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Toward the next Common Agricultural Policy reform: determinants of avian communities in hay meadows reveal current policy's inadequacy for biodiversity conservation in grassland ecosystems.

Published online: 18 Dec 2019

Authors: Assandri, G. & Bogliani, G. & Pedrini, P. & Brambilla, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Semi-natural grasslands are among the richest European ecosystems in terms of biodiversity. However, they have been severely affected by farming inten...

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Effectiveness of the Swiss agri-environment scheme in promoting biodiversity.

Published online: 03 May 2006

Authors: Knop, E. & Kleijn, D. & Herzog, F. & Schmid, B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Increasing concern over the loss of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes was one of the reasons for the introduction of agri-environment schemes in...

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Ecologically sustainable fertility management for the maintenance of species-rich hay meadows: a 12-year fertilizer and lime experiment.

Published online: 05 Feb 2014

Authors: Kirkham, F. W. & Tallowin, J. R. B. & Dunn, R. M. & Bhogal, A. & Chambers, B. J. & Bardgett, R. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Increased use of artificial fertilizers has caused widespread loss of species-rich grasslands throughout Britain and mainland Europe. Species-rich mea...

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Past tree influence and prescribed fire mediate biotic interactions and community reassembly in a grassland-restoration experiment.

Published online: 03 Feb 2016

Authors: Halpern, C. B. & Antos, J. A. & McKenzie, D. & Olson, A. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Woody plant encroachment of grasslands is occurring globally, with profound ecological consequences. Attempts to restore herbaceous dominance may fail...

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Can long-term floodplain meadow recreation replicate species composition and functional characteristics of target grasslands?

Published online: 12 Oct 2011

Authors: Woodcock, B. A. & McDonald, A. W. & Pywell, R. F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The recreation of species-rich grassland represents a key EU agri-environment policy initiative intended to maintain native biodiversity and to suppor...

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Restoration of a floodplain meadow in Wiltshire, UK through application of green hay and conversion from pasture to meadow management.

Published online: 10 May 2020

Authors: Hosie, C. & Jones, E. & Rothero, E. C. & Wallace, H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Conservation Evidence

In July 2010 green hay from a species-rich donor field was used to diversify a species-poor floodplain meadow (the receiver field), which had previous...

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A comparative study of nitrogen flows in two similar meadows affected by different groundwater levels.

Published online: 30 Mar 1995

Authors: Berendse, F. & Oomes, M. J. M. & Altena, H. J. & Visser, W. de

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A comparative study was carried out on nitrogen flows in two meadow ecosystems that were similar at the beginning of the experiment. In the wet meadow...

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Soil seed banks and the effects of meadow management on vegetation change in a 10-year meadow field trial.

Published online: 12 Aug 2002

Authors: Smith, R. S. & Shiel, R. S. & Millward, D. & Corkhill, P. & Sanderson, R. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Enhancement of plant species diversity is often an objective in grassland management for wildlife conservation. Such management regimes may also chang...

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Intensified agricultural use of grasslands reduces growth and survival of precocial shorebird chicks.

Published online: 13 Feb 2013

Authors: Kentie, R. & Hooijmeijer, J. C. E. W. & Trimbos, K. B. & Groen, N. M. & Piersma, T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Intensification of agricultural use of grassland habitats has been linked to the declines of many farmland bird species, several of whom have been in ...

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Inundated parcels for meadow birds.

Published online: 21 Feb 2018

Authors: Visser, T. & Melman, D. & Buij, R. & Schotman, A.

Content type: Bulletin

Parcel inundation has become a common management practice within agricultural nature conservation areas within the Netherlands. Research has been cond...

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