M. Vandewalle, O. Purschke, F. de Bello, T. Reitalu, H.C. Prentice, S. Lavorel, L.J. Johansson and M.T. Sykes Functional responses of plant communities to management, landscape and historical factors in semi-natural grasslands Journal of Vegetation Science 25
We investigated whether the community weighted mean trait values (CWM) and functional divergence (FD) of key plant traits were associated with historical and present-day management regimes and landscape characteristics in semi-natural grasslands on Öland, Sweden. Our results indicate that grassland functional structure in this fragmented landscape reflects not only present conditions, but also the historical context of the grassland fragments.
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