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Apolloni, N., M.U. Grüebler, R. Arlettaz, T.K. Gottschalk & B. Naef-Daenzer. 2018. Habitat selection and range use of little owls in relation to habitat patterns at three spatial scales. Animal Conservation 21: 65-75. (PDF, 920KB)

Arizaga, J., J. Resano-Mayor, D. Villanúa, D. Alonso, J.M. Barbarin, A. Herrero, J.M. Lekuona & R. Rodríguez. 2018. Importance of artificial stopover sites through avian migration flyways: a landfill-based assessment with the White Stork Ciconia ciconia. Ibis 160: 542-553.  (PDF, 554KB)

Boch, S., E. Allan, J.Y. Humbert, Y. Kurtogullari, M. Lessard-Therrien, J. Müller, D. Prati, N.S. Rieder, R. Arlettaz & M. Fischer. 2018. Direct and indirect effects of land use on bryophytes in grasslands. Science of the Total Environment 644: 60-67. (PDF, 645KB)

Brambilla, M., J. Resano-Mayor, D. Scridel, M. Anderle, G. Bogliani, V. Braunisch, F. Capelli, M. Cortesi, N. Horrenberger, P. Pedrini, B. Sangalli, D. Chamberlain, R. Arlettaz & D. Rubolini. 2018. Past and future impact of climate change on foraging habitat suitability in a high-alpine bird species: Management options to buffer against global warming effects. Biological Conservation 221: 209-218. (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Coppes, J., J.L. Kämmerle, M. Willert, A. Kohnen, R. Palme & V. Braunisch. 2018. The importance of individual heterogeneity for interpreting faecal glucocorticoid metabolite levels in wildlife studies. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 2043-2054. (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Coppes, J., U. Nopp-Mayr, V. Grünschachner-Berger, I. Storch, R. Suchant & V. Braunisch. 2018. Habitat suitability modulates the response of wildlife to human recreation. Biological Conservation 227: 56-64. (PDF, 903KB)

Guil, F., M.Á. Soria, A. Margalida & J.M. Pérez-García. 2018. Wildfires as collateral effects of wildlife electrocution: An economic approach to the situation in Spain in recent years. Science of the Total Environment 625: 460-469. (PDF, 535KB)

Hernández, M., M.À. Colomer, M. Pizarro & A. Margalida. 2018. Changes in eggshell thickness and ultrastructure in the Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) Pyrenean population: A long-term analysis. Science of the Total Environment 624: 713-721. (PDF, 433KB)

Hildebrandt, B. & M. Schaub. 2018. The effects of hatching asynchrony on growth and mortality patterns in Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops nestlings. Ibis 160: 145-157. (PDF, 740KB)

Humbert, J.Y., P. Buri, D. Unternährer & R. Arlettaz. 2018. Alternative Mähregimes zur Förderung der Artenvielfalt von Wiesen / Des régimes de fauche alternatifs pour favoriser la biodiversité des prairies. Agrarforschung Schweiz / Recherche Agronomique Suisse 9: 314-321. (PDF, 194KB), (PDF, 196KB)

Lessard-Therrien, M., J.Y. Humbert, I. Hajdamowicz, M. Stańska, R. van Klink, L. Lischer & R. Arlettaz. 2018. Impacts of management intensification on ground-dwelling beetles and spiders in semi-natural mountain grasslands. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 251: 59-66. (PDF, 321KB)

Margalida, A. & D. Ogada. 2018. Old World Vultures in a Changing Environment. In Birds of Prey: Biology and conservation in the XXI century (eds. J.H. Sarasola, J.M. Grande & J.J. Negro), pp. 457-471. Springer, Cham. (PDF, 241KB)

Morales-Reyes, Z., B. Martín-López, M. Moleón, P. Mateo-Tomás, F. Botella, A. Margalida, J.A. Donázar, G. Blanco, I. Pérez & J.A. Sánchez-Zapata. 2018. Farmer Perceptions of the Ecosystem Services Provided by Scavengers: What, Who, and to Whom. Conservation Letters 11: art. e12392. (PDF, 656KB)

