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#1Matthias Tschumi (Lund University)H-Index: 3
#2Klaus BirkhoferH-Index: 31
Last. Johan Ekroos (Lund University)H-Index: 22
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Abstract Increasing landscape complexity can mitigate negative effects of agricultural intensification on biodiversity by offering resources complementary to those provided in arable fields. In particular, grazed semi-natural grasslands and woody elements support farmland birds, but little is known about their relative effects on bird diversity and community composition. In addition, the relative importance of local habitat versus landscape composition remains unclear. We investigated how the pr...
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#1Sylvain Coq (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)H-Index: 8
#2Johanne Nahmani (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)H-Index: 14
Last. Jean-François David (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)H-Index: 12
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Abstract Plant traits are known to control litter decomposition rates through afterlife effects on litter quality. Land-use practices that modify plant traits, e.g. livestock grazing and soil fertilization, also have cascading effects on litter decomposition. However, almost all studies of these afterlife effects ignored the role of soil detritivores in the decomposition processes. We explored how the feeding activities of a macroarthropod modify microbial activity in leaf litter. Dead leaves fr...
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Abstract The greatest threat to biodiversity is the alteration and destruction of habitats, and one of the causes is tree plantation, which normally are monospecific and unnatural high-density forest stands. In Spain these contain mainly Pinus species, and cover 25% of the forested area. Due to their dense canopy cover, these monocultures harbor poor communities in terms of species richness and abundance of other organisms, such as reptiles. In November 2014, wind storms affected a pine plantati...
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#1Clémence Chaudron (François Rabelais University)H-Index: 3
#2Rémi Perronne (Université Paris-Saclay)H-Index: 7
Last. Thierry Rattier (La Roche College)
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Abstract Herbaceous boundaries adjacent to arable fields can deliver ecosystem services not sufficiently provided at the field scale, as well as disservices such as increased weed pressure. The levels of services and disservices depend on the management regime implemented in these boundaries. Our study was conducted in Western France, where herbaceous boundaries of many arable fields constitute the road verge, and various mowing regimes were tested for conservation purposes. Until now, most stud...
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#1Kedar DevkotaH-Index: 1
#2Charles Fernando dos Santos (PUCRS: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul)H-Index: 6
Last. Betina Blochtein (PUCRS: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul)H-Index: 15
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Abstract Mustard fields (Brassica campestris: Brassicaceae) are mass flowering crops attracting a wide diversity of flower-visiting insects. Many studies have shown that the diversity of insects is higher near forest fragments than farer away from the forest edge and that Apis-bees numerically dominate such ecosystems. In this study, we investigated how insect diversity changes with distance from the forest edge (100 m, 1100 m, 2100 m) in mustard crop fields in Nepal. The effects of distance on ...
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#1Sam S. Cruickshank (WSL: Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research)H-Index: 5
#1Sam S. Cruickshank (WSL: Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research)
Last. Ariel Bergamini (WSL: Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research)H-Index: 6
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Abstract Species monitoring plays an important role in determining whether conservation targets are being met. However, monitoring programs can be costly and logistically demanding. When site characteristics are strongly linked to species’ status, managers may instead choose to monitor the site characteristics themselves as a surrogate of species status. In this study, we modelled the occupancy status and abundance of pond-breeding amphibians across a network of protected areas across Switzerlan...
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