Archiv der Kategorie: dry grassland

Two new papers published

Recently, two articles were published in the journal ‚Sustainability‘. Both are open access and can be downloaded from the publications page.

New articles
CityScapeLab Berlin: a research platform for untangling urbanization effects on biodiversity
Clean, green urban wetlands benefit nocturnal flying insects and associated insectivorous bat predators



New paper on spiders

„Spiders of dry grasslands in and around Berlin – diversity, distribution and endangerment“ has been published in Arachnologische Mitteilungen / Arachnology Letters. The article is open access.

We present the first comprehensive list for dry grassland spiders in Berlin and adjacent federal state of Brandenburg with 194 species including 33 endangered species and a new records for Berlin.

New research project: Wild boar effects on biodiversity in urban habitats

We are launching a new research project to analyse wild boar effects on habitats, plant and insect biodiversity and sand lizard populations. This project is funded by Stiftung Naturschutz Berlin and will start in September 2019.

Two faunistic papers on grassland invertebrates

Recently, Märkische Entomologische Nachrichten has published two faunistic papers. The first one in on Carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of dry grasslands in Berlin (and Brandenburg). At 52 dry grassland sites in Berlin and Brandenburg we sampled 106 species including a new record for Berlin and numerous endangered species. The second one,
Wild bees of dry grasslands in Berlin, summarises bee data from 49 dry grasslands in Berlin. Both papers highlight the importance of urban sites as secondary habitats for rare and endangered invertebrates.

New faunistic paper

Beitrag zur Heuschreckenfauna ausgewählter Trockenrasen in Berlin has been accepted for publication in Märkische Entomologische Nachrichten.

Summary
Grasshoppers of several dry and semi dry grasslands of Berlin have been sampled in 2011 and 2012. The study summarises the results and discusses the records of Calliptamus italicus, Oedipoda caerulescens, Phaneroptera falcata and Sphingonotus caerulans.