Publications of current year

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Bosco, L., R. Arlettaz & A. Jacot. 2019. Ground greening in vineyards promotes the Woodlark Lullula arborea and their invertebrate prey. Journal of Ornithology 160: 799-811. (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Bosco, L., H.Y. Wan, S.A. Cushman, R. Arlettaz & A. Jacot. 2019. Separating the effects of habitat amount and fragmentation on invertebrate abundance using a multi-scale framework. Landscape Ecology 34: 105-117. (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Braunisch, V., S. Roder, J. Coppes, J.S.P. Froidevaux, R. Arlettaz & K. Bollmann. 2019. Structural complexity in managed and strictly protected mountain forests: Effects on the habitat suitability for indicator bird species. Forest Ecology and Management 448: 139-149. (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Eichhorn, S., N. Klein, C. Theux, P. Vetter & R. Arlettaz. 2019. Nidification réussie du Guêpier d’Europe Merops apiaster à près de 1200 m d’altitude en Valais. Nos Oiseaux 66: 77-78. (PDF, 99KB)

Fasel, N.J., K. McMillian, U. Jakop, L. Méné-Saffrané, K.M. Engel, M. Genoud, K. Müller & P. Christe. 2019. Modification of sperm fatty acid composition during epididymal maturation in bats. Reproduction 157: 77-85. (PDF, 558KB)

Herzog, C., M. Lessard-Therrien, M. Van der Heijden, R. Arlettaz & J.Y. Humbert. 2019. The impact of mountain hay meadow management on litter decomposition and root colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. In Improving sown grasslands through breeding and management (eds. O. Huguenin-Elie, B. Studer, R. Kölliker, D. Reheul, M. Probo, P. Barre, U. Feuerstein, I. Roldán-Ruiz, P. Mariotte & A. Hopkins), Grassland Science in Europe, vol. 24, pp. 452-454. EGF and Eucarpia. (PDF, 397KB)

Jiguet, F., A. Robert, R. Lorrillière, K.A. Hobson, K.J. Kardynal, R. Arlettaz, F. Bairlein, V. Belik, P. Bernardy, J.L. Copete, M.A. Czajkowski, S. Dale, V. Dombrovski, D. Ducros, R. Efrat, J. Elts, Y. Ferrand, R. Marja, S. Minkevicius, P. Olsson, M. Pérez, M. Piha, M. Raković, H. Schmaljohann, T. Seimola, G. Selstam, J.P. Siblet, M. Skierczyǹski, A. Sokolov, J. Sondell & C. Moussy. 2019. Unravelling migration connectivity reveals unsustainable hunting of the declining ortolan bunting. Science Advances 5: eaau2642. (PDF, 664KB)

Kormann, U.G., C. Scherber, T. Tscharntke, P. Batáry & V. Rösch. 2019. Connectedness of habitat fragments boosts conservation benefits for butterflies, but only in landscapes with little cropland. Landscape Ecology 34: 1045-1056. (PDF, 519KB)

Magg, N., E. Ballenthien & V. Braunisch. 2019. Faunal surrogates for forest species conservation: A systematic niche-based approach. Ecological Indicators 102: 65-75. (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Margalida, A., M.S. Braun, J.J. Negro, K. Schulze-Hagen & M. Wink. 2019. Cosmetic colouring by Bearded Vultures Gypaetus barbatus: still no evidence for an antibacterial function. PeerJ 7: e6783. (PDF, 7.4 MB)

Margalida, A. & R. Mateo. 2019. Illegal killing of birds in Europe continues. Science 363: 1161-1161. (PDF, 547KB)

Martínez, J.E., I. Zuberogoitia, J.M. Escarabajal, G.J. Gómez, J.F. Calvo & A. Margalida. 2019. Copulatory behaviour in the Bonelli´s Eagle: Assessing the paternity assurance hypothesis. PLoS ONE 14: e0217175. (PDF, 618KB)

