(4):727-765.

Holzschuh, A., Dormann, C.F., Tscharntke, T., and Steffan-Dewenter, I. 2011. Expansion of mass-flowering crops leads to transient pollinator dilution and reduced wild plant pollination. Proc. Roy. Soc. B 278(1723):3444-3451.

Horne, J.S., Strickler, K.M., and Alldredge, M. 2011. Quantifying the importance of patch-specific changes in habitat to metapopulation viability of an endangered songbird. Ecol. Appl. 21(7):2478-2486.

Howell, K.L., Holt, R., Endrino, I.P., and Stewart, H. 2011. When the species is also a habitat: comparing the predictively modelled distributions of Lophelia pertusa and the reef habitat it forms. Biol. Conserv. 144(11):2656-2665.

Hu, X.M., Zeng, Q.W., Fu, L., and Xing, F.W. 2011. Manglietia kaifui (Magnoliaceae), a new species from Yunnan, China. Pakistan J. Bot. 43(5):2269-2275.

Huang, H.W., and Yeh, Y.M. 2011. Impact of Taiwanese distant water longline fisheries on the Pacific seabirds: finding hotspots on the high seas. Anim. Conserv. 14(5):562-574.

Huff, D.D., Miller, L.M., Chizinski, C.J., and Vondracek, B. 2011. Mixed-source reintroductions lead to outbreeding depression in second-generation descendents of a native North American fish. Mol. Ecol. 20(20):4246-4258.

Hulme, P.E., and Weser, C. 2011. Mixed messages from multiple information sources on invasive species: a case of too much of a good thing? Divers. Distrib. 17(6):1152-1160.

Humber, J.M., and Hermanutz, L. 2011. Impacts of non-native plant and animal invaders on gap regeneration in a protected boreal forest. Biol. Invasions 13(10):2361-2377.

Hunter, D.A., Smith, M.J., Scroggie, M.P., and Gilligan, D. 2011. Experimental examination of the potential for three introduced fish species to prey on tadpoles of the endangered Booroolong Frog, Litoria booroolongensis. J. Herpetol. 45:181-185.

Ivanov, K., Lockhart, O.M., Keiper, J., and Walton, B.M. 2011. Status of the exotic ant Nylanderia flavipes (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in northeastern Ohio. Biol. Invasions 13(9):1945-1950.

Januchowski-Hartley, S.R., Pearson, R.G., Puschendorf, R., and Rayner, T. 2011. Fresh waters and fish diversity: distribution, protection and disturbance in tropical Australia. PLoS ONE 6(10):e25846.

Jezorek, H., Stiling, P., and Carpenter, J. 2011. Ant predation on an invasive herbivore: can an extrafloral nectar-producing plant provide associational resistance to Opuntia individuals? Biol. Invasions 13(10):2261-2273.

Johnston, A.R., Morikawa, M.K., Ntie, S., and Anthony, N.M. 2011. Evaluating DNA barcoding criteria using African duiker antelope (Cephalophinae) as a test case. Conserv. Genet. 12(5):1173-1182.

Kamp, J., Urazaliev, R., Donald, P.F., and Hölzel, N. 2011. Post-Soviet agricultural change predicts future declines after recent recovery in Eurasian steppe bird populations. Biol. Conserv. 144(11):2607-2614.

Karaiskou, N., Lappa, M., Kalomoiris, S., Oikonomidis, G., Psaltopoulou, C., Abatzopoulos, T.J., Triantaphyllidis, C., and Triantafyllidis, A. 2011. Genetic monitoring and effects of stocking practices on small Cyprinus carpio populations. Conserv. Genet. 12(5):1299-1311.

Khuroo, A.A., Weber, E., Malik, A.H., Reshi, Z.A., and Dar, G.H. 2011. Altitudinal distribution patterns of the native and alien woody flora in Kashmir Himalaya, India. Environ. Res. 111(7):967-977.

King, C.M., Innes, J.G., Gleeson, D., Fitzgerald, N., Winstanley, T., O'Brien, B., Bridgman, L., and Cox, N. 2011. Reinvasion by ship rats (Rattus rattus) of forest fragments after eradication. Biol. Invasions 13(10):2391-2408.

Kittinger, J.N., Pandolfi, J.M., Blodgett, J.H., Hunt, T.L., Jiang, H., Maly, K., McClenachan, L.E., Schultz, J.K., and Wilcox, B.A. 2011. Historical reconstruction reveals recovery in Hawaiian coral reefs. PLoS ONE 6(10):e25460.

