Recently, a new article was published in the European Journal of Wildlife Research. Here, we show that mono-specific forest plantations can be very important habitats for bats and that both diversity and species composition are comparable to those of old deciduous forests. We discuss these results against the background of wind energy development.
Connectivity or area – what drives plant species richness in habitat corridors? has been accepted in Landscape Ecology.
Authors Thiele J, Kellner S, Buchholz S & Schirmel J
In a nutshell, we found out that connectivity is more important for plant species richness in linear landscape elements than area. In particular, the richness of plant species that are dispersal limited and confined to semi-natural habitats benefits from connective networks of linear landscape elements in agricultural landscapes.