From urban lawns to urban meadows: Reduction of mowing frequency increases plant taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity

@article{Chollet2018FromUL,
  title={From urban lawns to urban meadows: Reduction of mowing frequency increases plant taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity},
  author={Simon Chollet and Charlotte Brabant and S Tessier and Vincent Jung},
  journal={Landscape and Urban Planning},
  year={2018}
}
Less is more! Rapid increase in plant species richness after reduced mowing of urban grasslands
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This study studied the plant diversity of urban grasslands that have recently undergone management changes from mowing every few weeks to mowing only once or twice per season and compared them to intensively managed lawns to show that the reduction of mowing is a simple and effective tool for increasing the biodiversity in urban grassland.
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