Köster, N., Nieder, J., and Barthlott, W. 2011. Effect of host tree traits on epiphyte diversity in natural and anthropogenic habitats in Ecuador. Biotropica 43(6):685-694.

Knight, A.T., Grantham, H.S., Smith, R.J., McGregor, G.K., Possingham, H.P., and Cowling, R.M. 2011. Land managers' willingness-to-sell defines conservation opportunity for protected area expansion. Biol. Conserv. 144(11):2623-2630.

Knight, A.T., Sarkar, S., Smith, R.J., Strange, N., and Wilson, K.A. 2011. Engage the hodgepodge: management factors are essential when prioritizing areas for restoration and conservation action. Divers. Distrib. 17(6):1234-1238.

Lachmuth, S., Durka, W., and Schurr, F.M. 2011. Differentiation of reproductive and competitive ability in the invaded range of Senecio inaequidens: the role of genetic Allee effects, adaptive and nonadaptive evolution. New Phytol. 192(2):529-541.

Lamarque, L.J., Delzon, S., and Lortie, C.J. 2011. Tree invasions: a comparative test of the dominant hypotheses and functional traits. Biol. Invasions 13(9):1969-1989.

Lau, D.C.C., Dumont, C.P., Lui, G.C.S., and Qiu, J.W. 2011. Effectiveness of a small marine reserve in southern China in protecting the harvested sea urchin Anthocidaris crassispina: a mark-and-recapture study. Biol. Conserv. 144(11):2674-2683.

Legge, S., Kennedy, M.S., Lloyd, R., Murphy, S.A., and Fisher, A. 2011. Rapid recovery of mammal fauna in the central Kimberley, northern Australia, following the removal of introduced herbivores. Austral Ecol. 36(7):791-799.

Lercari, D., and Bergamino, L. 2011. Impacts of two invasive mollusks, Rapana venosa (Gastropoda) and Corbicula fluminea (Bivalvia), on the food web structure of the Río de la Plata estuary and nearshore oceanic ecosystem. Biol. Invasions 13(9):2053-2061.

Lett, C.N., DeWald, L.E., and Horton, J. 2011. Mycorrhizae and soil phosphorus affect growth of Celastrus orbiculatus. Biol. Invasions 13(10):2339-2350.

Li, Z.Y., Dong, Q., Albright, T.P., and Guo, Q.F. 2011. Natural and human dimensions of a quasi-wild species: the case of kudzu. Biol. Invasions 13(10):2167-2179.

Liao, Y.Y., Yang, X.Y., Motley, T.J., Chen, J.M., and Wang, Q.F. 2011. Phylogeographic analysis reveals two cryptic species of the endangered fern Ceratopteris thalictroides (L.) Brongn. (Parkeriaceae) in China. Conserv. Genet. 12(5):1357-1365.

Lieb, D.A., Bouchard, R.W., Carline, R.F., Nuttall, T.R., Wallace, J.R., and Burkholder, C.L. 2011. Conservation and management of crayfishes: lessons from Pennsylvania. Fisheries 36(10):489-507.

Lisón, F., and Calvo, J.F. 2011. The significance of water infrastructures for the conservation of bats in a semiarid Mediterranean landscape. Anim. Conserv. 14(5):533-541.

Liu, S., Sheppard, A., Kriticos, D., and Cook, D. 2011. Incorporating uncertainty and social values in managing invasive alien species: a deliberative multi-criteria evaluation approach. Biol. Invasions 13(10):2323-2337.

Lloyd, M.W., Burnett, R.K., Engelhardt, K.A.M., and Neel, M.C. 2011. The structure of population genetic diversity in Vallisneria americana in the Chesapeake Bay: implications for restoration. Conserv. Genet. 12(5):1269-1285.

Londoño-Murcia, M.C., and Sánchez-Cordero, V. 2011. Distribution and conservation of endangered species in Mesoamerica, Chocó and Tropical Andes. Rev. Mex. Biodivers. 82(3):926-950.

Lotze, H.K., Coll, M., Magera, A.M., Ward-Paige, C., and Airoldi, L. 2011. Recovery of marine animal populations and ecosystems. Trends Ecol. Evol. 26(11):595-605.

