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Jewels in the Mist: A Synopsis on the Highly Endangered Butterfly Species the Violet Copper, Lycaena helle

By: Jan Christian Habel (Author), Marc Meyer (Author), Thomas Schmitt (Author)

235 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations

Pensoft Publishers

Paperback | May 2014 | #214722 | ISBN-13: 9789546427212
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About this book

Language: English

Jewels in the Mist is a compilation of 19 contributions about biogeography, ecology and conservation of the Violet Copper Lycaena helle. Although Jewels in the Mist focuses on a single butterfly species, this taxon stands as a representative for many relict species and populations. Thus, this compilation is more than a simple monography on the Violet Copper. Authors from all over Europe describe the history and ecology of remnant populations, raise the question on how and why to protect relict occurrences and highlight the relevance of combining different methods, which are described in six method boxes. Finally, Jewels in the Mist also is a plea for bringing together theoretical and practical conservationists.


Contents

Editorial   1
   Jan Christian Habel, Marc Meyer, Thomas Schmitt

Preface   3
   James Mallet

Prologue
A lifetime with the Violet Copper Lycaena helle   7
   Henri A. Descimon

Article I
The Violet Copper Lycaena helle at its northern distribution range   15
   Nils Ryrholm

Article II
Habitat requirements, threats and trends in the distribution of the Violet Copper Lycaena helle at its northern distribution margin in Finland   23
   Marko Mutanen, Panu Välimäki

Article III
The Violet Copper Lycaena helle in the Pyrenees: Distribution and ecology at the species' southern distribution margin   37
   Graham Hart, Nick Bowles

Method article I
Habitat suitability models in conservation planning – a short introduction   57
   Petra Dieker, Angela Taboada & Henrik von Wehrden

Article IV
Resource-based habitat use in Lycaena helle: Significance of a functional, ecological niche-oriented approach   67
   Camille Turlure, Hans Van Dyck, Philippe Goffart & Nicolas Schtickzelle

Method article II
Population structure assessment in situ – Mark-Release-Recapture analyses on butterflies   87
   Jessica Weyer

Article V
Mobility, behaviour and phenology of the Violet Copper Lycaena helle in North-Western Romania   91
   Cristina Craioveanu, Cristian Sitar & László Rákosy

Method article III
Biogeography: From the analysis of distributions to the distribution of genetic variants   107
   Thomas Schmitt & Jan Christian Habel

Article VI
The molecular biogeography of the Violet Copper Lycaena helle   111
   Jan Christian Habel, Marc Meyer, Thomas Schmitt, Martin Husemann & Zoltan Varga

Method article IV
How genetics can contribute to conservation   125
   Aline Finger & Chris Kettle

Article VII
Isolated and unique: The conservation value of extant populations of Lycaena helle at the species’ western distribution edge   127
   Jan Christian Habel, Aline Finger, Marc Meyer & Thomas Schmitt

Method article V
Fluctuating asymmetry and morphological approaches in ecology and evolutionary biology   137
   Frank E. Zachos & Katharina Spreitzer

Article VIII
Morphologic variability and signals of environmental stress: Wing-shape analyses in the Violet Copper Lycaena helle   141
   Jan Christian Habel, Sarah Mattern, Marc Meyer & Thomas Schmitt

Method article VI
Biodiversity Informatics: Quantifying the structure and temporal fluctuations in species’ ranges   161
   Dennis Rödder

Article IX
Losing genetic uniqueness under global change: the Violet Copper (Lycaena helle) in Europe   165
   Youri Martin, Jan Christian Habel, Hans Van Dyck & Nicolas Titeux

Article X
Results of two introductions of Lycaena helle in France   185
   Henri Descimon & Philippe Bachelard

Article XI
Restoration and management of habitat networks for Lycaena helle in Belgium   197
   Philippe Goffart, Eric Cavelier, Patrick Lighezzolo, Alexander Rauw & Dominique Lafontaine

Article XII
Caught in a trap: How to preserve a post-glacial relict species in secondary habitats?   217
   Klaus Fischer, Eva Schubert & Johannes Limberg

Epilogue
Why protecting relict populations?   231
    Jan Christian Habel & Thomas Schmitt


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