Moussy, C., R. Arlettaz, J.L. Copete, S. Dale, V. Dombrovski, J. Elts, R. Lorrillière, R. Marja, E. Pasquet, M. Piha, T. Seimola, G. Selstam & F. Jiguet. 2018. The genetic structure of the European breeding populations of a declining farmland bird, the ortolan bunting (Emberiza hortulana), reveals conservation priorities. Conservation Genetics 19: 909-922. (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Nadal, J., C. Ponz & A. Margalida. 2018. Reply to the comment on “Synchronizing biological cycles as key to survival under a scenario of global change: The Common quail (Coturnix coturnix) strategy” by Rodriguez-Teijeiro et al. Science of the Total Environment 635: 1558-1560. (PDF, 361KB)

Nadal, J., C. Ponz & A. Margalida. 2018. Population age structure as an indicator for assessing the quality of breeding areas of Common quail (Coturnix coturnix). Ecological Indicators 93: 1136-1142. (PDF, 573KB)

Nadal, J., C. Ponz & A. Margalida. 2018. Feathers for escape: the transition from juvenile to adult in red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 123: 72-80. (PDF, 497KB)

Nadal, J., C. Ponz & A. Margalida. 2018. Synchronizing biological cycles as key to survival under a scenario of global change: The Common quail (Coturnix coturnix) strategy. Science of the Total Environment 613-614: 1295-1301. (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Nadal, J., C. Ponz & A. Margalida. 2018. The effects of scaling on age, sex and size relationships in Red-legged Partridges. Scientific Reports 8: article number 2174. (PDF, 1021KB)

Plard, F., S. Schindler, R. Arlettaz & M. Schaub. 2018. Sex-Specific Heterogeneity in Fixed Morphological Traits Influences Individual Fitness in a Monogamous Bird Population. The American Naturalist 191: 106-119. (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Rehnus, M., K. Bollmann, D.R. Schmatz, K. Hackländer & V. Braunisch. 2018. Alpine glacial relict species losing out to climate change: The case of the fragmented mountain hare population (Lepus timidus) in the Alps. Global Change Biology 24: 3236-3253. (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Schmid, S., S. Neuenschwander, C. Pitteloud, G. Heckel, M. Pajkovic, R. Arlettaz & N. Alvarez. 2018. Spatial and temporal genetic dynamics of the grasshopper Oedaleus decorus revealed by museum genomics. Ecology and Evolution 8:1480-1495. (PDF, 834KB)

Scridel, D., M. Brambilla, K. Martin, A. Lehikoinen, A. Iemma, A. Matteo, S. Jähnig, E. Caprio, G. Bogliani, P. Pedrini, A. Rolando, R. Arlettaz & D. Chamberlain. 2018. A review and meta-analysis of the effects of climate change on Holarctic mountain and upland bird populations. Ibis 160: 489-515. (PDF, 606KB)

Souchay, G., R.E. van Wijk, M. Schaub & S. Bauer. 2018. Identifying drivers of breeding success in a long-distance migrant using structural equation modelling. Oikos 127: 125-133. (PDF, 498KB)

van Wijk, R.E., M. Schaub, S. Hahn, N. Juárez-García-Pelayo, B. Schäfer, L. Viktora, M. Martín-Vivaldi, M. Zischewski & S. Bauer. 2018. Diverse migration strategies in hoopoes (Upupa epops) lead to weak spatial but strong temporal connectivity. The Science of Nature 105: article 42. (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Wellig, S.D., S. Nusslé, D. Miltner, O. Kohle, O. Glaizot, V. Braunisch, M.K. Obrist & R. Arlettaz. 2018. Mitigating the negative impacts of tall wind turbines on bats: Vertical activity profiles and relationships to wind speed. PLoS ONE 13: e0192493. (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Zingg, S., J. Grenz & J.Y. Humbert. 2018. Landscape-scale effects of land use intensity on birds and butterflies. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 267: 119-128 (plus 12 pages of Appendix). (PDF, 1.3 MB)


Newspaper & Magazine articles

Arlettaz, R. & S. Pearson. 2018. Prédateurs et biodiversité en Berne. Le Temps, 12.6.2018. (PDF, 2.0 MB)

Arlettaz, R. 2018. Aucun loup, bouquetin ou homme moderne d’Europe n’est de pure souche!, 22.5.2018. Link

Arlettaz, R. 2018. Aucun loup, bouquetin ou homme moderne d’Europe n’est de pure souche! Le Temps, 8.5.2018. Link

Arlettaz, R. 2018. Climat: l’ère de la post-vérité ?, 1.5.2018. Link