Louda, S.M., Rand, T.A., Kula, A.A.R., Arnett, A.E., West, N.M., and Tenhumberg, B. 2011. Priority resource access mediates competitive intensity between an invasive weevil and native floral herbivores. Biol. Invasions 13(10):2233-2248.

Lowe, K.A., Taylor, C.E., and Major, R.E. 2011. Do Common Mynas significantly compete with native birds in urban environments? J. Ornithol. 152(4):909-921.

Lozier, J.D., and Mills, N.J. 2011. Predicting the potential invasive range of light brown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana) using biologically informed and correlative species distribution models. Biol. Invasions 13(10):2409-2421.

MacDougall-Shackleton, E.A., Clinchy, M., Zanette, L., and Neff, B.D. 2011. Songbird genetic diversity is lower in anthropogenically versus naturally fragmented landscapes. Conserv. Genet. 12(5):1195-1203.

MacRae, T.C., and Brown, C.R. 2011. Historical and contemporary occurrence of Cylindera (s. str.) celeripes (LeConte) (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae) and implications for its conservation. Coleopts. Bull. 65(3):230-241.

Magnacca, K.N. 2011. Two new species of Hylaeus (Nesoprosopis) (Hymenoptera: Colletidae) from O'ahu, Hawai'i. Zootaxa 3065:60-65.

Marie, A.D., Bernatchez, L., and Garant, D. 2011. Empirical assessment of software efficiency and accuracy to detect introgression under variable stocking scenarios in brook charr (Salvelinus fontinalis). Conserv. Genet. 12(5):1215-1227.

Marini, L., Haack, R.A., Rabaglia, R.J., Toffolo, E.P., Battisti, A., and Faccoli, M. 2011. Exploring associations between international trade and environmental factors with establishment patterns of exotic Scolytinae. Biol. Invasions 13(10):2275-2288.

McGlynn, C.A. 2011. Response to Eichiner's Note to McGlynn's article "Native and invasive plant interactions in wetlands and the minimal role of invasiveness" in Biological Invasions (2009) 11:1929-1939. Biol. Invasions 13(10):2181-2183.

McIntyre, S., McGinness, H.M., Gaydon, D., and Arthur, A.D. 2011. Introducing irrigation efficiencies: prospects for flood-dependent biodiversity in a rice agro-ecosystem. Environ. Conserv. 38(3):353-365.

Mead, A., Carlton, J.T., Griffiths, C.L., and Rius, M. 2011. Revealing the scale of marine bioinvasions in developing regions: a South African re-assessment. Biol. Invasions 13(9):1991-2008.

Medina, F.M., Bonnaud, E., Vidal, E., Tershy, B.R., Zavaleta, E.S., Donlan, C.J., Keitt, B.S., Le Corre, M., Horwath, S.V., and Nogales, M. 2011. A global review of the impacts of invasive cats on island endangered vertebrates. Global Change Biol. 17(11):3503-3510.

Méndez, M., Tella, J.L., and Godoy, J.A. 2011. Restricted gene flow and genetic drift in recently fragmented populations of an endangered steppe bird. Biol. Conserv. 144(11):2615-2622.

Molleman, L., Boeve, S., Wolf, J., Oostermeijer, G., Devy, S., and Ganesan, R. 2011. Commercial harvesting and regeneration of epiphytic macrolichen communities in the Western Ghats, India. Environ. Conserv. 38(3):334-341.

Moutou, K.A., Mamuris, Z., Firme, T., Kontou, M., Sarafidou, T., and Stoumboudi, M.T. 2011. Patterns of variability at the major histocompatibility class I and class II loci in populations of the endangered cyprinid Ladigesocypris ghigii. Conserv. Genet. 12(5):1159-1171.

Murray, C.C., Pakhomov, E.A., and Therriault, T.W. 2011. Recreational boating: a large unregulated vector transporting marine invasive species. Divers. Distrib. 17(6):1161-1172.

Nascimento, A.T.A., Schmidlin, L.A.J., Valladares-Padua, C.B., Matushima, E.R., and Verdade, L.M. 2011. A comparison of the home range sizes of mainland and island populations of black-faced lion tamarins (Leontopithecus caissara) using different spatial analysis. Am. J. Primatol. 73(11):1114-1126.

