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    A spatial assessment of ecosystem services in Europe: Methods, case studies and policy analysis -phase 2

    Worldwide decline of specialist species: toward a global functional homogenization? Read More: http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/080216

    Small-scale grassland assembly patterns differ above and below the soil surface Read More: http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/11-1942.1

    Governance factors in the identification of global conservation priorities for mammals
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    Drivers of lichen species richness at multiple spatial scales in temperate forests

    Local populations of endangered Maculinea (Phengaris) butterflies are flood resistant
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    Efficient biodiversity monitoring: Which taxonomic level to study?

    Biodiversity change is scale-dependent: an example from Dutch and UK hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae)

    Patterns of beta diversity in Europe: the role of climate, land cover and distance across scales

    Scaling in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation
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    Mittakaava ja luonnonsuojelu [Scale and nature conservation]

    Between the stakeholders and forest policy – negotiating for societally accepted forest conservation in Finland

    Decreased Functional Diversity and Biological Pest Control in Conventional Compared to Organic Crop Fields
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    Bushes protected tortoises from lethal overheating in arid areas of Morocco

    Microfragmentation concept explains non-positive environmental heterogeneity–diversity relationships

    More and more generalists: two decades of changes in the European avifauna
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    Disentangling the effects of land use change, climate and CO2 on European habitat types

    Species richness and trait composition of butterfly assemblages change along an altitudinal gradient

    Combined effects of extreme climatic events and elevation on nutritional quality and herbivory rates of alpine plants
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    Elevation and experimental snowmelt manipulation affect emergence phenology and abundance of soil-hibernating arthropods

    Grassland diversity under changing productivity and the underlying mechanisms – results of a 10-yr experiment

    An optimal spatial pre-sampling approach distribution of bird species bases on various scale data

    Conservation planning to zone protected areas under optimal landscape management for bird conservation

    Effect of habitat area and isolation on plant trait distribution in European forests and grasslands

    Modeling bird species distribution change in fire prone Mediterranean landscapes: incorporating species dispersal and landscape dynamics

    Can coarse-grain patterns in insect atlas data predict local occupancy?
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    Mixed reproductive strategies of the Common Moorhen on a micro-scale as revealed by genetic data

    Conservation planning with insects at three different spatial scales

    Beta-diversity patterns elucidate mechanisms of alien plant invasion in mountains

    Contrasting effects of habitat area and connectivity on evenness of pollinator communities

    Disentangling effects of habitat diversity and area on orthopteran species with contrasting mobility

    Traits related to species persistence and dispersal explain changes in plant communities subjected to habitat loss

    Large-scale patterns of epiphytic lichen species richness: Photobiont-dependent response to climate and forest structure

    High mobility reduces beta-diversity among orthopteran communities – implications for conservation

    The formation of species pools: historical habitat abundance affects current local diversity

    Protected areas and their surrounding territory: socioecological systems in the context of ecological solidarity
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    Evaluating the connectivity of a protected areas' network under the prism of global change: the efficiency of the European Natura 2000 network for four birds of prey
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    Can we predict the number of plant species from the richness of a few common genera, families or orders?
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    Accounting for the capacity of common and rare species to contribute to diversity spatial patterns: is it a sampling issue or a biological effect?

    Linking indices for biodiversity monitoring to extinction risk theory
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    Summary of the stakeholder workshop
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    Community ecology of absent species: hidden and dark diversity

    Influence of Admixture and Paleolithic Range Contractions on Current European Diversity Gradients
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    Natural, human and spatial constraints to expanding populations of otters in the Iberian Peninsula

    Using unclassified continuous remote sensing data to improve distribution models of red-listed plant species

    Mapping functional connectivity: a landscape approach for handling multiple ecological requirements

    Mapping ecosystem service and biodiversity changes over 70 years in a rural English county

    The combined effects of land-use legacies and novel fire regimes on bird distributions in the Mediterranean

    Edge artefacts and lost performance in national versus continental conservation priority areas
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    How far can a tortoise walk in open habitat before overheating? Implications for conservation

    Haldane's rule revisited: do hybrid females have a shorter lifespan? Survival of hybrids in a recent contact zone between two large gull species

