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Scale-dependent effects of land use on plant species richness of mountain grassland in the European Alps

  • Spiegelberger, Thomas University of Fribourg, Department of Biology, Unit of Ecology and Evolution, Switzerland - CABI Bioscience Switzerland, Delémont, Switzerland
  • Matthies, Diethart University of Marburg, Department of Biology, Marburg, Germany
  • Müller-Schärer, Heinz University of Fribourg, Department of Biology, Unit of Ecology and Evolution, Switzerland
  • Schaffner, Urs CABI Bioscience Switzerland, Delémont, Switzerland
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    2006
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  • Ecography. - 2006, vol. Volume 29, p. 541-548
English Traditionally managed mountain grasslands in the Alps are species-rich ecosystems that developed during centuries of livestock grazing. However, changes in land use including fertilisation of well accessible pastures and gradual abandonment of remote sites are increasingly threatening this diversity. In five regions of the Swiss and French Alps we assessed the relationship between land use,... Show more…
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Faculté des sciences
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Biologie
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  • English
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Biology
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