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Protected area characteristics that help waterbirds respond to climate warming

Gaget, Elie ; Johnston, Alison ; Pavón-Jordán, Diego ; Lehikoinen, Aleksi S. LU ; Sandercock, Brett K. ; Soultan, Alaaeldin ; Božič, Luka ; Clausen, Preben ; Devos, Koen and Domsa, Cristi , et al. (2021) In Conservation Biology
Abstract

Protected area networks help species respond to climate warming. However, the contribution of a site's environmental and conservation-relevant characteristics to these responses is not well understood. We investigated how composition of nonbreeding waterbird communities (97 species) in the European Union Natura 2000 (N2K) network (3018 sites) changed in response to increases in temperature over 25 years in 26 European countries. We measured community reshuffling based on abundance time series collected under the International Waterbird Census relative to N2K sites’ conservation targets, funding, designation period, and management plan status. Waterbird community composition in sites explicitly designated to protect them and with... (More)

Protected area networks help species respond to climate warming. However, the contribution of a site's environmental and conservation-relevant characteristics to these responses is not well understood. We investigated how composition of nonbreeding waterbird communities (97 species) in the European Union Natura 2000 (N2K) network (3018 sites) changed in response to increases in temperature over 25 years in 26 European countries. We measured community reshuffling based on abundance time series collected under the International Waterbird Census relative to N2K sites’ conservation targets, funding, designation period, and management plan status. Waterbird community composition in sites explicitly designated to protect them and with management plans changed more quickly in response to climate warming than in other N2K sites. Temporal community changes were not affected by the designation period despite greater exposure to temperature increase inside late-designated N2K sites. Sites funded under the LIFE program had lower climate-driven community changes than sites that did not received LIFE funding. Our findings imply that efficient conservation policy that helps waterbird communities respond to climate warming is associated with sites specifically managed for waterbirds.

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adaptación climática, cambios en la distribución, climate adaptation, colonización, colonization, conservation policy, Directiva de Aves de la UE, distribution change, EU Birds Directive, humedal, LIFE program, políticas de conservación, programa LIFE, wetland
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Conservation Biology
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Wiley-Blackwell
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  • pmid:34927284
  • scopus:85124886771
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0888-8892
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10.1111/cobi.13877
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English
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  abstract     = {{<p>Protected area networks help species respond to climate warming. However, the contribution of a site's environmental and conservation-relevant characteristics to these responses is not well understood. We investigated how composition of nonbreeding waterbird communities (97 species) in the European Union Natura 2000 (N2K) network (3018 sites) changed in response to increases in temperature over 25 years in 26 European countries. We measured community reshuffling based on abundance time series collected under the International Waterbird Census relative to N2K sites’ conservation targets, funding, designation period, and management plan status. Waterbird community composition in sites explicitly designated to protect them and with management plans changed more quickly in response to climate warming than in other N2K sites. Temporal community changes were not affected by the designation period despite greater exposure to temperature increase inside late-designated N2K sites. Sites funded under the LIFE program had lower climate-driven community changes than sites that did not received LIFE funding. Our findings imply that efficient conservation policy that helps waterbird communities respond to climate warming is associated with sites specifically managed for waterbirds.</p>}},
  author       = {{Gaget, Elie and Johnston, Alison and Pavón-Jordán, Diego and Lehikoinen, Aleksi S. and Sandercock, Brett K. and Soultan, Alaaeldin and Božič, Luka and Clausen, Preben and Devos, Koen and Domsa, Cristi and Encarnação, Vitor and Faragó, Sándor and Fitzgerald, Niamh and Frost, Teresa and Gaudard, Clemence and Gosztonyi, Lívia and Haas, Fredrik and Hornman, Menno and Langendoen, Tom and Ieronymidou, Christina and Luigujõe, Leho and Meissner, Włodzimierz and Mikuska, Tibor and Molina, Blas and Musilová, Zuzana and Paquet, Jean Yves and Petkov, Nicky and Portolou, Danae and Ridzoň, Jozef and Sniauksta, Laimonas and Stīpniece, Antra and Teufelbauer, Norbert and Wahl, Johannes and Zenatello, Marco and Brommer, Jon E.}},
  issn         = {{0888-8892}},
  keywords     = {{adaptación climática; cambios en la distribución; climate adaptation; colonización; colonization; conservation policy; Directiva de Aves de la UE; distribution change; EU Birds Directive; humedal; LIFE program; políticas de conservación; programa LIFE; wetland}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  publisher    = {{Wiley-Blackwell}},
  series       = {{Conservation Biology}},
  title        = {{Protected area characteristics that help waterbirds respond to climate warming}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13877}},
  doi          = {{10.1111/cobi.13877}},
  year         = {{2021}},
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