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Landscape patch shape complexity as an effective measure for plant species richness in rural landscapes
The application of landscape patch shape complexity as a predictor ofvascularplant and bryophyte species richness is analysed. Several common complexityindices (shape index, fractal dimension,Expand
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How farming styles influence biodiversity maintenance in Austrian agricultural landscapes
Austria is characterised by a high variety of different landscapes ranging from high mountain areas to continental lowlands. Wilderness areas as well as traditionally maintained agriculturalExpand
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Surrogate taxa for biodiversity in agricultural landscapes of eastern Austria
In an agricultural landscape in eastern Austria eight terrestrial organism groups were investigated as potential biodiversity indicators. We present a cross-taxon congruence assessment obtained atExpand
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Mosses as biomonitors of atmospheric heavy metal deposition: spatial patterns and temporal trends in Europe.
In recent decades, mosses have been used successfully as biomonitors of atmospheric deposition of heavy metals. Since 1990, the European moss survey has been repeated at five-yearly intervals.Expand
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Human appropriation of net primary production and species diversity in agricultural landscapes
The relationship between land-use induced changes in production ecology and species diversity was analyzed based on a transect of 38 squares (600 m × 600 m) in landscapes of eastern Austria. “HumanExpand
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Heavy metals and nitrogen in mosses: spatial patterns in 2010/2011 and long-term temporal trends in Europe
Naturally-occurring mosses have been sampled across Europe to monitor the deposition of heavy metals and nitrogen from the air. This survey has been repeated at five-yearly intervals since 1990 forExpand
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The influence of land-use practices and economics on plant species richness in meadows
Thirty-one meadows were investigated within five sites representing various farming styles found in Austrian cultural landscapes. The meadows were analysed regarding (a) biodiversity (vascular plantExpand
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Nitrogen concentrations in mosses indicate the spatial distribution of atmospheric nitrogen deposition in Europe.
In 2005/6, nearly 3000 moss samples from (semi-)natural location across 16 European countries were collected for nitrogen analysis. The lowest total nitrogen concentrations in mosses (<0.8%) wereExpand
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From LTER to LTSER: Conceptualizing the Socioeconomic Dimension of Long-term Socioecological Research
Concerns about global environmental change challenge long term ecological research (LTER) to go beyond traditional disciplinary scientific research to produce knowledge that can guide society toward more sustainable development. Expand
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