Nordstrom, K.F., Jackson, N.L., Kraus, N.C., Kana, T.W., Bearce, R., Bocamazo, L.M., Young, D.R., and De Butts, H.A. 2011. Enhancing geomorphic and biologic functions and values on backshores and dunes of developed shores: a review of opportunities and constraints. Environ. Conserv. 38(3):288-302.

Nori, J., Urbina-Cardona, J.N., Loyola, R.D., Lescano, J.N., and Leynaud, G.C. 2011. Climate change and American bullfrog invasion: what could we expect in South America? PLoS ONE 6(10):e25718.

Norris, D., Rocha-Mendes, F., Ferraz, S.F.D., Villani, J.P., and Galetti, M. 2011. How to not inflate population estimates? Spatial density distribution of white-lipped peccaries in a continuous Atlantic forest. Anim. Conserv. 14(5):492-501.

Nuñez-Bustos, E., and Volkmann, L. 2011. Scarce butterflies associated with certain mountainous environments of central Argentina, with new records for the study area (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea). SHILAP-Rev. Lepidopt. 39(155):245-262.

Ochoa-Ochoa, L.M., Bezaury-Creel, J.E., Vázquez, L.B., and Flores-Villela, O. 2011. Choosing the survivors? A GIS-based triage support tool for micro-endemics: application to data for Mexican amphibians. Biol. Conserv. 144(11):2710-2718.

Oldekop, J.A., Bebbington, A.J., Berdel, F., Truelove, N.K., Wiersberg, T., and Preziosi, R.F. 2011. Testing the accuracy of non-experts in biodiversity monitoring exercises using fern species richness in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Biodivers. Conserv. 20:2615-2626.

Olden, J.D., Vander Zanden, M.J., and Johnson, P.T.J. 2011. Assessing ecosystem vulnerability to invasive rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus). Ecol. Appl. 21(7):2587-2599.

Osunkoya, O.O., Polo, C., and Andersen, A.N. 2011. Invasion impacts on biodiversity: responses of ant communities to infestation by cat's claw creeper vine, Macfadyena unguis-cati (Bignoniaceae) in subtropical Australia. Biol. Invasions 13(10):2289-2302.

Papanikolaou, A.D., Fyllas, N.M., Mazaris, A.D., Dimitrakopoulos, P.G., Kallimanis, A.S., and Pantis, J.D. 2011. Grazing effects on plant functional group diversity in Mediterranean shrublands. Biodivers. Conserv. 20:2831-2843.

Pérez-Enriquez, R., Garcia-Rodriguez, F.J., Mendoza-Carrion, G., and Padilla, C. 2011. Geographical variation in the genetic diversity and composition of the endangered Queen Conch Strombus gigas (Mesogastropoda: Strombidae) from Yucatán, México. Rev. Biol. Trop. 59(3):1115-1126.

Perrier, C., Guyomard, R., Bagliniere, J.L., and Evanno, G. 2011. Determinants of hierarchical genetic structure in Atlantic salmon populations: environmental factors vs. anthropogenic influences. Mol. Ecol. 20(20):4231-4245.

Perrings, C., Naeem, S., Ahrestani, F.S., Bunker, D.E., Burkill, P., Canziani, G., Elmqvist, T., Fuhrman, J.A., Jaksic, F.M., Kawabata, Z., Kinzig, A., Mace, G.M., Mooney, H., Prieur-Richard, A.H., Tschirhart, J., and Weisser, W. 2011. Ecosystem services, targets, and indicators for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Front. Ecol. Environ. 9(9):512-520.

Peterson, A.M., and Stead, S.M. 2011. Rule breaking and livelihood options in marine protected areas. Environ. Conserv. 38(3):342-352.

Platts, P.J., Burgess, N.D., Gereau, R.E., Lovett, J.C., Marshall, A.R., McClean, C.J., Pellikka, P.K.E., Swetnam, R.D., and Marchant, R. 2011. Delimiting tropical mountain ecoregions for conservation. Environ. Conserv. 38(3):312-324.

Pliscoff, P., and Fuentes-Castillo, T. 2011. Representativeness of terrestrial ecosystems in Chile's protected area system. Environ. Conserv. 38(3):303-311.

Polfus, J.L., Hebblewhite, M., and Heinemeyer, K. 2011. Identifying indirect habitat loss and avoidance of human infrastructure by northern mountain woodland caribou. Biol. Conserv. 144(11):2637-2646.

