3 Works

A practical approach to measuring the acoustic diversity by community ecology methods

Sándor Zsebők, Dénes Schmera, Miklós Laczi, Gergely Nagy, Éva Vaskuti, János Török & László Garamszegi
The study of the diversity of animal signals on within- and among-species levels is the key to uncover mechanisms that shape the evolution of communication systems. However, the methods used to quantify acoustic diversity (like repertoire size) lack to grasp several aspects of acoustic diversity. Here, we propose a new framework for the study of animal communication, in which we decompose the acoustic diversity with the methodological toolbox from community ecology. We explore how different...

One year of conservation management is not sufficient for increasing the conservation value of abandoned fen meadows

Judit Bódis, Bence Fülöp, Vivien Lábadi, András Mészáros, Bálint Pacsai, Petra Svajda, Orsolya Valkó & András Kelemen
In Central Europe many grasslands are threatened by the abandonment of traditional land use, lead- ing to litter accumulation and encroachment of competitive grasses, woody and invasive species, ulti- mately causing the loss of biodiversity in the long run. Resumption of traditional management practices might reverse the negative effects of abandonment, but can be challenging in the current socio- economic context, especially in habitats providing poor-quality forage, such as fen meadows. Given the limited resources...

Turning old foes into new allies – harnessing drainage canals for biodiversity conservation in a desiccated European lowland region

Csaba Tölgyesi, Attila Torma, Zoltán Bátori, Jelena Seat, Milos Popovic, Róbert Gallé, Nikolett Gallé-Szpisjak, László Erdős, Tamás Vinkó, András Kelemen & Péter Török
1. Drainage canals are widespread components of agricultural landscapes. Although canals have greatly contributed to biodiversity loss by desiccating wetlands, they have recently attracted conservation attention due to their potential to function as refugia for native species in intensively managed landscapes. However, their conservation role in complex landscapes composed of agricultural fields and desiccated but otherwise untransformed, semi-natural habitats, on which canals still pose a heavy burden, is unknown. Improved understanding of drainage canals and...

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  • Institute of Ecology and Botany
  • University of Nis
  • Magyar Agrár- és Élettudományi Egyetem
  • Eötvös Loránd University
  • University of Szeged
  • Balaton Limnological Institute