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Jasmin Mantilla-Contreras
University of Hildesheim
28Publications
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#1D. SchuBler (University of Hildesheim)
#2J. Salmona (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)
Last.Amaia Iribar (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)H-Index: 8
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Species delimitation is ever more critical for assessing biodiversity in threatened regions of the world, with cryptic species offering one of the greatest challenges. Our study focuses on a conservation hotspot in northeastern Madagascar where at least five species of mouse lemur (Microcebus spp.) occur, some of them in sympatry. One of these, M. jonahi, is described here as new to science and is accompanied by a complete genome. While morphometric analyses confirmed the cryptic nature of taxa,...
#1Dominik SchüßlerH-Index: 1
#2Torsten RichterH-Index: 4
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Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot under threat, with about 80% of the population living below the poverty line and dependent on the use of diminishing local resources. Environmental education (EE) can act as an important tool for biodiversity conservation, however, its implementation is challenging in low-income countries. Here, we provide a review of 248 EE interventions throughout Madagascar. We highlight how EE can promote pro-environmental behaviors and show the major obstacles it faces, ...
#1Michael Kleyer (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 31
#2Juliane Trinogga (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 3
Last.Martin Maier (University of Oldenburg)H-Index: 3
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1. Correlations among plant traits often reflect important trade‐offs or allometric relationships in biological functions like carbon gain, support, water uptake, and reproduction that are associated with different plant organs. Whether trait correlations can be aggregated to “spectra” or “leading dimensions,” whether these dimensions are consistent across plant organs, spatial scale, and growth forms are still open questions.2. To illustrate the current state of knowledge, we constructed a netw...
#1Dominik Schüßler (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 1
#2Ute RadespielH-Index: 24
Last.Jasmin Mantilla-Contreras (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 8
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Abstract A majority of Madagascar's iconic lemurs ( Primates , Strepsirrhini ) is threatened with extinction due to anthropogenic activities like land use change (deforestation) and bushmeat hunting. We used a multivariate approach combining land cover mapping, vegetation/degradation monitoring, the degree of anthropogenic disturbance and the status of forest protection by the local community to model their impact on lemur diversity, population densities and encounter rates within a rural area o...
#1Stephanie Stiegel (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 1
#2Jasmin Mantilla-Contreras (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 8
Morphological and functional leaf traits like leaf toughness and nutrient content are essentially influenced by the environment, especially through light and climatic conditions. Varying light conditions have been identified as a significant predictor for the variation of many leaf traits. However, the leaf acclimation to light is suggested to be of secondary importance. The aim of the experimental study was to analyse environmental effects (microclimate and soil moisture), which are present in ...
Environmental and leaf trait effects on herbivory are supposed to vary among different feeding guilds. Herbivores also show variability in their preferences for plant ontogenetic stages. Along the vertical forest gradient, environmental conditions change, and trees represent juvenile and adult individuals in the understorey and canopy, respectively. This study was conducted in ten forests sites in Central Germany for the enrichment of canopy research in temperate forests. Arthropod herbivory of ...
#1Julia T. Treitler (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 1
#2Tim Drissen (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 1
Last.Jasmin Mantilla-Contreras (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 8
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Background Endozoochory is, in grazing systems, a substantial vector for seed dispersal. It can play an important role in vegetation dynamics, especially in colonization processes through seed input on the vegetation and on the soil seed bank. We investigated the endozoochorous seed input of donkeys and goats on a semi-natural island ecosystem in the Mediterranean. Through germination experiments, we assessed the viable seed content of the dung of these grazing animals to estimate their suitabil...
#1Pina Lena Lammers (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 1
#2Torsten Richter (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 4
Last.Jasmin Mantilla-Contreras (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 8
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Abstract Nature conservation in tropical developing countries is particularly challenging as the human population is highly dependent on natural resources. Several approaches, such as small-scale, community-based conservation projects aiming to generate benefits for the community, have been applied to alleviate poverty and at the same time promote conservation. In Madagascar such projects are considered a promising alternative as large-scale conservation often fails. However, few evaluations to ...
#1Julia T. Treitler (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 1
#2Jörn BuseH-Index: 9
Last.Jasmin Mantilla-Contreras (University of Hildesheim)H-Index: 8
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Dung beetles highly depend on the ephemeral microhabitat dung which is food resource and larval habitat at the same time. Environmental conditions surrounding a dung pad, such as vegetation structure, have an impact on dung beetle assemblages. We investigated the influence of dung conditions and surrounding habitat characteristics on Mediterranean dung beetle assemblages in a permanently grazed landscape in northern Sardinia. We sampled the dung beetle assemblages of donkey and horse dung in thr...
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