Biodiversity and Conservation in Europe


ISBN: 978-1-4020-6864-5 (Print) 978-1-4020-6865-2 (Online)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VIII

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    Pages 1-12

    Biodiversity gradients in the Alps: the overriding importance of elevation

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    Pages 13-33

    Determining high value areas for steppe birds in Spain: hot spots, complementarity and the efficiency of protected areas

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    Pages 35-43

    The Berger–Parker index as an effective tool for monitoring the biodiversity of disturbed soils: a case study on Mediterranean oribatid (Acari: Oribatida) assemblages

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    Pages 45-58

    The effects of fire on communities, guilds and species of breeding birds in burnt and control pinewoods in central Italy

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    Pages 59-74

    Indicators for plant species richness in pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) forests of Germany

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    Pages 75-90

    The social negotiation of nature conservation policy: conserving pinewoods in the Scottish Highlands

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    Pages 91-102

    Identifying new buffer areas for conserving waterbirds in the Mediterranean basin: the importance of the rice fields in Extremadura, Spain

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    Pages 103-117

    Impact of wind turbines on birds in Zeebrugge (Belgium)

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    Pages 119-134

    The Iberian ibex is under an expansion trend but displaced to suboptimal habitats by the presence of extensive goat livestock in central Spain

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    Pages 135-141

    Testing indicators of epiphytic lichen diversity: a case study in N Italy

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    Pages 143-166

    Analysis and evaluation of ecosystem resilience: an economic perspective with an application to the Venice lagoon

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    Pages 167-180

    Natural oak forest vs. ancient pine plantations: lizard microhabitat use may explain the effects of ancient reforestations on distribution and conservation of Iberian lizards

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    Pages 181-194

    Tracking the effects of one century of habitat loss and fragmentation on calcareous grassland butterfly communities

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    Pages 195-203

    The distribution pattern of centipedes in four primeval forests of central Slovakia

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    Pages 205-219

    Tuber spp. biodiversity in one of the southernmost European distribution areas

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    Pages 221-237

    Multi-scale analysis of butterfly diversity in a Mediterranean mountain landscape: mapping and evaluation of community vulnerability

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    Pages 239-246

    Habitat use of booted eagles (Hieraaetus pennatus) in a Special Protection Area: implications for conservation

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    Pages 247-262

    Is the wild rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) a threatened species in spain? Sociological constraints in the conservation of species

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    Pages 263-276

    Identifying core areas in a species’ range using temporal suitability analysis: an example using little bustards Tetrax Tetrax L. in Spain

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    Pages 277-299

    Discovery of a regular nesting area of loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta in southern Italy: a new perspective for national conservation

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