4 Works

SSR and cpDNA marker dataset genetic integrity of M.sylvestris in Saxony, Germany

Stefanie Reim, Frank Lochschmidt, Anke Proft & Monika Höfer
Malus sylvestris (Mill.) is the only indigenous wild apple species in Central Europe. Agriculture, forestry and urbanization increasingly endanger Malus sylvestris natural habitats. In addition, the risks of cross-hybridization associated with increase in the cultivation of the domesticated apple Malus ×domestica (Borkh.), threatens the genetic integrity of M. sylvestris. The present study investigated the number of hybrids, genetic diversity and genetic structure of 292 putative M. sylvestris that originate from five different natural M. sylvestris...

Functional groups of wild bees respond differently to faba bean (Vicia faba L.) cultivation at landscape scale

Nicole Beyer, Doreen Gabriel, Felix Kirsch, Katharina Schulz-Kesting, Jens Dauber & Catrin Westphal
1. Concerns about insect declines are growing and the provisioning of ecosystem services like pollination may be threatened. To safeguard biodiversity, greening measures were introduced within the reform of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. One measure commonly applied by farmers is the cultivation of nitrogen fixing crops. Although underlying studies are largely missing, this measure is criticized as providing no significant biodiversity benefit. 2. Using a landscape-scale approach, we selected 30 paired study landscapes (1km...

Data from: Using structured eradication feasibility assessment to prioritise the management of new and emerging invasive alien species in Europe

Olaf Booy, Peter A. Robertson, Niall Moore, Jess Ward, Helen E. Roy, Tim Adriaens, Richard Shaw, Johan Van Valkenburg, Gabe Wyn, Sandro Bertolino, Olivier Blight, Etienne Branquart, Giuseppe Brundu, Joe Caffrey, Dario Capizzi, Jim Casaer, Olivier De Clerck, Neil Coughlan, Eithne Davis, Jaimie Dick, Franz Essl, Guillaume Fried, Piero Genovesi, Pablo González-Moreno, Frank Hysentruyt … & Aileen C. Mill
Prioritising the management of invasive alien species (IAS) is of global importance and within Europe integral to the EU IAS regulation. To prioritise management effectively the risks posed by IAS need to be assessed, but so too does the feasibility of their management. While risk of IAS to the EU has been assessed, the feasibility of management has not. We assessed the feasibility of eradicating 60 new (not yet established) and 35 emerging (established with...

Data from: Crop pollination services: complementary resource use by social vs solitary bees facing crops with contrasting flower supply

Svenja Bänsch, Teja Tscharntke, Doreen Gabriel & Catrin Westphal
1. Many farmers are facing high economic risks if pollinator declines continue or temporal and spatial variation in wild bee communities cause reduced pollination services. Co-flowering crops might compete for pollinators, while they also might facilitate the delivery of pollination services. This rarely studied topic is of particular interest with respect to the foraging decisions of bees from different functional groups and when more sparsely and mass-flowering crops are in bloom at the same time....

Registration Year

  • 2020

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Julius Kühn-Institut
  • University of Göttingen
  • Bangor University
  • Ghent University
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • Research Institute for Nature and Forest
  • Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut
  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • Environment Agency Austria
  • University of Sassari