Martin Wiemers
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
BiodiversityClimate changeEcologyLycaenidaeBiology
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#1Youri Martin (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)H-Index: 1
#2Hans Van Dyck (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)H-Index: 38
Last. Nicolas TiteuxH-Index: 16
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#1Martin Wiemers (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)H-Index: 18
#2Nicolas Chazot (Lund University)H-Index: 6
Last. Niklas Wahlberg (Lund University)H-Index: 46
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With the aim of supporting ecological analyses in butterflies, the third most species-rich superfamily of Lepidoptera, this paper presents the first time-calibrated phylogeny of all 496 extant butterfly species in Europe, including 18 very localized endemics for which no public DNA sequences had been available previously. It is based on a concatenated alignment of the mitochondrial gene COI and up to 11 nuclear gene fragments, using Bayesian inference of phylogeny. To avoid analytical biases tha...
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#1Leonardo Dapporto (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 28
#2Alessandro Cini (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 16
Last. Roger Vila (UPF: Pompeu Fabra University)H-Index: 30
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: Understanding the dynamics of biodiversity, including the spatial distribution of genetic diversity, is critical for predicting responses to environmental changes, as well as for effective conservation measures. This task requires tracking changes in biodiversity at large spatial scales and correlating with species functional traits. We provide three comprehensive resources to understand the determinants for mitochondrial DNA differentiation represented by (a) 15,609 COI sequences and (b) 14 t...
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#1Chensheng Zhang (NWAFU: Northwest A&F University)H-Index: 1
#2Josef Settele (UP: University of the Philippines)H-Index: 60
Last. Oliver Schweiger (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)H-Index: 40
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How species respond to environmental change is a fundamental question in ecology and species traits can help to tackle this question. In this study, we analyze how the functional structure of species assemblages changes with selected environmental variables along an elevational gradient. In particular, we used species traits of local butterfly communities (body size, voltinism, overwintering stages, and host specificity) in a national nature reserve in China to assess the impacts of temperature,...
#1Zdenek FricH-Index: 15
#2Jana Maresova (Sewanee: The University of the South)H-Index: 2
Last. Martin Wiemers (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)H-Index: 18
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#1Dirk Maes (Butterfly Conservation)H-Index: 28
#2Rudi Verovnik (Butterfly Conservation)H-Index: 16
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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#1Josef Settele (UPLB: University of the Philippines Los Baños)H-Index: 60
#2Joachim H. Spangenberg (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)H-Index: 36
Last. Martin Wiemers (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)H-Index: 18
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LEGATO stands for “Land-use intensity and Ecological EnGineering—Assessment Tools for risks and Opportunities in irrigated rice based production systems.”
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#1Martin Wiemers (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)H-Index: 18
#2Emilio Balletto (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 20
Last. Rudi Verovnik (University of Ljubljana)H-Index: 16
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This paper presents an updated checklist of the butterflies of Europe, together with their original name combinations, and their occurrence status in each European country. According to this checklist, 496 species of the superfamily Papilionoidea occur in Europe. Changes in comparison with the last version (2.6.2) of Fauna Europaea are discussed. Compared to that version, 16 species are new additions, either due to cryptic species most of which have been discovered by molecular methods (13 cases...
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#1Chensheng Zhang (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)H-Index: 1
#2Alexander Harpke (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)H-Index: 13
Last. Oliver Schweiger (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)H-Index: 40
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Abstract Transect counts are one of the most popular approaches to assess and monitor butterfly diversity, especially with the background of biodiversity loss. This method was developed in Europe, but its transferability is seldom tested across the world. To assess transferability, we compared butterfly richness estimates based on transect counts in Spain, Germany and central China, a region with a considerably different biogeographic history and more diverse butterfly fauna compared to Europe. ...
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#1Ebrima S. Dem (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 1
#2Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 13
Last. Josef Settele (UPLB: University of the Philippines Los Baños)H-Index: 60
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This study relies on the Flying Beauties Citizen Science project conducted in the Philippines to assess personal motivations and learning outcomes of volunteers who were involved in documenting butterflies and dragonflies in rice ecosystems. While evaluation of motivations of volunteers in Citizen Science is not new, at least in affluent western countries, little is done in investigating volunteers’ motivations and learning outcomes of Citizen Science projects in low-income countries. Using surv...
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