Relative importance of habitat and landscape scales on butterfly communities of urbanizing areas.

@article{Lize2011RelativeIO,
  title={Relative importance of habitat and landscape scales on butterfly communities of urbanizing areas.},
  author={Marie-H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Liz{\'e}e and R{\'e}mi Bonardo and J. Mauffrey and Val{\'e}rie Bertaudi{\`e}re-Mont{\`e}s and Thierry Tatoni and Magali Deschamps-Cottin},
  journal={Comptes rendus biologies},
  year={2011},
  volume={334 1},
  pages={
          74-84
        }
}
Agricultural decline and urbanization entail rapid alterations of the patterns of organization of rural landscapes in Europe. The spread of the urban footprint to the adjacent countryside contributes to the development of new anthropogenic ecosystems in formerly rural hinterlands. In this study, butterflies are considered as biological indicators of these rapid environmental changes. Our purpose is to better understand changes in biodiversity related to the evolution of available habitats in a… CONTINUE READING