Baur Bruno

A resurvey of millipede diversity in the Swiss National Park and its surroundings: Comparison of data from 1919 with 2018

Project Number: CH-6406
Project Type: Research_Project
Project Duration: 06/01/2018 - 11/30/2020
Funding Source: other ,
Leading Institution: Universität Basel, Departement Umweltwissenschaften
Project Leader: Prof. Bruno Baur
Abteilungsvorsteher
Biologie
Natur-, Landschafts- und Umweltschutz (NLU)
Universität Basel
St. Johanns-Vorstadt 10
4056 Basel
Phone: +41 (0) 61 207 08 29 ; +41 (0) 61 207 08 00 / 31
FAX: +41 (0) 61 207 08 01 / 32
e-Mail: bruno.baur(at)unibas.ch
http://www.conservation.unibas.ch/
Metadata: http://www.parcs.ch/snp/mmd_fullentry.php?docu_id=36213

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ecology


Abstract:
A resurvey of millipede diversity in the Swiss National Park and its surroundings: Comparison of data from 1919 with 2018. Bigler (1929) studied the millipedes in the Swiss National Park and its surroundings in the years 1918–1919. He collected more than 2,000 specimens which belonged to more than 30 species, and he described the elevational distribution for each species. The main objective of this project is to examine whether the elevational ranges of millipede species in the Swiss National Park have changed in the past 100 years, and whether the species differ in changes of their elevational ranges. To examine these questions, seven transect lines in different valleys of the National Park and its surroundings will be sampled. There are plenty of studies addressing the shift of vertical distribution of plant and animal species due to the climate change in the past decades in several areas across the world. However, few of them use 100-year-old data, and none focused on millipedes. Although there are some works suggesting possible effects of climate change on millipedes, this would be the first study examining this issue.

Leading questions:
The main objective is to examine whether the elevational ranges of millipede species in the Swiss National Park have changed in the past 100 years, and whether the species differ in changes of their elevational ranges.


Last update: 12/19/19
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)
Update the data of project: CH-6406

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