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Dispersal and establishment limitation reduces the potential for successful restoration of semi-natural grassland communities on former arable fields.

Published online: 06 Jan 2010

Authors: Öster, M. & Ask, K. & Cousins, S. A. O. & Eriksson, O.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Ex-arable fields have been suggested as potential sites for re-creation of semi-natural grasslands, but information is still limited on the temporal s...

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Fertilising semi-natural grasslands may cause long-term negative effects on both biodiversity and ecosystem stability.

Published online: 20 Feb 2019

Authors: Melts, I. & Lanno, K. & Sammul, M. & Uchida, K. & Heinsoo, K. & Kull, T. & Laanisto, L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Some short-term experiments in applied ecology and agricultural research have demonstrated that nutrient applications in semi-natural grasslands can m...

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Semi-natural grasslands as population sources for pollinating insects in agricultural landscapes.

Published online: 07 Feb 2007

Authors: Öckinger, E. & Smith, H. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In intensively farmed agricultural landscapes, many species are confined to very small uncultivated areas such as field margins. However, it has been ...

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Species-rich semi-natural grasslands have a higher resistance but a lower resilience than intensively managed agricultural grasslands in response to climate anomalies.

Published online: 09 Mar 2016

Authors: Keersmaecker, W. de & Rooijen, N. van & Lhermitte, S. & Tits, L. & Schaminée, J. & Coppin, P. & Honnay, O. & Somers, B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The stable delivery of ecosystem services provided by grasslands is strongly dependent on the stability of grassland ecosystem functions such as bioma...

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Roadside diversity in relation to age and surrounding source habitat: evidence for long time lags in valuable green infrastructure.

Published online: 15 Sep 2020

Authors: Auffret, A. G. & Lindgren, E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Ecological Solutions and Evidence

The severe and ongoing decline in semi-natural grassland habitat during the past two centuries means that it is important to consider how other, margi...

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Grasslands, grazing and biodiversity: editors' introduction.

Published online: 22 Aug 2001

Authors: Watkinson, A. R. & Ormerod, S. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

This paper serves as an introduction to a special journal section on grazing and biodiversity in grasslands. Natural, semi-natural and artificial gras...

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The impact of high-altitude ski-runs on alpine grassland bird communities.

Published online: 07 Feb 2007

Authors: Rolando, A. & Caprio, E. & Rinaldi, E. & Ellena, I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Treeless mountainous areas at high altitudes have increased in value as wildlife habitat, but they are affected and increasingly threatened by ski-res...

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Do restored calcareous grasslands on former arable fields resemble ancient targets? The effect of time, methods and environment on outcomes.

Published online: 29 Oct 2008

Authors: Fagan, K. C. & Pywell, R. F. & Bullock, J. M. & Marrs, R. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A great deal of money is being invested in calcareous grassland restoration on arable land within agri-environment schemes in the European Union. Ther...

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Grazing by wild Red Deer: management options for the conservation of semi-natural open habitats.

Published online: 23 Jul 2020

Authors: Riesch, F. & Tonn, B. & Meißner, M. & Balkenhol, N. & Isselstein, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Maintaining semi-natural open habitats requires biomass removal, which can be achieved by extensive grazing with livestock species. However, implement...

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Facilitating grassland diversification using the hemiparasitic plant Rhinanthus minor.

Published online: 17 Nov 2004

Authors: Pywell, R. F. & Bullock, J. M. & Walker, K. J. & Coulson, S. J. & Gregory, S. J. & Stevenson, M. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Species-rich grasslands are of high conservation value because of the diverse floral and faunal assemblages they support. Intensive agriculture has re...

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