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Grazing intensity affects insect diversity via sward structure and heterogeneity in a long-term experiment.

Published online: 06 Aug 2014

Authors: Jerrentrup, J. S. & Wrage-Mönnig, N. & Röver, K. U. & Isselstein, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In the past, insect diversity in grasslands showed a severe decline due to management intensification or abandonment. In this study, we investigate th...

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Is the density of redshank Tringa totanus nesting on saltmarshes in Great Britain declining due to changes in grazing management?

Published online: 24 Feb 1999

Authors: Norris, K. & Brindley, E. & Cook, T. & Babbs, S. & Brown, C. F. & Yaxley, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Salt marsh habitats support about 50% of the population of redshank breeding in Britain. Between 1985 and 1996, breeding densities declined by 23%. Th...

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Spread of introduced Lehmann lovegrass along a grazing intensity gradient.

Published online: 06 Jun 1992

Authors: McClaran, M. P. & Anable, M. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Changes in density of sown E. lehmanniana and native grasses (dominated by Digitaria californica, Bouteloua curtipendula, B. eriopoda, Muhlenbergia po...

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Livestock grazing impacts components of the breeding productivity of a common upland insectivorous passerine: results from a long-term experiment.

Published online: 23 Nov 2020

Authors: Malm, L. E. & Pearce-Higgins, J. W. & Littlewood, N. A. & Karley, A. J. & Karaszewska, E. & Jaques, R. & Pakeman, R. J. & Redpath, S. M. & Evans, D. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The intensity of pastoral management in areas of High Nature Value farming is declining in some regions of Europe but increasing in others. This affec...

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History matters: village distances, grazing and grassland species diversity.

Published online: 01 Dec 2010

Authors: Reitalu, T. & Johansson, L. J. & Sykes, M. T. & Hall, K. & Prentice, H. C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Temperate semi-natural grasslands are characterized by high levels of species diversity and have a high conservation value. Plant species diversity in...

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Grazing-induced patchiness, not grazing intensity, drives plant diversity in European low-input pastures.

Published online: 21 Jul 2020

Authors: Tonn, B. & Densing, E. M. & Gabler, J. & Isselstein, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Livestock grazing at low stocking rates is widely recommended to maintain grassland biodiversity. However, empirical evidence of grazing-intensity eff...

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Functional diversity loss with increasing livestock grazing intensity in drylands: the mechanisms and their consequences depend on the taxa.

Published online: 23 Aug 2017

Authors: Chillo, V. & Ojeda, R. A. & Capmourteres, V. & Anand, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Overgrazing is one of the main drivers of desertification in drylands, and livestock production is expected to increase in the next decades. The analy...

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Spring-fed wetland and riparian plant communities respond differently to altered grazing intensity.

Published online: 12 Jul 2006

Authors: Jackson, R. D. & Allen-Diaz, B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Spring-fed wetlands are nested within California's oak savanna-annual grassland, which is considered a non-equilibrium-type system because it shows li...

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Rainfall pulses mediate long-term plant community compositional dynamics in a semi-arid rangeland.

Published online: 10 Aug 2021

Authors: Liang MaoWei & Feng Xiao & Gornish, E. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Semi-arid rangelands, comprising more than 40% of the Earth's land surface, provide critical ecosystem services. Worldwide, these ecosystems are exper...

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Long-term heavy grazing increases community-level foliar fungal diseases by shifting plant composition.

Published online: 30 Apr 2022

Authors: Liu Yong & Duan DongDong & Jiang FeiFei & Tian Zhen & Feng XiaoXuan & Wu NaNa & Hou FuJiang & Kardol, P. & Nan ZhiBiao & Chen Tao

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In grasslands, the interactions of foliar fungal diseases and their host plants are largely dependent on grazing by large herbivores. However, the rel...

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