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Seasonal variability in the response of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) to a forest edge in a heterogeneous agricultural landscape in Japan
Understanding arthropod responses to forest edges is essential to understanding both the characteristics of agro-ecosystems and the potential ecosystem services provided by forests adjacent toExpand
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A Higher-Taxon Approach with Soil Invertebrates to Assessing Habitat Diversity in East Asian Rural Landscapes
Rural biodiversity in East Asia is at risk due to the loss of habitat diversity, and good indicators are needed to evaluate diverse habitats in rural landscapes. We examined whether the higher taxaExpand
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Butterfly assemblages in a traditional agricultural landscape: importance of secondary forests for conserving diversity, life history specialists and endemics
Satoyama, the traditional agricultural landscape in Japan, has drawn much attention from the viewpoint of biodiversity conservation. It is composed of diverse vegetation types, including secondaryExpand
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Effects of anthropogenic disturbances on the butterfly assemblage in an urban green area: the changes from 1990 to 2005 in Kanazawa Castle Park, Japan
Kanazawa Castle Park (KCP) is an isolated urban green area in Kanazawa, Japan. A mature forest had developed there since 1949, but it was partially deforested from 1996 to 1999. Moreover, most of theExpand
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Evaluating forest clear-cuts as alternative grassland habitats for plants and butterflies
Abstract Temperate semi-natural grasslands in Europe and East Asia have been rapidly declining and their conservation is urgently required. Although recent studies have indicated the importance ofExpand
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Butterfly responses to cultivated field abandonment are related with ecological traits in a temperate Japanese agricultural landscape
To examine the effects of cultivated field abandonment on butterfly assemblages, we investigated butterfly assemblages in seven local settlements with varying degrees of abandonment of cultivatedExpand
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How should we view temperate semi-natural grasslands? Insights from butterflies in Japan
Abstract In humid temperate regions, it has been commonly thought that closed forests represent original states and grasslands are unstable human artifacts that persist only as “semi-natural” states.Expand
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Associations between canopy openness, butterfly resources, butterfly richness and abundance along forest trails in planted and natural forests
Increasing the biodiversity in plantations of trees is an important issue because plantations have replaced many natural and semi-natural ecosystems worldwide. Therefore, identifying appropriateExpand
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Ground arthropod communities in paddy fields during the dry period: Comparison between different farming methods
Abstract The ground arthropod communities in paddy fields during the dry period and the effects of different farming methods adopted during the cropping season on these communities were evaluated.Expand
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The role of linear mown firebreaks in conserving butterfly diversity: Effects of adjacent vegetation and management
Semi‐natural grasslands are vital for maintaining grassland butterflies in Japan, as well as in Europe. However, severe decline in these grassland environments has recently attracted attention toExpand
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