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Alexander Mrkvicka

Alexander Mrkvicka
MA 49 Forestry Department Vienna

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extended): The village of Bad Fischau-Brunn is located on the southern edge of the Vienna Basin (Lower Aus-tria) at the border of two ecoregions, the Alps and the Pannonian Plains. Geologically, different limestone formations, sandstones and conglomerates dominate. The area is characterised by outlets of thermal springs and the existence of numerou...
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In 2021, the Tyrolean “Days of Biodiversity”, an annual biological survey, took place in the Kaunergrat Nature Park. Between July 21 and 24, we visited the region to compile a species list for molluscs, and to evaluate the status of Candidula unifasciata in the region. Candidula unifasciata is a xerothermophilous land snail species, with the nomina...
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In three watercourses of the municipality Bad Fischau-Brunn (Vienna Basin, Lower Austria) vital stocks of the FFH species (Annex II and IV) Unio crassus cytherea could be detected: Warme Fischa, Prossetbach, Frauenbach. Especially in the newly relocated section of the Frauenbach and the lower reaches of the Prossetbach and Frauenbach, which have be...
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Unio crassus cytherea is classified as critically endangered in Austria. From 2009 to 2019, current and historical occurrences as well as brooks and rivers with suitable conditions but no records of the species in the Wienerwald area and its surroundings in Vienna and Lower Austria were searched for Unio crassus. Only two populations with living...
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More findings of the endangered jumping spider Pellenes nigrociliatus (Simon, 1875) from Lower Austria and Burgenland (Araneae: Salticidae). As a result of excursions to dry grasslands from 2018 to 2020 seven new records of the endangered jumping spider (Salticidae) Pellenes nigrociliatus from Lower Austria and Burgenland are reported. With Observ...
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A new finding of Hoplitis mocsaryi (Friese, 1895) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) from Lower Austria, hints for possible other populations and results of the monitoring on Perchtoldsdorfer Heide. As a result of excursions to dry grass- lands in Lower Austria and Burgenland, a new record of the endangered wild bee Hoplitis mocsaryi from Lower Austria is rep...
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Differentiated maintenance concept for the natural monument "Trockenrasen" in Tattendorf (Lower Austria). The granting of the protection status "natural monument" by the nature conservancy of Lower Austria is linked to the condition that the municipality of Tattendorf has to subject the area to ongoing care. Stated in detail are "annual mowing, at...
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This article describes the discovery, protection and objectives of a basic survey of the flora and fauna of the natural monument “Trockenrasen” in Tattendorf. The ecological value of this comparatively small area of dry grassland (about 0.5 hectare) was more or less well known, but the real richness in species unknown. According to the motto "You c...
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Starting from unexpected findings in Lower Austria and Burgenland between 2011 and 2013, the distribution of the three known species of Helicopsis in Eastern Austria – H. austriaca Gittenberger, 1969, H. hungarica (Soós & H. Wagner, 1935) and H. striata (O.F. Müller, 1774) was recorded. Additionally, observations on the biology and ecology of these...
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Several malacological excursions to the spring reserve Harras and Pottenstein in the Upper Triesting Valley in Lower Austria took place from 2014 to 2019. The main goals were to investigate the importance of this spring reserve as a habitat for molluscs in general and for endangered and potentially cavernous species in special. A total of 87 mollus...
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Die wechselvolle Geschichte und einige glückliche Zufälle waren mit dafür verantwortlich, dass Wien mit dem Lainzer Tiergarten heute ein einzigartiges Naturschutz- und Erholungsgebiet hat. Jahrhundertelang war er privates Jagdgebiet der Habsburger und ihrer erlauchten Gäste, von den 1920er bis 1950er Jahren war seine Zukunft in politisch wie wirtsc...
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Checklist Flora of the Republic of (North-) Macedonia, compiled from Micevski & Matevski 1985 - 2010 (I/1 - II/1). (II/1 was the last volume published). var. and f. were not included.
