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Towards an assessment of multiple ecosystem processes and services via functional traits
Managing ecosystems to ensure the provision of multiple ecosystem services is a key challenge for applied ecology. Functional traits are receiving increasing attention as the main ecological… Expand
Functional traits as indicators of biodiversity response to land use changes across ecosystems and organisms
Rigorous and widely applicable indicators of biodiversity are needed to monitor the responses of ecosystems to global change and design effective conservation schemes. Among the potential indicators… Expand
Handbook of protocols for standardized measurement of terrestrial invertebrate functional traits
Summary 1. Trait-based approaches are increasingly being used to test mechanisms underlying species assemblages and biotic interactions across a wide range of organisms including terrestrial… Expand
Identifying and prioritising services in European terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems
- P. Harrison, M. Vandewalle, +14 authors M. Zobel
- Biodiversity and Conservation
- 14 February 2010
Ecosystems are multifunctional and provide humanity with a broad array of vital services. Effective management of services requires an improved evidence base, identifying the role of ecosystems in… Expand
Avoidance tests with Collembola and earthworms as early screening tools for site-specific assessment of polluted soils.
- Tiago Natal da Luz, R. Ribeiro, J. P. Sousa
- Biology, Medicine
- Environmental toxicology and chemistry
- 1 September 2004
Avoidance tests with earthworms and collembolans were conducted to demonstrate their feasibility as early screening tools for assessing the toxic potential of metal-polluted soils. Four different… Expand
Indicators of biodiversity and ecosystem services: a synthesis across ecosystems and spatial scales
According to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, common indicators are needed to monitor the loss of biodiversity and the implications for the sustainable provision of ecosystem services. However, a… Expand
Measuring basal soil respiration across Europe: Do incubation temperature and incubation period matter?
The European Commission recognises the essential role of soil biology in soil functioning and delivery of ecosystem services, but information is currently lacking evaluate of how these vary across… Expand
Collembolan communities as bioindicators of land use intensification
Springtail communities (Hexapoda: Collembola) were sampled in the Morvan Nature Regional Park (Burgundy, France) in six land use units (LUUs) 1 km2 each, which had been selected in order to cover a… Expand
Haematozoa infections in a Great Tit Parus major population in Central Portugal: relationships with breeding effort and health
Blood parasites may act as modulators of their hosts' ecology, life histories and fitness. We studied the prevalence of Plasmodium sp., Haemoproteus sp. and Leucocytozoon sp. and their effects on… Expand
Effect of endosulfan and parathion on energy reserves and physiological parameters of the terrestrial isopod Porcellio dilatatus.
- S. Ribeiro, J. P. Sousa, A. Nogueira, A. Soares
- Biology, Medicine
- Ecotoxicology and environmental safety
- 1 June 2001
The in vivo effects of parathion and endosulfan on the isopod Porcellio dilatatus were investigated. Feeding parameters (food consumption and assimilation rates), growth, and energy reserves… Expand