Schlagwort-Archive: biodiversity research

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



Spiders in Galapagos | New paper published

Spiders in Galapagos – diversity, biogeography and origin“ has been published in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. In this paper we present an up-to-date list of species of spiders of Galápagos. We also analysed the Galápagos spider fauna in terms of distribution within the archipelago and origin. Based on this, we discuss the mode of arrival, dispersal patterns and colonising abilities of the spider families and species found in Galápagos .

New paper on urban forests

„Emerging Urban Forests: Opportunities for Promoting the Wild Side of the Urban Green Infrastructure“ has been published in Sustainability (free access). In this article we address opportunities associated with “emerging urban forests” such as spontaneously developing forests in cities for urban biodiversity conservation applying a multi-taxon approach.

Urban forest in a former railway area in Berlin Kreuzberg.



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.