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Spontaneous succession in limestone quarries as an effective restoration tool for endangered arthropods and plants
Summary 1. The view of post-mining sites is rapidly changing among ecologists and conservationists, as sensitive restoration using spontaneous succession may turn such sites into biodiversityExpand
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Technical reclamations are wasting the conservation potential of post-mining sites. A case study of black coal spoil dumps
Despite the increasing evidence that post-mining sites often provide biodiversity refuges in anthropogenically impacted landscapes, thus offering valuable analogues of natural habitats, technocraticExpand
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When the Body Hides the Ancestry: Phylogeny of Morphologically Modified Epizoic Earwigs Based on Molecular Evidence
Here, we present a study regarding the phylogenetic positions of two enigmatic earwig lineages whose unique phenotypic traits evolved in connection with ectoparasitic relationships with mammals.Expand
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Ovaries and phylogeny of dermapterans once more: Ovarian characters support paraphyly of Spongiphoridae
The Dermaptera is an insect order with ca. 2200 described species classified in 11 families. Interestingly, recent morphological and molecular data suggest that at least three dermapteran familiesExpand
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Rovnokřídlí (Insecta: Orthoptera) České republiky
Rovnokřidli jsou velmi napadnou a na obecne urovni dosti povědomou skupinou hmyzu. Avsak publikace, ktera by rovnokřidle přibližila siroke odborne veřejnosti, dosud nebyla v nasi literatuřeExpand
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Morphology of the ovarioles and the mode of oogenesis of Arixenia esau support the inclusion of Arixeniina to the Eudermaptera
The Dermaptera is a small insect order, traditionally divided into three separate taxa: the Hemimerina, Arixeniina and Forficulina. The first two suborders are highly modified and adapted for epizoicExpand
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A case of viviparity in a tropical non-parasitizing earwig (Dermaptera Spongiphoridae)
Hitherto studied species of non-parasitizing earwigs are oviparous and ovoviviparity has been found in only one species, Marava arachidis (Yersin 1860). Earwigs lay eggs and then exhibit maternalExpand
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Management of semi-natural grasslands benefiting both plant and insect diversity: The importance of heterogeneity and tradition
Abstract Biodiversity of semi-natural grasslands depends on the management practices used. However, management systems suitable for one taxon, such as plants, can be detrimental to other taxa, suchExpand
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Recent expansions of the bush-crickets Phaneroptera falcata and Phaneroptera nana (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) in the Czech Republic
Phaneroptera falcata was known to be widespread only in southern and central Moravia till the year 2000. During the last years, quick expansion to northern Moravia and Silesia (Moravian-SilesianExpand
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