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Adult demography, spatial distribution and movements of Zerynthia polyxena (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) in a dense network of permanent habitats
Adult fidelity to stands of host-plants in sunny positions indicates that the spatial distributions of oviposition sites, mate- locating sites and larval habitats of Z. polyxena overlap, which is the key factor for maintaining permanent habitats for this species in a grassland biotope.
Integrating ongoing biodiversity monitoring: potential benefits and methods
This contribution aims to bolster the practice and use of integration of ongoing monitoring initiatives for biodiversity assessment with an overview of avenues for integration along the four dimensions that characterize a monitoring design: sample size, biological coverage, spatial coverage and temporal coverage.
Oviposition preferences of a threatened butterfly Leptidea morsei (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) at the western border of its range
  • Tatjana Čelik
  • Environmental Science
    Journal of Insect Conservation
  • 30 April 2013
The most important factors affecting egg-placement are sun exposure and the size of L. niger stands at ovipositing sites, leaf exposure on the plant in vertical and horizontal directions, leaf age and the leaf parts where the risk of leaf and egg desiccation is lower (leaf level).
Winter-green host-plants, litter quantity and vegetation structure are key determinants of habitat quality for Coenonympha oedippus in Europe
This study combined field observations from three European countries with breeding experiments under field conditions to identify oviposition and larval preferences of Coenonympha oedippus at the micro-scale level across contrasting habitat types (wet vs. dry).
Adherence to COVID-19 mitigation measures: The role of sociodemographic and personality factors
This study investigated the perception and adherence to mitigation measures during the pandemic by examining their trends across several sociodemographic categories and personality dimensions, and found agreementableness, energy, and emotional stability correlated positively with adherence to basic guidelines.
COVID-19 Pandemic and Lockdown: Associations With Personality and Stress Components.
Results of the multiple regression models indicated that low emotional stability and introversion, and high conscientiousness, common conflicts with loved ones, and some demographics correspond to elevated stress, whereas opposite results were found for emotional stability.
Microtopography determines the habitat quality of a threatened peatland butterfly at its southern range margin
Knowledge of the ecology of pre-adult stages of an organism at its species’ range margins is a prerequisite for conserving species, especially for understanding its responses to future climate
Latitudinal variation in soil nematode communities under climate warming‐related range‐expanding and native plants
Examination of nematode communities in the rhizospheres of four range‐expanding and four congeneric native species along a 2,000 km latitudinal transect from South‐Eastern to North‐Western Europe concludes that variation in Nematode community composition with increasing latitude occurs for both range‐Expanding and native plant species and that some range-expanding plant species may become released from root‐feeding nematodes in the new range.
Range-expansion effects on the belowground plant microbiome
Analysing soil and rhizosphere microbial communities across a latitudinal gradient from southern to central Europe, the authors show that the belowground microbiomes of range-expanding plant species become more similar the further they are from their native range.