    Assessing bee species richness in two Mediterranean communities: importance of habitat type and sampling techniques

    Metapopulations of endangered Maculinea butterflies are resilient to large-scale fire

    Butterfly dispersal in inhospitable matrix: rare, risky, but long-distance
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    Relative importance of density-dependent regulation and environmental stochasticity for butterfly population dynamics

    Evidence for positive density-dependent emigration in butterfly metapopulations
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    RangeShifter: a platform for modelling spatial eco-evolutionary dynamics and species\' responses to environmental changes
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    Scaling distributional patterns of butterflies across multiple scales: Impact of range history and habitat type

    Distributional patterns of butterflies across multiple scales: differences between declining and expanding species and the impact of species traits

    Biodiversity conservation across scales: lessons from a science–policy dialogue
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    Public participation and environmental justice in biodiversity governance in Finland, Greece, Poland and the UK

    Scale sensitivity and scale effectiveness of governance in biodiversity conservation. National regulatory model of biodiversity policy in Finland
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    Connectivity of the European conservation network: A graph-theory based analysis considering dispersal capacities and minimum area requirements of species

    Grazing effects on plant functional group diversity in Mediterranean shrublands

    EU agricultural reform fails on biodiversity

    Assessing the Natura 2000 network with a common breeding birds survey

    Urbanisation effect on Orthoptera: which scale matters ? Insect Conservation and Diversity

    Use of Large-Scale Acoustic Monitoring to Assess Anthropogenic Pressures on Orthoptera Communities

    Predictions of Taylor\'s power law, density dependence and pink noise from a neutrally modeled time series

    Simple process-based simulators for generating spatial patterns of habitat loss and fragmentation: A review and introduction to the G-RaFFe model
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    A protocol for better design, application and communication of population viability analyses

    Factors influencing perception of protected areas – the case of Natura 2000 in Polish Carpathian communities

    Functional and phylogenetic community assembly linked to changes in species diversity in a long-term resource manipulation experiment

    An approach to analysing scale-sensitivity and scale-effectiveness of governance in biodiversity conservation

    A panel of microsatellite markers developed for solitary trap-nesting wasp Ancistrocerus trifasciatus (Müller, 1776) by cross-species amplification
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    SPLATCHE2: a spatially explicit simulation framework for complex demography, genetic admixture and recombination
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    Extinction debt for plants and flower-visiting insects in landscapes with contrasting land use history

    Multi-criterion assessment of landscapes for conservation

    Predicting ground temperatures across European landscapes

    Plant metacommunity structure remains unchanged during biodiversity loss in English woodlands

    Ekosysteemipalvelut, vapaaehtoisuus ja soidensuojelu [Ecosystem services, voluntariness and mire conservation]

    Towards a unified descriptive theory for spatial ecology: predicting biodiversity patterns across spatial scales

    Engaging local private and public actors in biodiversity conservation: the role of agri-environmental schemes and ecological fiscal transfers. Environmental Policy and Governance

    Fiscal transfers for biodiversity conservation: The Portuguese Local Finances Law

    A review on spatial data integration across monitoring schemes: mapping biodiversity from multiple monitoring data sources

    Downscaling of supra-national heterogeneous coarse atlas data to obtain fine-grained distribution maps

    Bird-monitoring in Europe - a first overview of practices, motivations and aims
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    National responsibilities for conserving habitats – a freely scalable method
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    The national responsibility approach to setting conservation priorities—Recommendations for its use

    Predation rates on semi-natural grasslands depend on adjacent habitat type

    Intergovernmental fiscal transfers to support local conservation action in Europe
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    Increasing range mismatching of interacting species under global change is related to their ecological characteristics

    Drivers of Environmental Change within the European Natura 2000 Network: Scaling properties and Implications for Biodiversity Conservation

    Habitat Changes Across EU Borders

    The impact of over 80 years of land cover changes on bee and wasp pollinator communities in England
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    Insect Conservation

    Testing the validity of Northern European species in the Chrysis ignita species group (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae) with DNA Barcoding
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    Genetic consequences of habitat fragmentation during a range expansion
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    A meta-analysis of dispersal in butterflies
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    Variation within and between closely related species uncovers high intra-specific variability in dispersal
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