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How do pre-sowing disturbance and post-establishment management affect restoration progress in ex-arable calcareous grassland?

Wagner, M.; Bullock, J.M.; Meek, W.R.; Walker, K.J.; Stevens, C.J.; Heard, M.S.; Pywell, R.F.. 2014 How do pre-sowing disturbance and post-establishment management affect restoration progress in ex-arable calcareous grassland? In: Hopkins, A.; Collins, R.P.; Fraser, M.D.; King, V.R.; Lloyd, D.C.; Moorby, J.M.; Robson, P.R.H., (eds.) EGF at 50: the future of European grasslands. Aberystwyth, Organising Committee of the 25th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, 254-257. (Grassland Science in Europe, 19).

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Abstract/Summary

Restoration of semi-natural calcareous grassland needs to overcome dispersal limitation and microsite limitation. The effectiveness of sowing a mix of ten target species in combination with various pre-sowing disturbance techniques and post-establishment management regimes in overcoming these limitations, and in promoting vegetation change towards the restoration target was tested in a field experiment. Our results illustrate the importance of bare ground for introducing target species of calcareous grassland into species-poor grassland, and the slowness of colonisation by additional target species from outside even when a site is situated close to high-quality grassland that could serve as source for additional target species.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
CEH Sections: Pywell
ISBN: 9780992694012
Additional Keywords: bare ground, compositional similarity, ecological restoration, target species
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Agriculture and Soil Science
Botany
Date made live: 09 Dec 2014 11:08 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/508455

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