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Pollinating Flies (Diptera): A major contribution to plant diversity and agricultural production
Abstract Diptera are one of the three largest and most diverse animal groups in the world. As an often neglected but important group of pollinators, they play a significant role in agrobiodiversityExpand
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FLIES AND FLOWERS III: ECOLOGY OF FORAGING AND POLLINATION
Diptera are important flower visitors and pollinators for many plant species and in a variety of habitats. Although Diptera are not as well studied as other groups of pollinators, there is a growingExpand
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Pollination ecology in the 21st Century: Key questions for future research
To inspire new ideas in research on pollination ecology, we list the most important unanswered questions in the field. This list was drawn up by contacting 170 scientists from different areas ofExpand
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Predictors of elevational biodiversity gradients change from single taxa to the multi-taxa community level
The factors determining gradients of biodiversity are a fundamental yet unresolved topic in ecology. While diversity gradients have been analysed for numerous single taxa, progress towards generalExpand
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Climate–land-use interactions shape tropical mountain biodiversity and ecosystem functions
Agriculture and the exploitation of natural resources have transformed tropical mountain ecosystems across the world, and the consequences of these transformations for biodiversity and ecosystemExpand
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ASSESSING THE CONSERVATION STATUS OF EUROPEAN UNION HABITATS – RESULTS OF THE COMMUNITY REPORT WITH A CASE STUDY OF THE GERMAN NATIONAL REPORT
The EU Habitats Directive requires all member states to report every 6 years on the implementation of the Directive. The report covering the period 2000 – 2006 included for the first time anExpand
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NATURA 2000 AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF PLANT SYNTAXA IN GERMANY
The site selection for the Natura 2000 network of protected sites under the EU-Habitats Directive is accomplished for Germany. An analysis of its implications for the protection of plant syntaxa isExpand
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A Contribution to the Syrphidae (Diptera) fauna of Cameroon, with a Preliminary Checklist of the Family
ABSTRACT This paper presents results of a study of the Syrphidae fauna of Cameroon, based largely on an expedition to that country conducted in May 2006. Sixty-three species of Syrphidae wereExpand
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Paragus caligneus sp. nov., a new Afrotropical species of flower fly (Diptera: Syrphidae)
A new species of flower fly (Diptera: Syrphidae) is described, Paragus caligneus sp. nov. A full description with images is given, as well as a species key for the subgenus Afroparagus Vujic &Expand
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