Porto, M., Correia, O., and Beja, P. 2011. Long-term consequences of mechanical fuel management for the conservation of Mediterranean forest herb communities. Biodivers. Conserv. 20:2669-2691.

Price, J.N., Berney, P.J., Ryder, D., Whalley, R.D.B., and Gross, C.L. 2011. Disturbance governs dominance of an invasive forb in a temporary wetland. Oecologia 167(3):759-769.

Prober, S.M., and Wiehl, G. 2011. Resource heterogeneity and persistence of exotic annuals in long-ungrazed Mediterranean-climate woodlands. Biol. Invasions 13(9):2009-2022.

Proctor, S., McClean, C.J., and Hill, J.K. 2011. Protected areas of Borneo fail to protect forest landscapes with high habitat connectivity. Biodivers. Conserv. 20:2693-2704.

Pruett, C.L., Johnson, J.A., Larsson, L.C., Wolfe, D.H., and Patten, M.A. 2011. Low effective population size and survivorship in a grassland grouse. Conserv. Genet. 12(5):1205-1214.

Rakotonirina, L., Rajaonson, A., Ratolojanahary, T., Rafalimandimby, J., Fanomezantsoa, P., Ramahefasoa, B., Rasolofoharivelo, T., Ravaloharimanitra, M., Ratsimbazafy, J., Dolch, R., and King, T. 2011. New distributional records and conservation implications for the critically endangered greater bamboo lemur Prolemur simus. Folia Primatol. 82(2):118-129.

Reiner, R., and Craig, A. 2011. Conservation easements in California blue oak woodlands: testing the assumption of livestock grazing as a compatible use. Nat. Areas J. 31(4):408-413.

Reynolds, G., Payne, J., Sinun, W., Mosigil, G., and Walsh, R.P.D. 2011. Changes in forest land use and management in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, 1990-2010, with a focus on the Danum Valley region. Philos. Trans. R. Soc. London. [Biol.] 366(1582):3168-3176.

Rivers, M.C., Brummitt, N.A., Lughadha, E.N., and Meagher, T.R. 2011. Genetic variation in Delonix s.l. (Leguminosae) in Madagascar revealed by AFLPs: fragmentation, conservation status and taxonomy. Conserv. Genet. 12(5):1333-1344.

Rodríguez-Loinaz, G., Amezaga, I., and Onaindia, M. 2011. Efficacy of management policies on protection and recovery of natural ecosystems in the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve. Nat. Areas J. 31(4):358-367.

Ross, K.A., Ehrenfeld, J.G., and Patel, M.V. 2011. The effects of nitrogen addition on the growth of two exotic and two native forest understory plants. Biol. Invasions 13(10):2203-2216.

Samnegård, U., Persson, A.S., and Smith, H.G. 2011. Gardens benefit bees and enhance pollination in intensively managed farmland. Biol. Conserv. 144(11):2602-2606.

Schmalholz, M., Hylander, K., and Frego, K. 2011. Bryophyte species richness and composition in young forests regenerated after clear-cut logging versus after wildfire and spruce budworm outbreak. Biodivers. Conserv. 20:2575-2596.

Shafer, A.B.A., White, K.S., Côté, S.D., and Coltman, D.W. 2011. Deciphering translocations from relicts in Baranof Island mountain goats: is an endemic genetic lineage at risk? Conserv. Genet. 12(5):1261-1268.

Siesa, M.E., Manenti, R., Padoa-Schioppa, E., De Bernardi, F., and Ficetola, G.F. 2011. Spatial autocorrelation and the analysis of invasion processes from distribution data: a study with the crayfish Procambarus clarkii. Biol. Invasions 13(9):2147-2160.

Smith, D.R., Jackson, N.L., Nordstrom, K.F., and Weber, R.G. 2011. Beach characteristics mitigate effects of onshore wind on horseshoe crab spawning: implications for matching with shorebird migration in Delaware Bay. Anim. Conserv. 14(5):575-584.

Smith, R.K., Ryan, E., Morley, E., and Hill, R.A. 2011. Resolving management conflicts: could agricultural land provide the answer for an endangered species in a habitat classified as a World Heritage Site? Environ. Conserv. 38(3):325-333.

Sodhi, N.S., Butler, R., Laurance, W.F., and Gibson, L. 2011. Conservation successes at micro-, meso- and macroscales. Trends Ecol. Evol. 26(11):585-594.

