Have a look at the publications. Three articles have been accepted in the last weeks. One article is a review on Functional ecology of wild bees in cities. Then there is a new text on ground beetles in riparian habitats, in which we compare the carabid diversity of nature and human impacted riparian habitats and set the baseline for future renaturation. Most recently there is a text on the relationship between birds and insects in urban areas.
Working at the Charles Darwin Research Station again
Thanks to a research fellowship sponsored by the Schimper Stiftung I was able to go to the Galápagos in February. It was great to continue my work on the Scalesia restoration project in the highlands of Santa Cruz. After intensive work in the invertebrate lab we finished all spider and beetles identifications and counted all other invertebrates caught within the long-term monitoring. This program started in 2014 and invertebrates were caught in 34 plots using pitfall and Malaise traps. First results have been recently published but more detailed analyses will be available soon.
Restauración del bosque de Scalesia invadido por mora: Impactos en la vegetación, los invertebrados y las aves has been published in Informe Galápagos.
Authors Jäger H, S Buchholz, A Cimadom, S Tebbich, J Rodríguez, D Barrera, A Wolentowitz, M Breuer, A Carrión, C Sevilla & C Causton
I am looking forward to spend a glorious time in Galápagos. I am going to participate in a research project for three months …
Over the last 10 years, the Galápagos National Park Directorate has carried out manual and chemical control of the invasive blackberry in the Scalesia forests at Los Gemelos on Santa Cruz. It is possible that this management has changed the structure of the forests which is supposed to affect invertebrates and birds that live there. To analyse effects of the management on plants, invertebrates and birds, a multi-taxon monitoring has been established. My part in this project is to evaluate the efficacy of the blackberry control measures and the impacts on non-target invertebrate species.
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Montane heathland rejuvenation by choppering – effects on vascular plant and arthropod assemblages has been published in Journal for Nature Conservation.