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How landscape structure, land-use intensity and habitat diversity affect components of total arthropod diversity in agricultural landscapes
1. Agricultural intensification poses a serious threat to biodiversity as a consequence of increased land-use intensity, decreased landscape heterogeneity and reduced habitat diversity. AlthoughExpand
Quantifying the impact of environmental factors on arthropod communities in agricultural landscapes across organizational levels and spatial scales
1. In landscapes influenced by anthropogenic activities, such as intensive agriculture, knowledge of the relative importance and interaction of environmental factors on the composition and functionExpand
Adaptation of a polyphagous herbivore to a novel host plant extensively shapes the transcriptome of herbivore and host
Generalist arthropod herbivores rapidly adapt to a broad range of host plants. However, the extent of transcriptional reprogramming in the herbivore and its hosts associated with adaptation remainsExpand
Indicators for biodiversity in agricultural landscapes: a pan‐European study
Summary 1. In many European agricultural landscapes, species richness is declining considerably. Studies performed at a very large spatial scale are helpful in understanding the reasons for thisExpand
Effects of landscape structure and land-use intensity on similarity of plant and animal communities
Aim Species richness in itself is not always sufficient to evaluate land management strategies for nature conservation. The exchange of species between local communities may be affected by landscapeExpand
Relationship between fluctuating asymmetry and fitness within and between stressed and unstressed populations of the wolf spider Pirata piraticus
Although developmental instability, measured as fluctuating asymmetry (FA), is expected to be positively related to stress and negatively to fitness, empirical evidence is often lacking orExpand
De novo Transcriptome Assembly and SNP Discovery in the Wing Polymorphic Salt Marsh Beetle Pogonus chalceus (Coleoptera, Carabidae)
Background The salt marsh beetle Pogonus chalceus represents a unique opportunity to understand and study the origin and evolution of dispersal polymorphisms as remarkable inter-population divergenceExpand
The effects of forest patch size and matrix type on changes in carabid beetle assemblages in an urbanized landscape
In this study we compared ground beetles (Carabidae) from a range of different forest fragments along an urbanization gradient in Brussels, Belgium. We address the following questions: (i) How doesExpand
Assemblage structure and conservation value of spiders and carabid beetles from restored lowland river banks
We assessed the composition of spider and carabid beetle assemblages along river banks from the Common Meuse (Belgium) to determine their relationships with local topographical and landscape-relatedExpand
Pervasive effects of dispersal limitation on within- and among-community species richness in agricultural landscapes
Aim To determine whether the effect of habitat fragmentation and habitat heterogeneity on species richness at different spatial scales depends on the dispersal ability of the species assemblages andExpand