Biodiversity and Conservation in Europe

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-02-01
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag

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This book brings together a selection of original studies that address biodiversity and conservation in Europe. The contributions are drawn from a wide range of countries and discuss diverse organism and habitat types. They collectively provide a snap-shot of the sorts of studies and actions being taken in Europe to address issues in biodiversity and conservation topical examples that make the volume especially valuable for use in conservation biology courses.

Table of Contents

Biodiversity gradients in the Alps: the overriding importance of elevationp. 1
Determining high value areas for steppe birds in Spain: hot spots, complementarity and the efficiency of protected areasp. 13
The Berger-Parker index as an effective tool for monitoring the biodiversity of disturbed soils: a case study on Mediterranean oribatid (Acari: Oribatida) assemblages
The effects of fire on communities, guilds and species of breeding birds in burnt and control pinewoods in central Italyp. 45
Indicators for plant species richness in pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) forests of Germanyp. 59
The social negotiation of nature conservation policy: conserving pinewoods in the Scottish Highlandsp. 75
Identifying new buffer areas for conserving waterbirds in the Mediterranean basin: the importance of the rice fields in Extremadura, Spainp. 91
Impact of wind turbines on birds in Zeebrugge (Belgiump. 103
The Iberian ibex is under an expansion trend but displaced to suboptimal habitats by the presence of extensive goat livestock in central Spainp. 119
Testing indicators of epiphytic lichen diversity: a case study in N Italyp. 135
Analysis and evaluation of ecosystem resilience: an economic perspective with an application to the Venice lagoonp. 143
Natural oak forest vs. ancient pine plantations: lizard microhabitat use may explain the effects of ancient reforestations on distribution and conservation of Iberian lizardsp. 167
Tracking the effects of one century of habitat loss and fragmentation on calcareous grassland butterfly communitiesp. 181
The distribution pattern of centipedes in four primeval forests of central Slovakiap. 195
Tuber spp. biodiversity in one of the southernmost European distribution areasp. 205
Multi-scale analysis of butterfly diversity in a Mediterranean mountain landscape: mapping and evaluation of community vulnerabilityp. 221
Habitat use of booted eagles (Hieraaetus pennatus) in a Special Protection Area: implications for conservationp. 239
Is the wild rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) a threatened species in spain? Sociological constraints in the conservation of speciesp. 247
Identifying core areas in a species' range using temporal suitability analysis: an example using little bustards Tetrax tetrax L. in Spainp. 263
Discovery of a regular nesting area of loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta in southern Italy: a new perspective for national conservationp. 277
Benefits of habitat restoration to small mammal diversity and abundance in a pastoral agricultural landscape in mid-Walesp. 301
Modelling habitat use and distribution of golden eagles Aquila chrysaetos in a low-density area of the Iberian Peninsulap. 317
The arctic fox Alopex lagopus in Fennoscandia: a victim of human-induced changes in interspecific competition and predation?p. 333
Do biodiversity patterns in Dutch wetland complexes relate to variation in urbanisation, intensity of agricultural land use or fragmentation?p. 343
Translocation of an endangered insect species, the field cricket (Gryllus campestris Linnaeus, 1758) in northern Germanyp. 355
Conservation of taxonomic and biological trait diversity of European stream macroinvertebrate communities: a case for a collective public databasep. 367
Ecotourism disturbance to wildfowl in protected areas: historical, empirical and experimental approaches in the Camargue, Southern Francep. 391
The effect of femel- and small scale clear-cutting on ground dwelling spider communities in a Norway spruce forest in Southern Germanyp. 411
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