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Modelling the effects of landscape pattern and grazing regimes on the persistence of plant species with high conservation value in grasslands in south eastern Sweden

Cousins, S; Lavorel, Sandra; Davies, Ian


Semi-natural grasslands in Sweden are threatened by land-use change and lack of management with attendant risk to their biodiversity. We present a model to explore the effects of grazing frequency and intensity on plant species persistence, and the relative effects of grassland size and pattern. We used a landscape modelling platform, LAMOS (LAndscape MOdelling Shell), to design a landscape model of vegetation dynamics incorporating the effects of local succession, dispersal and grazing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Landscape Ecology
DOI: 10.1023/A:1024400913488


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