The Bommarco lab develops nature conservation of both rare and common biodiversity, focusing on the management and values of semi-natural grasslands and green infrastructure.
Greener infrastructure: How do man-made habitats contribute to landscape-scale biodiversity
Land claimed for infrastructure, such as roads and power lines cover vast areas, and provide novel opportunities for biodiversity conservation. Many species can use these habitats as substitute or supplementary habitats and they might contain high biodiversity. We study to what extent these rights-of-way contribute to the biodiversity (species, functional and phylogenetic diversity), depending on landscape composition. We also study to what extent they facilitate insect movements, and thereby contribute to landscape connectivity.
PhD student Juliana Dániel Ferreira