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Chris van Swaay
Butterfly Conservation
59Publications
23H-index
2,518Citations
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Published on Jun 1, 2019in Biological Conservation 4.66
Arco J. van Strien22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Statistics Netherlands),
Chris van Swaay23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Butterfly Conservation)
+ 2 AuthorsMichiel F. WallisDeVries24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Butterfly Conservation)
Abstract Opportunistic butterfly records from 1890 to 2017 were analysed to quantitatively estimate the overall long-term change in occurrence of butterfly species in the Netherlands. For 71 species, we assessed trends in the number of occupied 5 km × 5 km sites by applying a modified List Length method, which takes into account changes in observation effort. We summarised the species trends in a Multi-Species Indicator (MSI) by taking the geometric mean of the species indices. Between 1890–1930...
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Published on Apr 1, 2019in Journal of Insect Conservation 1.56
Dirk Maes27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Research Institute for Nature and Forest),
Sam Ellis3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Butterfly Conservation)
+ 12 AuthorsSofie Verhulst1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Antwerp)
The Chequered Skipper Carterocephalus palaemon inhabits a variety of habitats in NW Europe: heathlands, wet grasslands and chalk grasslands, usually at woodland edges and wide rides and glades in different types of woodlands. It mainly uses broadleaved grasses such as Molinia, Calamagrostis and Brachypodium as host plants. The species became extinct in England in 1976 and an earlier reintroduction attempt in 1995–1999 was unsuccessful. Using species distribution models, we located potential sour...
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Published on Apr 1, 2019in Journal of Insect Conservation 1.56
Dirk Maes27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Research Institute for Nature and Forest),
Rudi Verovnik14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Butterfly Conservation)
+ 66 AuthorsSue Collins7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Butterfly Conservation)
Red Lists are very valuable tools in nature conservation at global, continental and (sub-) national scales. In an attempt to prioritise conservation actions for European butterflies, we compiled a database with species lists and Red Lists of all European countries, including the Macaronesian archipelagos (Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands). In total, we compiled national species lists for 42 countries and national Red Lists for 34 of these. The most species-rich countries in Europe are Italy, R...
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Published on Dec 31, 2018in ZooKeys 1.08
Martin Wiemers16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ),
Emilio Balletto18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Turin)
+ 9 AuthorsAlbert Vliegenthart3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Butterfly Conservation)
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Published on Dec 1, 2017in Global Ecology and Biogeography 5.96
Simon C. Mills1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Tom H. Oliver26
Estimated H-index: 26
+ 10 AuthorsReto Schmucki9
Estimated H-index: 9
Aim: The aim was to assess the sensitivity of butterfly population dynamics to variation in weather conditions across their geographical ranges, relative to sensitivity to density dependence, and determine whether sensitivity is greater towards latitudinal range margins. Location: Europe. Time period: 1980–2014. Major taxa studied: Butterflies. Methods: We use long-term (35 years) butterfly monitoring data from > 900 sites, ranging from Finland to Spain, grouping sites into 2° latitudinal bands....
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Published on Dec 1, 2017in Diversity and Distributions 4.61
Nicolas Titeux13
Estimated H-index: 13
,
Dirk Maes27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Butterfly Conservation)
+ 13 AuthorsChris van Swaay23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Butterfly Conservation)
Aim Species distribution models built with geographically restricted data often fail to capture the full range of conditions experienced by species across their entire distribution area. Using such models to predict distribution shifts under future environmental change may, therefore, produce biased projections. However, restricted-scale models have the potential to include a larger sample of taxa for which distribution data are available and to provide finer-resolution projections that are bett...
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Published on Sep 1, 2017in Biological Conservation 4.66
Vânia Proença14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Instituto Superior Técnico),
Laura J. Martin10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Harvard University)
+ 13 AuthorsRichard D. Gregory39
Estimated H-index: 39
(The Lodge)
Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) consolidate information from varied biodiversity observation sources. Here we demonstrate the links between data sources, EBVs and indicators and discuss how different sources of biodiversity observations can be harnessed to inform EBVs. We classify sources of primary observations into four types: extensive and intensive monitoring schemes, ecological field studies and satellite remote sensing. We characterize their geographic, taxonomic and temporal cover...
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Published on Aug 1, 2017in Biological Conservation 4.66
Michiel F. WallisDeVries24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Butterfly Conservation),
Chris van Swaay23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Butterfly Conservation)
Abstract The impacts of nitrogen deposition (N) on animal communities are still poorly understood in comparison to plant communities. Long-term monitoring of community changes may contribute to this understanding, complementing experimental studies on underlying mechanisms. Butterflies are particularly suitable for such analyses, because the different species cover a broad gradient of productivity, their ecological traits are well-known, monitoring data are available in a growing number of count...
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Published on Jun 1, 2017in Journal of Insect Conservation 1.56
Tijl Essens1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Butterfly Conservation),
Frank van Langevelde29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Wageningen University and Research Centre)
+ 2 AuthorsMichiel F. WallisDeVries24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Butterfly Conservation)
In drawing up Red Lists, the extinction risks of butterflies and other insects are currently assessed mainly by using information on trends in distribution and abundance. Incorporating information on species traits may increase our ability to predict species responses to environmental change and, hence, their vulnerability. We summarized ecologically relevant life-history and climatic niche traits in principal components, and used these to explain the variation in five vulnerability indicators (...
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Published on Jan 1, 2017
Henrique M. Pereira34
Estimated H-index: 34
(Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg),
Jayne Belnap67
Estimated H-index: 67
(United States Geological Survey)
+ 8 AuthorsDirk S. Schmeller30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)
The Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) is developing a monitoring framework around a set of Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) which aims at facilitating data integration, spatial scaling and contributing to the filling of gaps. Here we build on this framework to explore the monitoring of EBV classes at the species level: species populations, species traits and community composition. We start by discussing cross-cutting issues on species monitoring such a...
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