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In this section, you will be able to view all the completed, public SCALES deliverables as well as a listing of scientific publications resulting from the project. Project logo, posters, and leaflets can be downloaded from the Media Centre.

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    Governance rescaling and the neoliberalization of nature conservation in the EU: We are not all in this together

    Effectiveness of Nature Conservation – a case of Natura 2000 sites in Poland. W: Protected Area Management
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    High mobility reduces beta-diversity among orthopteran communities – implications for conservation

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

    Can public participation increase nature conservation effectiveness?

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

    Genetic consequences of habitat fragmentation during a range expansion
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    Scale sensitivity of drivers of environmental change across Europe

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

    Disentangling the effects of land use change, climate and CO2 on European habitat types

    Increasing range mismatching of interacting species under global change is related to their ecological characteristics

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

    Sampling and modelling rare species: Conceptual guidelines for the neglected majority
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    Securing the Conservation of Biodiversity across Administrative Levels and Spatial, Temporal, and Ecological Scales
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    Scale-specific spatial density dependence in parasitoids: a multi-factor meta-analysis

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

    Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in plant roots are not random assemblages
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    The Compatibility of the Habitats Directive with the Novel EU Green Infrastructure Policy

    Public participation and environmental justice in biodiversity governance in Finland, Greece, Poland and the UK

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

    STAR-BME: A GIS tool for spatiotemporal modeling under a knowledge synthesis framework

    Expansion of Nature Conservation Areas: Problems with Natura 2000 Implementation in Poland?
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    Human Activities in Natura 2000 Sites: A Highly Diversified Conservation Network

    Bushes protected tortoises from lethal overheating in arid areas of Morocco

    Rapid assessment of historic, current and future habitat quality for biodiversity around UK Natura 2000 sites
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    Delimiting synchronous populations from monitoring data

    A panel of microsatellite markers developed for solitary trap-nesting wasp Ancistrocerus trifasciatus (Müller, 1776) by cross-species amplification
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    How is dispersal integrated in life histories: a quantitative analysis using butterflies
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    Species richness declines and biotic homogenisation have slowed down for NW-European pollinators and plants
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    Predicting species distributions for conservation decisions
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    The potential for indirect effects between co-flowering plants via shared pollinators depends on resource abundance, accessibility and relatedness
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    Density of insect-pollinated grassland plants decreases with increasing surrounding land-use intensity

    Frames of Scale Challenges in Finnish and Greek Biodiversity Conservation
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    Exploring Dimensions, Scales, and Cross-scale Dynamics from the Perspectives of Change Agents in Social–ecological Systems

    Exploring the contribution of fiscal transfers to protected area policy
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    Functional species pool framework to test for biotic effects on community assembly

    Mycorrhizas in the Central European flora: relationships with plant life history traits and ecology

    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

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

    Providing insights on habitat connectivity for male brown bears: A combination of habitat suitability and landscape graph-based models

    Priorities for biodiversity monitoring in Europe: a review of supranational policies and a novel scheme for integrative prioritization

    Accounting for the capacity of common and rare species to contribute to diversity spatial patterns: is it a sampling issue or a biological effect?

    Correlations in species richness between taxa depend on habitat, scale and landscape context

    Efficient biodiversity monitoring: Which taxonomic level to study?

    Elevation and experimental snowmelt manipulation affect emergence phenology and abundance of soil-hibernating arthropods

    Downscaling species occupancy from coarse spatial scales

    Protected areas and their surrounding territory: socioecological systems in the context of ecological solidarity
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    Metapopulations of endangered Maculinea butterflies are resilient to large-scale fire

    Landscape matrix modifies richness of plants and insects in grassland fragments

    Does the interpolation accuracy of species distribution models come at the expense of transferability?

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

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

    Landscape context affects the relationship between local and landscape species richness of butterflies in semi-natural habitats

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

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

    Species’ thermal preferences affect forest bird communities along landscape and local scale habitat gradients

    Conservation planning with insects at three different spatial scales

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

    Modelling invasive alien species distributions from digital biodiversity atlases. Model upscaling as a means of reconciling data at different scales

    Calibration of hybrid species distribution models: the value of general-purpose vs. targeted monitoring data

    Extinction debt for plants and flower-visiting insects in landscapes with contrasting land use history

    Edge artefacts and lost performance in national versus continental conservation priority areas
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    Can coarse-grain patterns in insect atlas data predict local occupancy?
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    Scaling distributional patterns of butterflies across multiple scales: Impact of range history and habitat type

    Effects of Connectivity and Spatial Resolution of Analyses on Conservation Prioritization across Large Extents

    A protocol for better design, application and communication of population viability analyses

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

    Costs of integrating economics and conservation planning

    Linking indices for biodiversity monitoring to extinction risk theory
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    Mixed reproductive strategies of the Common Moorhen on a micro-scale as revealed by genetic data

    Sexual size dimorphism in the ontogeny of the solitary predatory wasp Symmorphus allobrogus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

    Scientific contributions of extensive biodiversity monitoring

    Mismatch Between Scales of Knowledge in Nepalese Forestry: Epistemology, Power, and Policy Implications

    More and more generalists: two decades of changes in the European avifauna
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    A meta-analysis of dispersal in butterflies
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    Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes - eight hypotheses
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    Ecological assembly rules in plant communities-approaches, patterns and prospects
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    Disentangling effects of habitat diversity and area on orthopteran species with contrasting mobility

    Adapting global conservation strategies to climate change at the European scale: The otter as a flagship species

    Improving conservation planning for semi-natural grasslands: Integrating connectivity into agri-environment schemes

    Mapping to inform conservation: A case study of changes in semi-natural habitats and their connectivity over 70 years

    Setting conservation targets under budgetary constraints

    Administrative regions in conservation: Balancing local priorities with regional to global preferences in spatial planning

    Establishment of protected areas in different ecoregions, ecosystems, and diversity hotspots under successive political systems

    Green corridors in urban landscapes affect the arthropod communities of domestic gardens

    Identifying the criteria underlying the political decision for the prioritization of the Greek Natura 2000 conservation network

    Minimum Area Requirements: what can we learn from the different ways to derive it, and how can we make it useful for biological conservation

    SPLATCHE2: a spatially explicit simulation framework for complex demography, genetic admixture and recombination
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    Effects of species turnover on reserve site selection in a fragmented landscape

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

    Mapping from heterogeneous biodiversity monitoring data sources

    Prioritizing species for conservation planning

    Grazing effects on plant functional group diversity in Mediterranean shrublands

    Species- and sex-specific adjustments of movement behavior to landscape heterogeneity in butterflies
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    Predation rates on semi-natural grasslands depend on adjacent habitat type

    Effects of local adaptation and interspecific competition on species’ responses to climate change

    Adaptability of prey handling effort in relation to prey size in predatory wasps (Hymenoptera: Eumeninae)

    Assessing the Natura 2000 network with a common breeding birds survey

    Taxon-and-Area Invariances, Maximum Entropy, and the Species-Area Relationship: Reply to Harte et al.

    Relevance of multiple spatial scales in habitat models: a case study with amphibians and grasshoppers
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