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Acknowledgements

The results presented here join two separate projects, and the acknowledgments below refer to these projects separately.

European Red List of Saproxylic Beetles (2008)

Coordination of the European Red List of Saproxylic Beetles was carried out by Ana Nieto (IUCN European Regional Office). We received expert advice and assistance from Keith N.A. Alexander (IUCN Saproxylic Beetles Specialist Advisor).

Annabelle Cuttelod, Melanie Bilz, Caroline Pollock and Jean-Christophe Vié provided guidance, encouragement, and good advice throughout the project. Teresa Oliveros Martínez and Anna Rosenberg provided substantial assistance with financial management of the project. Susannah Ohanlon, Vineet Katariya, Joe Wood, Yichuan Shi, Diego Juffe and Jim Ragle provided high-quality support on GIS and database issues. A word of thanks goes to Alison Coleman, Liza Drius and Lynne Labanne for their support on communication related matters.

We would like to thank Melanie Bilz, Julie Griffin, Helen Temple and Ana Nieto for assisting with workshop facilitation and Valentina Villoria for her extensive help with logistical arrangements and for ensuring that the workshop ran smoothly. Also thank you to David Collins for his invaluable support.

The European Saproxylic Beetles Assessment and consequently this report were requirements of the framework of a service contract with the European Commission (Service Contract No. 070307/2007/483305/MAR/B2). Additional support to IUCN that contributed to the success of the workshop was provided by the Ministry of the Environment of Finland. We thank Marina von Weissenberg of the Ministry of the Environment of Finland for her much appreciated help. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission, the Ministry of the Environment of Finland, or the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The European Saproxylic Beetle Assessment was entirely dependent on more than 72 experts from over 35 countries in Europe, who generously gave of their time and knowledge. The enthusiasm and commitment of these people has enabled us to generate a comprehensive and detailed picture of saproxylic beetle status and trends in Europe.

We record our thanks to the following people, asking for forgiveness from anyone whose name is inadvertently omitted or misspelled:

  • Aleksandrowicz Oleg
  • Alexander Keith
  • Audisio Paolo
  • Bahillo Pablo
  • Baselga Andres
  • Bekchiev Rostislav
  • Bouget Christophe
  • Brustel Hervé
  • Büche Boris
  • Buse Jörn
  • Campanaro Alejandro
  • Chobot Karel
  • De la Rosa Juan Jesús
  • Delnatte Julien
  • Dodelin Benoit
  • Doychev Danail
  • Gerend Raoul
  • Guéorguiev Borislav
  • Grosso-Silva José Manuel
  • Horák Jakub
  • Hrasovec Boris
  • Hyvärinen Esko
  • Istrate Petru
  • Jansson Nicklas
  • Jurc Maja
  • Katušić Luka
  • Köhler Frank
  • Legakis Anastasios
  • Lelo Suvad
  • Makris Christodoulos
  • Mannerkoski Ilpo
  • Martikainen Petri
  • Martin Ole
  • Mason Franco
  • Méndez Marcos
  • Merkl Otto
  • Micó Balaguer Estefanía
  • Muller Jorg
  • Munteanu Natalia
  • Nardi Gianluca
  • Nitzu Eugen
  • Ødegaard Frode
  • Oleksa Andrzej
  • Olšovský Tomáš
  • Otero Carlos
  • Pedersen Jan
  • Pesic Vladimir
  • Petrakis Panos
  • Pettersson Roger
  • Peuhu Elina
  • Pil Natasa
  • Putchkov Alexander
  • Recalde Irurzun José-Ignacio
  • Rimsaite Jolanta
  • Schlaghamersky Jiri
  • Schmidl Jürgen
  • Smets Koen
  • Soares-Vieira Patrícia
  • Sprecher-Uebersax Eva
  • Stokland Jogeir
  • Sverdrup-Thygeson Anne
  • Telnov Dimitry
  • Tezcan Serdar
  • Thomsen Philip Francis
  • Tykarski Piotr
  • Verdugo Antonio
  • Viñolas Amador
  • Vitaly Alekseev
  • Vives Eduard
  • Voolma Kaljo
  • Vozar Agnes
  • Zabransky Petr

 

European Red List of Saproxylic Beetles (2018)

Coordination of the new European Red List of Saproxylic Beetles was carried out by Ana Nieto with support from Marta Cálix. It greatly benefited from the support of Caroline Pollock for database and Red List technical issues and Jemma Window for spatial analyses. Keith Alexander provided substantial expert advice and coordination support throughout the project duration.

Jean-Christophe Vié and Craig Hilton-Taylor provided guidance, encouragement, and good advice throughout the project and Anna Rosenberg provided assistance with financial management of the project; hereby we record our gratitude to them. We are also grateful to all the photographers who provided species photos for the species assessments and the photos to illustrate the brochure. A special thanks to Hervé Bouyon and Frédéric Chevaillot for their incredible photos.

The European Red List of Saproxylic Beetles is a deliverable of a LIFE project co-funded by the European Commission and other donors (LIFE14 PRE/BE/000001 – LIFE European Red Lists). In particular, we would like to thank Frank Vassen (European Commission, DG Environment) and the LIFE monitors for their support throughout the project, allowing for a smooth implementation.

All of IUCN’s Red Listing processes rely on the willingness of scientists to contribute and pool their collective knowledge to make the most reliable estimates of species status. Without their enthusiastic commitment to species conservation, this kind of regional overview would not be possible. The European Red List of Saproxylic Beetles was dependent on a large number of experts from many different countries in Europe and elsewhere, who generously gave their time and knowledge. The dedication and commitment of these people have enabled us to generate a comprehensive and detailed picture of saproxylic beetle species status and trends in Europe. We record our thanks to the following people, asking for forgiveness from anyone whose name is inadvertently omitted or misspelled:

  • Aleksandrowicz Oleg
  • Alexander Keith
  • Audisio Paolo
  • Bologna Marco
  • Brustel Hervé
  • Buse Jörn
  • Dodelin Benoit
  • Istrate Petru
  • Jansson Nicklas
  • Legakis Anastasios
  • Liberto Andrea
  • Makris Christodoulos
  • Merkl Otto
  • Novák Vladimir
  • Mugerwa Pettersson Roger
  • Purchart Lubos
  • Schlaghamersky Jiri
  • Soldati Fabien
  • Telnov Dimitry
  • Vazquez-Albalate Xavier
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