7 Works

The effectiveness of flower strips and hedgerows on pest control, pollination services and crop yield: a quantitative synthesis

Matthias Albrecht, David Kleijn, Neal Williams, Matthias Tschumi, Brett Blaauw, Riccardo Bommarco, Alistair Campbell, Matteo Dainese, Frank Drummond, Martin Entling, Dominik Ganser, Arjen De Groot, David Goulson, Heather Grab, Hannah Hamilton, Felix Herzog, Rufus Isaacs, Katja Jacot, Philippe Jeanneret, Mattias Jonsson, Eva Knop, Claire Kremen, Doug Landis, Greg Loeb, Lorenzo Marini … & Louis Sutter
Floral plantings are promoted to foster ecological intensification of agriculture through provisioning of ecosystem services. However, a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of different floral plantings, their characteristics and consequences for crop yield is lacking. Here we quantified the impacts of flower strips and hedgerows on pest control (18 studies) and pollination services (17 studies) in adjacent crops in North America, Europe and New Zealand. Flower strips, but not hedgerows, enhanced pest control services in...

Den (LEGO-)Stein ins Rollen bringen

Friederike Eichhorn-Remmel
In context of social transformations of communication biblical Learning is challenged to assure its own relevance. Dealing with the example of a biblical brickfilm this article will show the chances of (de)constructivistical learning for the perception of the diversity of biblical readings. Learners get aware of the constructive part of interpretations and will be able to identify restricted perspectives. The process of aesthetical production and the attendant reflection of this production will empower learners to...

Along-shelf connectivity and circumpolar gene flow in Antarctic silverfish (Pleuragramma antarctica)

Jilda Alicia Caccavo, Chiara Papetti, , Rainer Knust, Julian R. Ashford & Lorenzo Zane
The Antarctic silverfish (Pleuragramma antarctica) is a critically important forage species with a circumpolar distribution and is unique among other notothenioid species for its wholly pelagic life cycle. Previous studies have provided mixed evidence of population structure over regional and circumpolar scales. The aim of the present study was to test the recent population hypothesis for Antarctic silverfish, which emphasizes the interplay between life history and hydrography in shaping connectivity. A total of 1067 individuals...

Anthropogenic and natural barriers affect genetic connectivity in an Alpine butterfly

Daronja Trense, Tom Schmidt, Qiong Yang, Jessica Chung, Ary Hoffmann & Klaus Fischer
Dispersal is a key biological process serving several functions including connectivity among populations. Habitat fragmentation caused by natural or anthropogenic structures may hamper dispersal, thereby disrupting genetic connectivity. Investigating factors affecting dispersal and gene flow is important in the current era of anthropogenic global change, as dispersal comprises a vital part of a species’ resilience to environmental change. Using fine-scale landscape genomics, we investigate gene flow and genetic structure of the Sooty Copper butterfly (Lycaena...

Data from: Differing impacts of two major plant invaders on urban plant-dwelling spiders (Araneae) during flowering season

Tobias Bauer, Daria Bäte, Fabian Kempfer & Jens Schirmel
The dataset contains spider (Araneae) specimen numbers collected from flowering invasive American goldenrod (Solidago canadensis/gigantea) and invasive Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) stands occuring naturally in urban areas of the city of Karlsruhe, Germany. Corresponding plots with native ruderalized vegetation in direct vicinity of each invaded plot were used as a comparison plot, resulting in a fully paired design for each plant invader study. An additional column represents potential non-araneae prey items collected together with the...

Data from: Detection of the endangered European weather loach (Misgurnus fossilis) via water and sediment samples: testing multiple eDNA workflows.

Lena Maureen Kusanke, Jörn Panteleit, Stefan Stoll, Egbert Korte, Eike Sünger, Ralf Schulz & Kathrin Theissinger
The European weather loach (Misgurnus fossilis) is classified as highly endangered in several countries of Central Europe. Populations of M. fossilis are predominantly found in ditches with low water levels and thick sludge layers and are thus hard to detect using conventional fishing methods. Therefore, environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring appears particularly relevant for this species. In previous studies, M. fossilis was surveyed following eDNA water sampling protocols, which were not optimized for this species. Therefore,...

Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung in Orientierungs- und Wertekursen? Ein österreichisch-deutscher Kursbuchvergleich

Barbara Pusch
Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung (BNE) impliziert Lebenslanges Lernen und soll „alle[n] Lernenden die notwendigen Kenntnisse und Qualifikationen zur Förderung nachhaltiger Entwicklung“ (Vereinte Nationen 2015: 19) ermöglichen. Damit ist BNE auch für Bildungsmaßnahmen im Integrationsbereich, wie Orientierungs- und Wertekurse für Geflüchtete relevant. Ausgehend von der Unterscheidung von politischer Bildung und Erziehung geht der Beitrag der Frage nach, ob – und wenn ja wie – österreichische und deutsche Werte- und Orientierungskursbücher Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsthemen aufgreifen.

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  • 2020

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  • University of Koblenz and Landau
  • University of Padua
  • University of Sussex
  • Estonian University of Life Sciences
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Worcester
  • Lund University
  • University of Maine
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Melbourne