Jump to Main Content
- Davidson, Timothy M.; Altieri, Andrew H.; Ruiz, Gregory M.; Torchin, Mark E.
- Ecology letters 2018 v.21 no.3 pp. 422-438
- anthropogenic activities; biodiversity; bioerosion; biogeochemical cycles; biotic factors; climate change; deserts; environmental impact; eutrophication; habitats; humans; infrastructure; monuments; prediction; socioeconomics
- ... Bioerosion, the breakdown of hard substrata by organisms, is a fundamental and widespread ecological process that can alter habitat structure, biodiversity and biogeochemical cycling. Bioerosion occurs in all biomes of the world from the ocean floor to arid deserts, and involves a wide diversity of taxa and mechanisms with varying ecological effects. Many abiotic and biotic factors affect bioerosi ...
- Nowakowski, A. Justin; Watling, James I.; Thompson, Michelle E.; Brusch, George A., IV; Catenazzi, Alessandro; Whitfield, Steven M.; Kurz, David J.; Suárez‐Mayorga, Ángela; Aponte‐Gutiérrez, Andrés; Donnelly, Maureen A.; Todd, Brian D.
- Ecology letters 2018 v.21 no.3 pp. 345-355
- Geographical Locations; amphibians; biodiversity; body temperature; case studies; ectothermy; environmental factors; forests; habitats; heat tolerance; humans; lizards; meta-analysis; microclimate
- ... Human activities often replace native forests with warmer, modified habitats that represent novel thermal environments for biodiversity. Reducing biodiversity loss hinges upon identifying which species are most sensitive to the environmental conditions that result from habitat modification. Drawing on case studies and a meta‐analysis, we examined whether observed and modelled thermal traits, inclu ...