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MAXENT is now a common species distribution modeling (SDM) tool used by conservation practitioners for predicting the distribution of a species from a set of records and environmental predictors. However, datasets of species occurrence used to train the model are often biased in the geographical space because of unequal sampling effort across the study(More)
Studies of Hordeum vulgare subsp. spontaneum, the wild progenitor of cultivated barley, have mostly relied on materials collected decades ago and maintained since then ex situ in germplasm repositories. We analyzed spatial genetic variation in wild barley populations collected rather recently, exploring sequence variations at seven single-copy nuclear loci,(More)
Butterflies are strongly declining on grassland habitats of Central Europe. Therefore, the success of conservation measures on high quality grassland habitats is controversially discussed. We compared the changes in butterfly diversity and community structure on six managed calcareous grasslands with eight unmanaged vineyard fallows. We obtained strong(More)
The climatic cycles of the Quaternary, during which global mean annual temperatures have regularly changed by 5-10°C, provide a special opportunity for studying the rate, magnitude, and effects of geographic responses to changing climates. During the Quaternary, high- and mid-latitude species were extirpated from regions that were covered by ice or(More)
Applications and research efforts in Mobile Learning constitute a growing field in the area of Technology Enhanced Learning. However, despite a permanent increase of mobile internet accessibility and availability of mobile devices over the past years, a mobile learning environment that is easy to use, widely accepted by teachers and learners, uses(More)
The intensification of agricultural land use over wide parts of Europe has led to the decline of semi-natural habitats, such as extensively used meadows, with those that remain often being small and isolated. These rapid changes in land use during recent decades have strongly affected populations inhabiting these ecosystems. Increasing habitat deterioration(More)
An erroneous range for the LDA overlap analyses in multivariate E-space was stated in the methods section (subsection: Comparison of climatic niches). Instead of a range of 0 (no overlap) to 1 (total overlap), the parameter ranges only from 0 (no overlap) to 0.5 (total overlap). Due to random group predictions when two groups cover identical E-space, the(More)
Species often respond differently to identical environmental changes. Such different responses might be the consequence of varying ecological requirements and tolerances of specialists compared to generalists. We selected two closely related burnet moth species with contrasting ecological requirements: Zygaena carniolica is restricted to semi-natural(More)
Ontology support has been incorporated into a design environment for inquiry learning scenarios in the context of an ongoing European project. The underlying ontology is being elaborated as an interdisciplinary agreement on basic concepts, their relationships and attributes between designers and developers. The ontology encapsulates concepts such as "(More)