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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 largeExpand
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Wildfires and the expansion of threatened farmland birds: the ortolan bunting Emberiza hortulana in Mediterranean landscapes
Summary 1. It has been argued that wildfires are one of the major agents involved in landscape transformation in many European regions and their impact is expected to increase in the near future.Expand
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Butterfly species richness in the north-west Mediterranean Basin: the role of natural and human-induced factors
Aim  We developed a model enabling us to evaluate the contribution of both natural and human-related factors to butterfly species richness in Catalonia, a Mediterranean area that harbours one of theExpand
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Colonization of dynamic Mediterranean landscapes: where do birds come from after fire?
Aim Two main mechanisms may explain post-disturbance species colonization patterns of early successional habitats such as those originated by wildfires. First, post-disturbance colonization is notExpand
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Bird assemblages in forest fragments within Mediterranean mosaics created by wild fires
The role of habitat heterogeneity as a key factor in determining species pools in habitat mosaics has been acknowledged, but we still know little on the relative importance of the differentExpand
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Forest bird diversity in Mediterranean areas affected by wildfires: a multi‐scale approach
Fire is a key mechanism creating and maintaining habitat heterogeneity in Mediterranean landscapes by turning continuous woody landscapes into mosaics of forests and shrublands. Due to the longExpand
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Does fire increase the spatial heterogeneity of bird communities in Mediterranean landscapes
The occurrence of large burnt areas has increased considerably in southern Europe in recent years. In order to design management plans to prevent large wildfires while preserving biodiversity,Expand
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BIRD COMMUNITY SUCCESSION AFTER FIRE IN A DRY MEDI- TERRANEAN SHRUBLAND
) started bird successional stud-ies in the Mediterranean Basin and showed thattrends in bird populations were dependent on howvegetation regenerated. Thus, bird communitiesreached pre-fire speciesExpand
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A new exotic bird in Europe: recent spread and potential range of Red‐billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea in Catalonia (northeast Iberian Peninsula)
Capsule Following recent introduction in Spain, Red‐billed Leiothrix have the potential to attain a wide distribution in Catalonia and probably in other parts of Europe. Aim To investigate past,Expand
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Assessing the response of open-habitat bird species to landscape changes in Mediterranean mosaics
In Mediterranean landscapes, wildfires and land abandonment lead to major landscape modifications primarily by favouring the presence of open, shrub-like habitats. At present, we know very little ofExpand
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