Spangenberg, J.H. 2011. Sustainability science: a review, an analysis and some empirical lessons. Environ. Conserv. 38(3):275-287.

Stevens, K., Campbell, L., Urquhart, G., Kramer, D., and Qi, J.G. 2011. Examining complexities of forest cover change during armed conflict on Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast. Biodivers. Conserv. 20:2597-2613.

Stohlgren, T.J., Pyšek, P., Kartesz, J., Nishino, M., Pauchard, A., Winter, M., Pino, J., Richardson, D.M., Wilson, J.R.U., Murray, B.R., Phillips, M.L., Ming-yang, L., Celesti-Grapow, L., and Font, X. 2011. Widespread plant species: natives versus aliens in our changing world. Biol. Invasions 13(9):1931-1944.

Stokesbury, M.J.W., Neilson, J.D., Susko, E., and Cooke, S.J. 2011. Estimating mortality of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in an experimental recreational catch-and-release fishery. Biol. Conserv. 144(11):2684-2691.

Strange, J.P., Koch, J.B., Gonzalez, V.H., Nemelka, L., and Griswold, T. 2011. Global invasion by Anthidium manicatum (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): assessing potential distribution in North America and beyond. Biol. Invasions 13(9):2115-2133.

Strasser, C.A., Lewis, M.A., and DiBacco, C. 2011. A mechanistic model for understanding invasions: using the environment as a predictor of population success. Divers. Distrib. 17(6):1210-1224.

Sunderland-Groves, J.L., Slayback, D.A., Balinga, M.P.B., and Sunderland, T.C.H. 2011. Impacts of co-management on western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) habitat and conservation in Nialama Classified Forest, Republic of Guinea: a satellite perspective. Biodivers. Conserv. 20:2745-2757.

Switalski, T.A., and Nelson, C.R. 2011. Efficacy of road removal for restoring wildlife habitat: black bear in the Northern Rocky Mountains, USA. Biol. Conserv. 144(11):2666-2673.

Tamburi, N.E., and Martín, P.R. 2011. Effects of food availability on reproductive output, offspring quality and reproductive efficiency in the apple snail Pomacea canaliculata. Biol. Invasions 13(10):2351-2360.

Theobald, D.M., Crooks, K.R., and Norman, J.B. 2011. Assessing effects of land use on landscape connectivity: loss and fragmentation of western U.S. forests. Ecol. Appl. 21(7):2445-2458.

Thomsen, M.S., Olden, J.D., Wernberg, T., Griffin, J.N., and Silliman, B.R. 2011. A broad framework to organize and compare ecological invasion impacts. Environ. Res. 111(7):899-908.

Tian, Y., Wu, J.G., Smith, A.T., Wang, T.M., Kou, X.J., and Ge, J.P. 2011. Population viability of the Siberian Tiger in a changing landscape: Going, going and gone? Ecol. Model. 222(17):3166-3180.

Towns, D.R. 2011. Invasive mammal eradications: the value of an ecosystem view. Anim. Conserv. 14(5):466-467.

Traill, L.W., Perhans, K., Lovelock, C.E., Prohaska, A., McFallan, S., Rhodes, J.R., and Wilson, K.A. 2011. Managing for change: wetland transitions under sea-level rise and outcomes for threatened species. Divers. Distrib. 17(6):1225-1233.

Uller, T., and Leimu, R. 2011. Founder events predict changes in genetic diversity during human-mediated range expansions. Global Change Biol. 17(11):3478-3485.

Valtueña, F.J., Preston, C.D., and Kadereit, J.W. 2011. Evolutionary significance of the invasion of introduced populations into the native range of Meconopsis cambrica. Mol. Ecol. 20(20):4318-4331.

van Strien, A.J., van Swaay, C.A.M., and Kéry, M. 2011. Metapopulation dynamics in the butterfly Hipparchia semele changed decades before occupancy declined in The Netherlands. Ecol. Appl. 21(7):2510-2520.

van Toor, M.L., Jaberg, C., and Safi, K. 2011. Integrating sex-specific habitat use for conservation using habitat suitability models. Anim. Conserv. 14(5):512-520.

Villaseñor, J.L., Calzada, J.I., and Dávila, P. 2011. Melampodium sinuatum (Asteraceae), an endangered endemic species to the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Rev. Mex. Biodivers. 82(3):1029-1031.

