Habitat requirements and dispersal ability of the Spanish Fritillary (Euphydryas desfontainii) in southern Portugal: evidence-based conservation suggestions for an endangered taxon

@article{Pennekamp2014HabitatRA,
  title={Habitat requirements and dispersal ability of the Spanish Fritillary (Euphydryas desfontainii) in southern Portugal: evidence-based conservation suggestions for an endangered taxon},
  author={Frank Pennekamp and Patr{\'i}cia Garcia-Pereira and Thomas G. Schmitt},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={497-508}
}
A high level of plant and insect diversity, and more specifically high butterfly diversity characterizes the Mediterranean Basin. However, alarming negative trends have been reported for butterfly populations in that region emphasizing the urgent need to better understand the drivers of their population declines. Habitat specialists of grasslands are strongly affected, mainly by land use change and climate change. Thorough assessments of habitat requirements and dispersal abilities are crucial… CONTINUE READING