Show simple item record Lüscher, Gisela Jeanneret, Philippe Schneider, Manuel K. Hector, Andrew Arndorfer, Michaela Balázs, Katalin Báldi, András Bailey, Debra Choisis, Jean-Phillippe Dennis, Peter Eiter, Sebastian Elek, Zoltán Fjellstad, Wendy Gillingham, Phillipa Kirsty Kainz, Max Kovács-Hostyánszki, Anikó Hülsbergen, Kurt-Jürgen Paoletti, Maurizio Papaja-Hülsbergen, Susanne Sarthou, Jean-Pierre Siebrecht, Norman Wolfrum, Sebastian Herzog, Felix 2015-07-14T21:04:20Z 2015-07-14T21:04:20Z 2015-06
dc.identifier.citation Lüscher , G , Jeanneret , P , Schneider , M K , Hector , A , Arndorfer , M , Balázs , K , Báldi , A , Bailey , D , Choisis , J-P , Dennis , P , Eiter , S , Elek , Z , Fjellstad , W , Gillingham , P K , Kainz , M , Kovács-Hostyánszki , A , Hülsbergen , K-J , Paoletti , M , Papaja-Hülsbergen , S , Sarthou , J-P , Siebrecht , N , Wolfrum , S & Herzog , F 2015 , ' Strikingly high effects of geographic location on fauna and flora of European agricultural grasslands ' Basic and Applied Ecology , vol. 16 , no. 4 , pp. 281-290 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1439-1791
dc.identifier.other PURE: 5677873
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 11b7d74b-488a-4c3d-9249-e819ebd708ee
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 84929049219
dc.identifier.other 2160/29800
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-0597-486X/work/62233128
dc.description.abstract Wild bees, spiders, earthworms and plants contribute considerably to biodiversity in grasslands and fulfil vital ecological functions. They also provide valuable services to agriculture, such as pollination, pest control and maintenance of soil quality. We investigated the responses of wild bees, spiders, earthworms and plants to geographic location, agricultural management and surrounding landscape variables using a dataset of 357 grassland fields within 88 farms in six European regions. Regions and taxonomic groups were selected to have contrasting properties, in order to capture the multiple facets of European grasslands. Geographic location alone had a dominant effect on the fauna and flora communities. Depending on the taxonomic group, various agricultural management and surrounding landscape variables alone had an additional significant effect on observed species richness, rarefied species richness and/or abundance, but it was always small. Bee species richness and abundance decreased with increasing number of mechanical operations (e.g. cutting). Observed spider species richness and abundance were unrelated to measured aspects of agricultural management or to surrounding landscape variables, whereas rarefied species richness showed significant relations to nitrogen input, habitat diversity and amount of grassland habitats in the surroundings. Earthworm abundance increased with increasing nitrogen input but earthworm species richness did not. Observed plant species richness decreased with increasing nitrogen input and increased when there were woody habitats in the surroundings. Rarefied plant species richness decreased with mechanical operations. Investigating multiple regions, taxonomic groups and aspects of fauna and flora communities allowed identifying the main factors structuring communities, which is necessary for designing appropriate conservation measures and ensuring continued supply of services. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Basic and Applied Ecology en
dc.rights en
dc.subject species composition en
dc.subject observed species richness en
dc.subject rarefied species richness en
dc.subject abundance en
dc.subject partitioning of variation en
dc.title Strikingly high effects of geographic location on fauna and flora of European agricultural grasslands en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.description.version authorsversion en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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