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How landscape structure, land-use intensity and habitat diversity affect components of total arthropod diversity in agricultural landscapes
The total landscape species richness of all groups was most strongly affected by increased proximity of semi-natural habitat patches and the effect of increased habitat diversity appeared to be of secondary importance to total species richness but caused a shift in the relative contribution of α and β diversity towards the latter. Expand
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
Low propensity for aerial dispersal in specialist spiders from fragmented landscapes
Investigation of interspecific variation in the ballooning–initiating tiptoe behaviour as it is linked to spider dispersal performance indicates that ballooning performance is negatively related to habitat specialization in spiders from patchy grey dunes, so habitat specialists are characterized by poorly developed dispersal behaviour. Expand
Understanding the impact of flooding on trait-displacements and shifts in assemblage structure of predatory arthropods on river banks.
The results indicate that mainly riparian species are disfavoured by either too high or too low degrees of disturbance, whereas eurytopic species benefit from increased flooding. Expand
Beach nourishment: an ecologically sound coastal defence alternative? A review
Even though beach nouiishmeilt is generally considered as an environment-friendly option for coastal protection and beach restoration, sizeable impacts on several beach ecosystem con~ponentsExpand
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
Integrating environmental conditions and functional life-history traits for riparian arthropod conservation planning
River banks are naturally disturbed habitats, in which local flood events and the landscape structure are expected to govern riparian species assemblages. Not solely effects of flooding per se, butExpand
An analysis of the spider assemblage structure and the presence of indicator species in the Flemish coastal dunes is presented, based on data from more than 170 year-round pitfall sampling campaigns from the 1970s onwards. Expand
Assemblage structure and conservation value of spiders and carabid beetles from restored lowland river banks
The authors' analysis revealed that the presence of xerothermic spider species was limited to scarcely covered, less dynamic gravel banks, while riparian carabid beetles were dominant on all sampled banks, and distinct ecological groups are differently ordered along the prime environmental gradients. Expand