Threatened species in a vanishing habitat: plants and invertebrates in calcareous grasslands in the Swiss Jura mountains

@article{Niemel1998ThreatenedSI,
  title={Threatened species in a vanishing habitat: plants and invertebrates in calcareous grasslands in the Swiss Jura mountains},
  author={Jari K. Niemel{\"a} and Bruno Baur},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
  year={1998},
  volume={7},
  pages={1407-1416}
}
We examined the diversity of vascular plants, butterflies, grasshoppers, gastropods and carabid beetles in three calcareous grasslands in the northwestern Swiss Jura mountains, a habitat type that has decreased dramatically during the recent decades. As many as 58 species (ca 22%) of the 266 collected are listed as threatened in northern Switzerland. The number of threatened species ranged from 27 to 49 per site, and 26 species occurred in only one of the three grasslands. The species richness… CONTINUE READING

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