Life History Traits Reflect Changes in Mediterranean Butterfly Communities Due to Forest Encroachment.

@article{lancarov2016LifeHT,
  title={Life History Traits Reflect Changes in Mediterranean Butterfly Communities Due to Forest Encroachment.},
  author={Jana {\vS}lancarov{\'a} and Alena Bartoňov{\'a} and Michal Zapletal and Milan Kotil{\'i}nek and Zdenek Falt{\'y}nek Fric and Nikola Micevski and Vasiliki Kati and Martin Konvi{\vc}ka},
  journal={PloS one},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={e0152026}
}
The biodiversity of the Southern Balkans, part of the Mediterranean global biodiversity hot-spot, is threatened by land use intensification and abandonment, the latter causing forest encroachment of formerly open habitats. We investigated the impact of forest encroachment on butterfly species richness, community species composition and the representation of life history traits by repeated seasonal visits of 150 one-hectare sites in five separate regions in three countries-Greece, Bulgaria, and… CONTINUE READING
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