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The taxonomic status of the Austrian endemic Helicopsis austriaca has changed several times since its first description. Originally described at species level, it was later treated as a subspecies of H. striata or more usually as a junior synonym of the latter species. The same applies to H. hungarica. Despite the unclear tax-onomy of these taxa, H...
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The common plants of the Austrian Alps, 605 taxa, are presented with photos, short description and distribution in the provinces of Austria.
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Microcondylaea bonelli (Férussac 1827) inhabits rivers in the northern and eastern region of the adriatic sea. Actual IUCN conservation status is VU (vulnerable), it is listed in Annex V of the Flora-Fauna-Habitat directive of the EU. Due to construction works, frequent severe flooding and habitat changes the species is in rapid decline in its whol...
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2017 erfolgten im Rahmen des Tags der Artenvielfalt Aufsammlungen von Mollusken in Alland, Niederösterreich, durch Michael Duda, Otto Moog, Alexander Mrkvicka, Jan Steger.Insgesamt 67 Taxa wurden nachgewiesen. Bemerkenswerte Funde waren Bythinella cf. austriaca, Hauffenia cf. wienerwaldensis, Lebendvorkommen von Vertigo angustior, V. antivertigo, V...
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Das "Bilderbuch" zur Flora Wiens erscheint in einer zweiten, veränderten Auflage. Einige Fotos wurden durch bessere ersetzt, die Verbreitungskarten wurden mit neuen Funden ergänzt. Wien besitzt eine phantastische Artenvielfalt an Pflanzen und Tieren. Der Grund dafür ist das Zusammentreffen von verschiedenen Klimazonen. In Wien leben sowohl Alpenpfl...
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Auf 464 reich bebilderten Seiten geben die Autoren Einblick in die faszinierende Natur der Markt- gemeinde Perchtoldsdorf. Ausgehend vom Tag der Artenvielfalt 2007 arbeiteten über 30 Biologin- nen und Biologen 10 Jahre lang an der Erforschung der Perchtoldsdorfer Natur und dokumentier- ten sie mit zahlreichen eindrucksvollen Fotos. 5100 Arten umfaß...
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Remarkable findings of the endangered jumping spider Pellenes nigrociliatus (Simon, 1875) from the "Thermenlinie" in Lower Austria with an overview of published data from Eastern Austria (Araneae: Salticidae). As a result of excursions to dry grasslands between 2013–2016 records of the endangered jumping spiders (Salticidae) Pellenes nigrociliatus...
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Grazing in accordance with the aims of nature conservation: Results from a workshop at the Lower Austrian Academy for Nature Conservation in Stockerau on the 4th of November 2016. This workshop concerned grazing management of special interest sites for nature conservation in the pannonian Region of Austria. It provided a platform for people involve...
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In den Jahren 2013–2016 wurden zahlreiche Trockenrasen im Gebiet des Wienerwaldes und der Voralpen in Niederösterreich begangen. Dabei konnte an mehreren Orten die vom Aussterben bedrohte Springspinne Pellenes nigrociliatus nachgewiesen werden, von der im Gebiet zuvor keine aktuellen Funde bekannt waren, wie eine Übersicht der bisher veröffentlicht...
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Aquatic plants of standing waterbodies in the Styrian Salzkammergut (Austria) and additional comments on the occurrence of mussels, crayfish and amphibians. 68 Lakes, ponds and tarns in the Styrian part of the Salzkammergut (Eastern limestone alps, Austria) were visited between 2006 and 2011. Altogether, 31 Species of aquatic plants were collected...
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Gone extinct twice – The failed reestablishment of Cochlearia macrorrhiza in the protected area Brunnlust (Moosbrunn, Lower Austria). The endemic Cochlearia macrorrhiza is only known from lowland fens in a small area in the Vienna Basin (Feuchte Ebene). At least since the 1980s this species is highly endangered and on the verge of extinction. Durin...
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The junior authors collected in the Bükk Mountains in the rivulet in Kács a Bythinella species new to science. From this region only B. pannonica was known which is endemic to the southeastern part of the Northern Carapthian Mountains (Fehér et al. 2013). This rivulet is fed by two springs, a cold one and a hypothermal spring. Only in the hypotherm...