Villeger, S., Blanchet, S., Beauchard, O., Oberdorff, T., and Brosse, S. 2011. Homogenization patterns of the world's freshwater fish faunas. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108(44):18003-18008.

Wallace, B.P., DiMatteo, A.D., Bolten, A.B., Chaloupka, M.Y., Hutchinson, B.J., Abreu-Grobois, F.A., Mortimer, J.A., Seminoff, J.A., Amorocho, D., Bjorndal, K.A., Bourjea, J., Bowen, B.W., Dueñas, R.B., Casale, P., Choudhury, B.C., Costa, A., Dutton, P.H., Fallabrino, A., Finkbeiner, E.M., Girard, A., Girondot, M., Hamann, M., Hurley, B.J., López-Mendilaharsu, M., Marcovaldi, M.A., Musick, J.A., Nel, R., Pilcher, N.J., Troëng, S., Witherington, B., and Mast, R.B. 2011. Global conservation priorities for marine turtles. PLoS ONE 6(9):e24510.

Walter, R.P., Hogan, J.D., Haffner, G.D., and Heath, D.D. 2011. Genetic structure and connectivity among lake populations of threatened Paratherina sailfin silversides from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Conserv. Genet. 12(5):1387-1393.

Wang, J., Eyre, T.J., Neldner, V.J., and Bean, T. 2011. Floristic composition and diversity changes over 60 years in eastern mulga communities of south central Queensland, Australia. Biodivers. Conserv. 20:2759-2778.

Watling, J.I., Hickman, C.R., and Orrock, J.L. 2011. Invasive shrub alters native forest amphibian communities. Biol. Conserv. 144(11):2597-2601.

Westergaard, K.B., Alsos, I.G., Engelskjon, T., Flatberg, K.I., and Brochmann, C. 2011. Trans-Atlantic genetic uniformity in the rare snowbed sedge Carex rufina. Conserv. Genet. 12(5):1367-1371.

Wolf, V.C., Berger, U., Gassmann, A., and Müller, C. 2011. High chemical diversity of a plant species is accompanied by increased chemical defence in invasive populations. Biol. Invasions 13(9):2091-2102.

Woodcock, P., Edwards, D.P., Fayle, T.M., Newton, R.J., Khen, C.V., Bottrell, S.H., and Hamer, K.C. 2011. The conservation value of South East Asia's highly degraded forests: evidence from leaf-litter ants. Philos. Trans. R. Soc. London. [Biol.] 366(1582):3256-3264.

Wotton, D.M., and Kelly, D. 2011. Frugivore loss limits recruitment of large-seeded trees. Proc. Roy. Soc. B 278(1723):3345-3354.

Yamazaki, Y., Yamano, A., and Oura, K. 2011. Recent microscale disturbance of gene flow in threatened fluvial lamprey, Lethenteron sp. N, living in a paddy water system. Conserv. Genet. 12(5):1373-1377.

Yetman, C.A., and Ferguson, J.W.H. 2011. Conservation implications of spatial habitat use by adult giant bullfrogs (Pyxicephalus adspersus). J. Herpetol. 45:56-62.

Yorke, A.F., and Metaxas, A. 2011. Interactions between an invasive and a native bryozoan (Membranipora membranacea and Electra pilosa) species on kelp and Fucus substrates in Nova Scotia, Canada. Mar. Biol. 158(10):2299-2311.

Zeigler, S.L., Neel, M.C., Oliveira, L., Raboy, B.E., and Fagan, W.F. 2011. Conspecific and heterospecific attraction in assessments of functional connectivity. Biodivers. Conserv. 20:2779-2796.

Zimmermann, Y., Schorkopf, D.L.P., Moritz, R.F.A., Pemberton, R.W., Quezada-Euan, J.J.G., and Eltz, T. 2011. Population genetic structure of orchid bees (Euglossini) in anthropogenically altered landscapes. Conserv. Genet. 12(5):1183-1194.

Zschokke, S., Armbruster, G.F.J., Ursenbacher, S., and Baur, B. 2011. Genetic differences between the two remaining wild populations of the endangered Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicomis). Biol. Conserv. 144(11):2702-2709.

Žuljević, A., Thibaut, T., Despalatović, M., Cottalorda, J.M., Nikolić, V., Cvitković, I., and Antolić, B. 2011. Invasive alga Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea makes a strong impact on the Mediterranean sponge Sarcotragus spinosulus. Biol. Invasions 13(10):2303-2308.

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