About the Authors

Chris Walzer

chris.walzer@fiwi.at

Affiliation Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria

Christine Kowalczyk

Affiliation Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria

Jake M. Alexander

Affiliation Institute of Integrative Biology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

Bruno Baur

Affiliation Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Giuseppe Bogliani

Affiliation Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy

Jean-Jacques Brun

Affiliation Unité Ecosystèmes Montagnards, National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, Saint Martin d’Hères, France

Leopold Füreder

Affiliation Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Marie-Odile Guth

Affiliation Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Paris, France

Ruedi Haller

Affiliation Research and Geoinformation, Swiss National Park, Zernez, Switzerland

Rolf Holderegger

Affiliation Research Unit Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Birmensdorf, Switzerland

Yann Kohler

Affiliation Task Force Protected Areas - Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention, Chambery, France

Christoph Kueffer

Affiliation Institute of Integrative Biology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

Antonio Righetti

Affiliation Partner-innen in Umweltfragen, Liebefeld, Switzerland

Reto Spaar

Affiliation Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach, Switzerland

William J. Sutherland

Affiliation Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Aurelia Ullrich-Schneider

Affiliation International Commission for the Protection of the Alps-CIPRA International, Schaan, Liechtenstein

Sylvie N. Vanpeene-Bruhier

Affiliation Écosystèmes Méditerranéens et Risques, National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, Aix-en-Provence, France

Thomas Scheurer

Affiliation Swiss Academy of Sciences, Berne, Switzerland

Competing Interests

The authors acknowledge that one of the co-authors (AR) is employed by a private company (PiU GmbH). This fact does not, in any way, alter the authors’ adherence to all PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Implemented the study: CW C. Kowalczyk YK TS LF. Developed the study design: CW C. Kowalczyk WJS TS. Provided significant editorial inputs: JMA BB C. Kueffer R. Holderegger AR RS. Participated in question generation, question evaluation and workshop discussions: CW C. Kowalczyk JMA BB GB JJB LF MOG R. Haller R. Holderegger YK AR RS AUS SNVB TS. Analyzed the data: C. Kowalczyk CW. Wrote the paper: CW C. Kowalczyk TS.