Nadal, J., C. Ponz, C. Comas & A. Margalida. 2019. Time, geography and weather provide insights into the ecological strategy of a migrant species. Science of the Total Environment 649: 1096-1104. (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Resano-Mayor, J., F. Korner-Nievergelt, S. Vignali, N. Horrenberger, A.G. Barras, V. Braunisch, C.A. Pernollet & R. Arlettaz. 2019. Snow cover phenology is the main driver of foraging habitat selection for a high‑alpine passerine during breeding: implications for species persistence in the face of climate change. Biodiversity and Conservation 28: 2669-2685. (PDF, 1.9 MB)

Rey, L., M. Kéry, A. Sierro, B. Posse, R. Arlettaz & A. Jacot. 2019. Effects of forest wildfire on inner-Alpine bird community dynamics. PLoS ONE 14: e0214644. (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Ritschard, E., S. Zingg, R. Arlettaz & J.Y. Humbert. 2019. Biodiversitätsförderflächen: Vögel und Tagfalter profitieren von der Fläche und Qualität / Surfaces de promotion de la biodiversité: étendue et qualité favorisent oiseaux et papillons. Agrarforschung Schweiz / Recherche Agronomique Suisse 10: 206-213. (PDF, 302KB) (PDF, 302KB)

Safford, R., J. Andevski, A. Botha, C.G.R. Bowden, N. Crockford, R. Garbett, A. Margalida, I. Ramírez, M. Shobrak, J. Tavares & N.P. Williams. 2019. Vulture conservation: the case for urgent action. Bird Conservation International 29: 1-9. (PDF, 532KB)

Schmidt, B.R., R. Arlettaz, M. Schaub, B. Lüscher & M. Kröpfli. 2019. Benefits and limits of comparative effectiveness studies in evidence-based conservation. Biological Conservation 236: 115-123. (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Selva, N., M. Moleón, E. Sebastián-González, T.L. DeVault, M.M. Quaggiotto, D.M. Bailey, S.A. Lambertucci & A. Margalida. 2019. Vertebrate Scavenging Communities. In Carrion Ecology and Management (eds. P.P. Olea, P. Mateo-Tomás & J.A. Sánchez Zapata), Wildlife Research Monographs, vol. 2, pp. 71-99. Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Cham. (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Simoncini, R., I. Ring, C. Sandström, C. Albert, U. Kasymov, and R. Arlettaz. 2019. Constraints and opportunities for mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services in the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy: Insights from the IPBES assessment for Europe and Central Asia. Land Use Policy 88: 104099. (PDF, 4.7 MB)

Slodowicz, D., J.Y. Humbert & R. Arlettaz. 2019. The relative effectiveness of seed addition methods for restoring or re‑creating species rich grasslands: a systematic review protocol. Environmental Evidence 8: article 28. (PDF, 779KB)

Stelbrink, P., A. Grendelmeier, D. Schabo, R. Arlettaz, F. Hillig & G. Pasinelli. 2019. Does acoustically simulated predation risk affect settlement and reproduction of a migratory passerine? Ethology 125: 535-547. (PDF, 514KB)

van Klink, R., M.H.M. Menz, H. Baur, O. Dosch, I. Kühne, L. Lischer, H. Luka, S. Meyer, T. Szikora, D. Unternährer, R. Arlettaz & J.Y. Humbert. 2019. Larval and phenological traits predict insect community response to mowing regime manipulations. Ecological Applications 29: e01900. (PDF, 267KB)

Zingg, S., E. Ritschard, R. Arlettaz & J.Y. Humbert. 2019. Increasing the proportion and quality of land under agri-environment schemes promotes birds and butterflies at the landscape scale. Biological Conservation 231: 39-48. (PDF, 1.1 MB)


Newspaper & Magazine articles

Arlettaz, R. 2019. Biodiversité en Bordurie. Le Nouvelliste, 26.6.2019. (PDF, 953KB)