Effects of grass-encroachment on vegetation and soil in Dutch dry dune grasslands

  title={Effects of grass-encroachment on vegetation and soil in Dutch dry dune grasslands},
  author={M.A.C. Veer and Annemieke M. Kooijman},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
The encroachment of tall grass species in open dune vegetation, as observed in the Dutch dry dune area, is considered unfavourable for nature conservation. The effects of grass-encroachment on the vegetation and the availability of light and its relation to nutrients were investigated through a comparative study of grass-dominated and open dune grassland plots at ten locations along the Dutch coast. Grass-dominated plots have a low species diversity and number of species, especially of mosses… CONTINUE READING


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