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Maintaining semi-natural open habitats requires biomass removal, which can be achieved by extensive grazing with livestock species. However, implement...Read more
In intensively farmed agricultural landscapes, many species are confined to very small uncultivated areas such as field margins. However, it has been ...Read more
Land-use change can disrupt associations between different trophic groups, but it is unclear if habitat restoration can recover these associations. In...Read more
1. Conservation of species associated with semi-natural grasslands, a threatened habitat, is dependent on their ability to disperse between the few an...Read more
It is well documented that large herbivores have pronounced effects on plant communities in grassland ecosystems, and the extent and course of their e...Read more
Species-rich grasslands are of high conservation value because of the diverse floral and faunal assemblages they support. Intensive agriculture has re...Read more
The stable delivery of ecosystem services provided by grasslands is strongly dependent on the stability of grassland ecosystem functions such as bioma...Read more
Colonization by woody plants is often very slow or absent on grasslands occupying degraded land in the tropics. Seed dispersal limitation is widely re...Read more
Soil seed banks of 38 grassland sites in western Europe (Germany, Netherlands, UK and Spain) were sampled and species composition was determined. All ...Read more
This report details studies of fields of known ages and past treatment within a narrow compass of countryside in Somerset, near the border with Dorset...Read more