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The macroecology of landscape ecology

Banks-Leite, C; Betts, MG; Ewers, RM; Orme, CDL; Pigot, AL; (2022) The macroecology of landscape ecology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution , 37 (6) pp. 480-487. 10.1016/j.tree.2022.01.005. Green open access

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Abstract

One of landscape ecology's main goals is to unveil how biodiversity is impacted by habitat transformation. However, the discipline suffers from significant context dependency in observed spatial and temporal trends, hindering progress towards understanding the mechanisms driving species declines and preventing the development of accurate estimates of future biodiversity change. Here, we discuss recent evidence that populations’ and species’ responses to habitat change at the landscape scale are modulated by factors and processes occurring at macroecological scales, such as historical disturbance rates, distance to geographic range edges, and climatic suitability. We suggest that placing landscape ecology studies in a macroecological lens will help to explain seemingly inconsistent results and will ultimately create better predictive models to help mitigate the biodiversity crisis.

Type: Article
Title: The macroecology of landscape ecology
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2022.01.005
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2022.01.005
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: biodiversity models, centre–periphery hypothesis, drivers of biodiversity loss, extinction-filter hypothesis, physiological tolerance hypothesis
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Genetics, Evolution and Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10147513
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