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Spontaneous succession in limestone quarries as an effective restoration tool for endangered arthropods and plants
The results show that the high conservation potential of limestone quarries could be realized by allowing succession to progress spontaneously with minimal intervention, and active restoration measures at post-mining sites should be limited to maintenance of early successional stages, instead of acceleration of succession.
Comment on “High-resolution global maps of 21st-century forest cover change”
It is shown that the high-resolution global forest map published by Hansen et al. does not distinguish tropical forests from plantations and even herbaceous crops, which leads to a substantial underestimate of forest loss and compromises its value for local policy decisions.
Does closure of traditionally managed open woodlands threaten epigeic invertebrates? Effects of coppicing and high deer densities
Diversification of mowing regime increases arthropods diversity in species-poor cultural hay meadows
- O. Čížek, J. Zámečník, R. Tropek, P. Kočárek, M. Konvička
- Environmental ScienceJournal of Insect Conservation
- 1 April 2012
Agricultural intensification reduces the biodiversity of European farmlands. Hay meadows represent an important farmland habitat, traditionally used to produce hay. With decreased demand for hay, the…
Technical reclamations are wasting the conservation potential of post-mining sites. A case study of black coal spoil dumps
In search for a compromise between biodiversity conservation and human health protection in restoration of fly ash deposits: effect of anti-dust treatments on five groups of arthropods
- R. Tropek, Ilona Cerna, P. Šebek
- Environmental ScienceEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research
- 7 April 2016
Total soil cover depleted the unique environment of fly ash and thus destroyed the high conservation potential of the deposits, but partial coverage still offered habitats for many of the most threatened species, as it showed by both regression and multivariate analyses, with a decrease of wind erosion.
Local and landscape factors affecting communities of plants and diurnal Lepidoptera in black coal spoil heaps: Implications for restoration management
Predictions of marbled crayfish establishment in conurbations fulfilled: Evidences from the Czech Republic
These findings substantiate previous predictions that conurbations are likely to be the primary areas for marbled crayfish introductions and introduce a release from private aquaria, as these sites are popular for recreation activities.
Timed surveys and transect walks as comparable methods for monitoring butterflies in small plots
Whereas lineartransects will probably remain the method of choice for long-term monitoring programs employing armies of recorders, timedsurveys appear more appropriate for studies in which it is important to obtain the most comprehensive check-list of species occurring at study sites, which is often the case in conservation inventories in species rich regions with limited number of experienced researchers.
Can quarries supplement rare xeric habitats in a piedmont region? Spiders of the Blansky les Mts, Czech Republic
Although there is growing evidence that post‐industrial barrens such as quarries can harbour a substantial proportion of species diversity formerly associated with traditional rural landscapes, most…