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Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers.
- S. Potts, J. Biesmeijer, C. Kremen, P. Neumann, O. Schweiger, W. Kunin
- Biology, Medicine
- Trends in ecology & evolution
- 1 June 2010
Pollinators are a key component of global biodiversity, providing vital ecosystem services to crops and wild plants. There is clear evidence of recent declines in both wild and domesticated… Expand
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. Although… Expand
Differences in the climatic debts of birds and butterflies at a continental scale
Climate changes have profound effects on the distribution of numerous plant and animal species(1-3). However, whether and how different taxonomic groups are able to track climate changes at large… Expand
Life-history traits predict species responses to habitat area and isolation: a cross-continental synthesis.
There is a lack of quantitative syntheses of fragmentation effects across species and biogeographic regions, especially with respect to species life-history traits. We used data from 24 independent… Expand
Climate change impacts on bumblebees converge across continents
Bucking the trend Responses to climate change have been observed across many species. There is a general trend for species to shift their ranges poleward or up in elevation. Not all species, however,… Expand
Climatic Risk Atlas of European Butterflies
Climate change can cause spatial mismatch of trophically interacting species.
- O. Schweiger, J. Settele, Otakar Kudrna, S. Klotz, I. Kühn
- Environmental Science, Medicine
- 1 December 2008
Climate change is one of the most influential drivers of biodiversity. Species-specific differences in the reaction to climate change can become particularly important when interacting species are… Expand
Phylogenetic diversity and nature conservation: where are we?
To date, there is little evidence that phylogenetic diversity has contributed to nature conservation. Here, we discuss the scientific justification of using phylogenetic diversity in conservation and… Expand
Challenging urban species diversity: contrasting phylogenetic patterns across plant functional groups in Germany.
Cities are hotspots of plant species richness, harboring more species than their rural surroundings, at least over large enough scales. However, species richness does not necessarily cover all… 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 function… Expand