Conservation of fragmented grasslands as part of the urban green infrastructure: how important are species diversity, functional diversity and landscape functionality?

@article{Walt2014ConservationOF,
  title={Conservation of fragmented grasslands as part of the urban green infrastructure: how important are species diversity, functional diversity and landscape functionality?},
  author={Luanita van der Walt and Sarel S. Cilliers and Mari{\'e} Joey du Toit and Klaus Kellner},
  journal={Urban Ecosystems},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={87-113}
}
Natural remnants, such as fragmented grasslands form an integral part of the urban green infrastructure in the Grassland biome of South Africa. Nearly 30 % of natural grasslands are transformed with only 1 % formally conserved. Since grassland habitats are globally regarded as a biodiversity conservation priority, protection should be accorded outside… CONTINUE READING