Esting Coexistence of Extinction Debt and Colonization Credit in Fragmented Calcareous Grasslands with Complex Historical Dynamics

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Calcareous grasslands are among the most species-rich ecosystems in temperate countries. However, these ecosystems have suffered from fragmentation and destruction during the last century. We studied the response of calcareous grassland plant diversity to landscape changes in Belgium. Results indicated that high area loss (since 1965) old habitat patches… (More)

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