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Persistent negative effects of pesticides on biodiversity and biological control potential on European farmland
Delivery of crop pollination services is an insufficient argument for wild pollinator conservation
It is shown that, while the contribution of wild bees to crop production is significant, service delivery is restricted to a limited subset of all known bee species, suggesting that cost-effective management strategies to promote crop pollination should target a different set of species than management Strategies to promote threatened bees.
Spatial genetic structure of a small rodent in a heterogeneous landscape
- B. Gauffre, A. Estoup, V. Bretagnolle, J. Cosson
- Environmental ScienceMolecular ecology
- 1 November 2008
This study investigated the population genetic structure and gene flow pattern for the common vole in a heterogeneous landscape characterised by strong spatial and temporal variation, and suggests intense small‐scale dispersal associated with a large effective population size.
Lek mating systems: a case study in the Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax
Responses of an avian predator to variations in prey density at a temperate latitude
The response of a migratory raptor to variations in abundance of its main prey (common vole, Microtus arvalis) in France is investigated and multiannual fluctuation in the abundance of common voles is documented.
Black Rats, Island Characteristics, and Colonial Nesting Birds in the Mediterranean: Consequences of an Ancient Introduction
Abstract: The devastation of island faunas by alien species has been instrumental in raising concerns about the global threat to biological diversity. Colonial nesting species, often restricted to…
Comparative breeding biology of Hen Harrier and Montagu’s Harrier: an 8-year study in north-eastern France
The Montagu’s Harrier should be considered as the more vulnerable of the two species, necessitating conservation measures, such as protection of nests from early harvesting activities, and farming practices that preserve sufficient food should also be promoted.
Honey bee diet in intensive farmland habitats reveals an unexpectedly high flower richness and a major role of weeds.
- F. Requier, J. Odoux, V. Bretagnolle
- Biology, MedicineEcological applications : a publication of the…
- 1 June 2015
The results of this study support the Agri-Environmental Schemes intended to promote honey bees and beekeeping sustainability through the enhancement of flower availability in agricultural landscapes.
Conservation of the Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus) in agricultural areas
The Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus) is a ground‐nesting raptor that breeds mainly in cereal crops in western Europe. We evaluate how the use of agricultural habitats may affect population…
Europe-Wide Dampening of Population Cycles in Keystone Herbivores
Using a large compilation of time series of vole abundances, it is demonstrated consistent cycle amplitude dampening associated with a reduction in winter population growth, although regulatory processes responsible for cyclicity have not been lost.