Local and landscape drivers of butterfly richness and abundance in a human-dominated area

Local and landscape drivers of butterfly richness and abundance in a human-dominated area •The contribution of landscape variables is crucial in habitat suitability analyses.•Butterfly richness and abundance decline when meadow cover increases in the landscape.•The amount of nectar resources is the main driver of butterfly richness and abundance.•Mowing intensity negatively affects butterfly richness and abundance.•The management of field margins and hedgerows is critical to preserve butterflies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment Elsevier

Local and landscape drivers of butterfly richness and abundance in a human-dominated area

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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0167-8809
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10.1016/j.agee.2017.11.020
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Abstract

•The contribution of landscape variables is crucial in habitat suitability analyses.•Butterfly richness and abundance decline when meadow cover increases in the landscape.•The amount of nectar resources is the main driver of butterfly richness and abundance.•Mowing intensity negatively affects butterfly richness and abundance.•The management of field margins and hedgerows is critical to preserve butterflies.

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Agriculture, Ecosystems & EnvironmentElsevier

Published: Feb 15, 2018

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