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Dirk Maes
Research Institute for Nature and Forest
BiodiversityEcologyGeographyIUCN Red ListBiology
190Publications
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#2Lander BaetenH-Index: 28
Last. Hans Van Dyck (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)H-Index: 37
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#1Michael J. Samways (Stellenbosch University)H-Index: 34
#2Philip S. Barton (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 21
Last. Caspar A. Hallmann (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 7
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Abstract The fate of humans and insects intertwine, especially through the medium of plants. Global environmental change, including land transformation and contamination, is causing concerning insect diversity loss, articulated in the companion review Scientists' warning to humanity on insect extinctions. Yet, despite a sound philosophical foundation, recognized ethical values, and scientific evidence, globally we are performing poorly at instigating effective insect conservation. As insects are...
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#1Femke Batsleer (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 1
#2Dries Bonte (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 35
Last. Martijn L. Vandegehuchte (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 13
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#2Claude BelpaireH-Index: 2
Last. Lieve VriensH-Index: 4
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#1Nigel A. D. Bourn (Butterfly Conservation)H-Index: 15
#2Dirk Maes (Research Institute for Nature and Forest)H-Index: 28
Last. James S. Pryke (Stellenbosch University)H-Index: 15
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#1Dirk Maes (Research Institute for Nature and Forest)H-Index: 28
#2Sam Ellis (Butterfly Conservation)H-Index: 3
Last. Nigel A. D. Bourn (Butterfly Conservation)H-Index: 15
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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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#1Dirk MaesH-Index: 28
#2Dimitri BrosensH-Index: 4
Last. Hugo VerreyckenH-Index: 13
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#1András Tartally (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 12
#2Jeremy A. Thomas (University of Oxford)H-Index: 39
Last. David R. Nash (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 21
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The range of hosts exploited by a parasite is determined by several factors, including host availability, infectivity and exploitability. Each of these can be the target of natural selection on bot...
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#1Dirk Maes (Butterfly Conservation)H-Index: 28
#2Rudi Verovnik (Butterfly Conservation)H-Index: 15
Last. Martin Warren (Butterfly Conservation)H-Index: 30
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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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#1Geert De KnijfH-Index: 8
#2Carine WilsH-Index: 4
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