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Increasing fertiliser use in agricultural landscapes is likely to threaten the viability of remnant native vegetation in many parts of the world. Australia’s prime grain production landscapes have nutrient poor soils, which formerly supported semi-arid woodland. The ecological function and capacity for regeneration of these remnants may be particularly(More)
The interactive effect of grazing and soil resources on plant species richness and coexistence has been predicted to vary across spatial scales. When resources are not limiting, grazing should reduce competitive effects and increase colonisation and richness at fine scales. However, at broad scales richness is predicted to decline due to loss of grazing(More)
EXTENDED ABSTRACT Rural landscapes serve complex and often competing demands of society. They are used by people to generate income (eg. agriculture, mining, and tourism), to provide a living space, to provide quality of life (clean water, recreation, and social activities), and to provide biodiversity. Agriculture has created a new ecology in the rural(More)
We address the issue of adapting landscapes for improved insect biodiversity conservation in a changing climate by assessing the importance of additive (main) and synergistic (interaction) effects of land cover and land use with climate. We test the hypotheses that ant richness (species and genus), abundance and diversity would vary according to land cover(More)
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