Effects of abandonment of subalpine hay meadows on plant and invertebrate diversity in Transylvania, Romania

@inproceedings{Baur2006EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of abandonment of subalpine hay meadows on plant and invertebrate diversity in Transylvania, Romania},
  author={Benjamin Baur and Cristina Cremene and Gheorghe Groza and L{\'a}szl{\'o} R{\'a}kosy and Anatoli A. Schileyko and Anette Baur and Peter Stoll and Andreas Erhardt},
  year={2006}
}
Recent changes in agriculture (intensification or abandonment) have resulted in a critical reduction of semi-natural grasslands in Eastern Europe. Subalpine semi-natural grasslands in Transylvania, Romania, harbour a high diversity of plants and invertebrates, including endemics, and are considered refugia for numerous threatened open-land species. We investigated effects of land abandonment by examining species richness, species abundance, proportion of open-land, endemic and threatened… CONTINUE READING

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