Prediction of plant diversity response to land-use change on Scottish agricultural land

Wilson, W.L., Abernethy, V.J., Murphy, K.J., Adam, A., McCracken, D.I., Downie, I.S., Foster, G.N., Furness, R.W., Waterhouse, A. and Ribera, I. (2003) Prediction of plant diversity response to land-use change on Scottish agricultural land. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 94(3), pp. 249-263. (doi:10.1016/S0167-8809(02)00042-7)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-8809(02)00042-7

Abstract

Surveys of 87 sites within nine locations on Scottish agricultural land, during 1995-1997, recorded 335 species of vascular plants and 95 bryophyte species, within 31 recognisable plant communities. Multivariate analysis placed the vegetation into five main vegetation types, with differing plant species richness (S: number of species per 100 m(2)). These were upland grassland (mean S = 37); mesotrophic semi-improved grassland (mean S = 25); mire/heath vegetation (mean S = 22); intensive grassland (mean S = 12); and arable land and weed communities, including set-aside (mean S = 9).

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Furness, Professor Bob
Authors: Wilson, W.L., Abernethy, V.J., Murphy, K.J., Adam, A., McCracken, D.I., Downie, I.S., Foster, G.N., Furness, R.W., Waterhouse, A., and Ribera, I.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0167-8809
ISSN (Online):1873-2305

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