Conservation implications of grazing practices on the plant and dipteran communities of a turlough in Co. Mayo, Ireland

  title={Conservation implications of grazing practices on the plant and dipteran communities of a turlough in Co. Mayo, Ireland},
  author={Celia Ryder and James Moran and Rory J. Mc Donnell and Michael Gormally},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
Turloughs, which are classified as priority habitats under the European Habitats Directive, are seasonally flooded depressions found almost exclusively in Ireland. In 2001, three adjacent fields with different stocking densities were selected and plant/dipteran communities within the same vegetation zone of each field (site) were investigated using quadrats and sweep netting, respectively. There was a significant positive relationship between Diptera morphospecies richness/Diptera abundance and… CONTINUE READING
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