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Spatial expansion pattern of black cherry Padus serotina Ehrh. in suburban zone of Białystok (NE Poland)

ecology of invasive spread. Conserv. Biol. 16(5): 1192-1203. Wołkowycki D. 2004. The influence of some features of the landscape structure on the flora of alien woody species. Ecol. Questions 4: 133-140.

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Agricultural utilisation and potential suitability of the Sysľovské polia Special Protection Area (south-western Slovakia) landscape in relation to the habitat requirements of the red-footed falcon (Falco vespertinus)

JD, Bradbury RB & Siriwardena GM 1999: The second silent spring? Nature 400: 611–612. DOI: 10.1038/23127 McGarigal K & Marks B 1995: FRAGSTATS: Spatial analysis program for quantifying landscape structure. Retrieved November 6, 2017, from https://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/lter/pubs/pdf/pub1538.pdf McGarigal K, Cushman SA & Ene E 2012: FRAGSTATS v4. Spatial Pattern Analysis Program for Categorical and Continuous Maps. University of Massachusetts. Amherst. Retrieved September 14, 2017, from http

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Movements of imperial eagle Aquila heliaca juveniles and description of monitored areas in the border zone between Austria, Hungary and Slovakia

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Five juveniles of the imperial eagle were tracked during 2011-201 2. Movements were monitored in the western part of Slovakia and in the border area between Austria, Hungary and Slovakia. Three eagles came from the Záhorská nížina Lowlands and the others from the Malé Karpaty Mts and the Podunajská nížina Lowlands. Post-fledging movements were recorded in areas around the nests. Post-fledging areas covered a large territory (minimum convex polygons - 89, 941 , 969 km2). During the postfledging period the eagles carried out exploratory flights (1 2-33 km from the nest). One temporary settlement area (TSA) was identified in the border area between Austria, Hungary and Slovakia (minimum convex polygon - 68 km2). Two eagles with radio transmitters were recorded in this area. In the TSA and the post-fledging areas two habitat categories were dominant: arable land and forests. Heterogeneous agricultural areas were also important in the TSA (8%).

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The effects of landscape structure and road topography on mortality of mammals: A case study of two different road types in Central Slovakia

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The magnitude, composition, temporal and spatial patterns of mammal road mortality were assessed along some sections of two different road types (I/51 and R1) connecting the towns of Banská Bystrica, Zvolen and Banská Štiavnica (Central Slovakia). Road kills were surveyed using a car, three or four times per week from March 2008 to December 2012. We conducted 440 surveys, traveling a total of 39,700 km, and recorded 5,416 road mortality events (120 kills per km on average). Mammals were represented by 693 individuals (12.8% of the total number of carcasses) identified into 20 species and categories, respectively. The most frequently identified species were fox, hedgehog and domestic cat, a substantial part fell into the category of small mammals, as they could not be mostly identified to a genus. We found significant temporal and spatial differences in the magnitude of road-kills and identified several road segments as mortality hotspots both for all observations and for each season. Using logistic models we found significant relationships between the number and composition of the mammal casualties and higher proportion of arable land, built-up areas and roads in the landscape bordering the roads. Road topography was found to be among the important variables in explaining road-kills as carnivores were most susceptible to be killed on the raised segments and insectivores and herbivore mammals on the raised or buried segments of the roads. Construction of the fence along the R1 expressway in 2010 was related to significant decrease in road-kills, however, significantly higher mortality level was recorded at the segments with the underpass where streams with line riparian vegetation are crossed by the road. This effect was not identified at segments with expressway feeders. This finding suggests that the line vegetation continues to serve as migration corridor and leads animals to the R1 road where they find defects in fencing and try to cross through them and enter the road.

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Genetic Diversity and Place in the General Phylogeographic Structure of Capercaillie, Tetrao Urogallus (Galliformes, Phasianidae), from Belarus

. Downloaded on 15 June 2018. de Juana, E., Kirwan, G. M. 2018. Western Capercaillie ( Tetrao urogallus ). In : del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D. A. & de Juana, E., eds. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive . Lynx Edicions, Barcelona (Retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/53328 on 11 March 2018). Dolbik, M. S. 1974. Landscape structure of Belarus avifauna . Science and Technology, Minsk, 1–312 [In Russian]. Dolbik, M. S. 1980. The birds. Fundamentals of nature management . Minsk, 391–421 [In Russian]. Domaniewski, J

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New data and a checklist of Dryinidae (Hymenoptera) from Poland, and their role in controlling leafhopper and planthopper crop pests (Hemiptera: Cicadomorpha, Fulgoromorpha)

–67. K arg J., B ałazy S. 2009. Effect of landscape structure on the occurrence of agrophagous pests and their antagonists. Progress in Plant Protection 49 (3): 1015–1034. (in Polish) K ędziora A., K arg J. 2010. Threats and protection of biodiversity. Nauka 4 : 107–114. (in Polish) K lejdysz T. 2013. Leafhoppers and planthoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadomorpha & Fulgoromorpha) as part of the harmful entomofauna on major crops in Poland. PhD thesis, Institute of Plant Protection – National Research Institute, Poznań. (in Polish) K lejdysz T. 2017

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Diversity Partitioning of Wild Bee Assemblages (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes) and Species Preferences for Three Types of Refuge Habitats in an Agricultural Landscape in Poland

agricultural matrix: opposing responses of wild bees and hoverflies to landscape structure and distance from main habitat. Landscape Ecology 24(4): 547-555. JONGMAN R.H.G., TER BRAAK C.J.F.T, van TONGEREN O.F.R. 1995. Data Analysis in Community and Landscape Ecology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. KING J. 1969. Statistical analysis in geography. Prentice Hall, Engelwood Cliffs, New Jersey. LE FÉON V., BUREL F., CHIFFLET R., HNERY M., RICHROCH A., VASSIÈRE R., BAUDRY J. 2013. Solitary bee abundance and species richness in dynamic

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Scandix pecten-veneris L. (Apiaceae) in the Małopolska Upland (S Poland) – regional changes in the distribution and population resources of declining weed species

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Importance of old rural areas of Lubuskie Lakeland and central Pomerania for maintenance of vegetation diversity

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The effect of habitat conditions on the abundance of populations and selected individual and floral traits of Impatiens glandulifera Royle

. Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera Royle). In: Z. Bott a-Dukát & L. Balogh (eds.). The most important invasive plants in Hungary, pp: 129-137. Institute of Ecology and Botany, Hungarian Academy of. Sciences, Vácrátót, Hungary. Benningt on C. C. & McGraw J. C. 1995. Natural selectionand ecotypic differentiation in Impatiens pallida.Ecol. Monogr. 65(3): 303-324. http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2937062 Bartomeus I., Montserrat Vilá M. & Steff an-Dewenter I. 2010. Combined effects of Impatiens glandulifera invasion and landscape structure on

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