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A new representative of a new genus and a new Bythinella species have been found in Macedonia, Sumia macedonica n. gen. n. sp. and Bythinella golemoensis n. sp. The shells of the holotypes and paratypes as well as the penis morphology are depicted.
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In September 2013 some parts of south-east Styrian river Systems were investigated. Populations of Holandriana holandrii as well as Unio crassus were found. The comparison with data from the literature back to 1992 and the obvious effects of the extreme heat in August 2013 showed interesting results.
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Zusammenfassung Monacha cantiana (MONTAGU 1803), Hygromia cinctella (DRAPARNAUD 1801) und Cepaea nemoralis (LINNÉ 1758) wurden zum ersten Mal im südwestlichen Umland von Wien (Österreich) gefunden. Während Monacha cantiana und Cepaea nemoralis nur an einzelnen Stellen nachgewiesen werden konnten, dürfte Hygromia cinctella zwischen Wien-Liesing und...
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The flora of Vienna is very rich in species both nationally and in the European context. About two-thirds of the species occur in natural and semi-natural areas, including forests, formerly extensively used steppe pastures as well as arable land, meadows and wetlands. Many of these biotopes are protected by different regulations and are managed and...
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The flora of Vienna is very rich in species both nationally and in the European context. About two-thirds of the species occur in natural and semi-natural areas, including forests, formerly extensively used steppe pastures as well as arable land, meadows and wetlands. Many of these biotopes are protected by different regulations and are managed...
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The book Plants and Habitats of European Cities is unique in describing , for the first time in a single volume, the flora and plant communities that occur in 16 cities of the European peninsula from London to Sofia and from Almeria to St. Petersburg. The chapters written by totally 25 experts start with a description of the natural features and hi...
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Lily RECHINGER (the mother of the renowned botanist Karl-Heinz Rechinger) in 1965, published a „Flora of Bad Aussee“ (Northern Calcareous Alps, in N. Styria). During the last 15 years this region has been revisited floristically. The results, including several records published in the mean time by a few other authors together with data accumulat...
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Die Alpen nehmen einen großen Anteil der Landesfläche von Österreich ein. In diesem vielgestaltigen Gebirge haben zahlreiche Pflanzen ihre Heimat gefunden. Sie werden gesehen, manchmal auch bewundert oder fotografiert. Und dann möchte man gerne ihre Namen wissen. Dabei soll dieses Buch helfen - es ist ein erster Einstieg zum Kennenlernen der Alpenp...
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New records and additions to the “Flora of Vienna” (ADLER & MRKVICKA 2003): 14 further species growing wild within the boundaries of Vienna not registered so far or considered to have become extinct are recorded. New localities for additional 37 spp. are recorded.
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Development of urban and periurban green areas and of the green belt in vienna. Strageies and policies for a sustainable development of the city of Vienna.
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The authors describe the history and development of nature conservation in eastern austria in the 19 th and 20 th century.
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Nature conservation in Vienna between the two world wars
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New records and additions to the “Flora o f Vienna” ( A d l e r & M r k v ic k a 2003): 12 further species growing wild within the boundaries of Vienna not registered so far or considered to have become extinct are recorded. New localities for additional 49 species are recorded.
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August N e i l r e i c h , to whom this new scientific journal is dedicated, was an important Austrian botanist. He was born on December 12th, 1803 in Vienna, studied law, became doctor juris in 1827 and made a career as officer o f justice, becoming a renowned judge, entitled “Councillor o f the Superior Court” in 1850. Since 1831 he was engage...
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A Summary of the results of the observations of Orchis spitzelii and its biotopes in the eastern alps.
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The development of Liparis loeselii from seed to flowering plant is discussed and illustrated.
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Development and ecological requirements of Spiranthes aestivalis are discussed and precautions for the effective protection derived.
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The results of ten years observation of Liparis loeselii in its natural habitats and on sterile medium are presented and compared with literature about the species.

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