Intensive land use drives small-scale homogenization of plant- and leafhopper communities and promotes generalists

@article{Chist2017IntensiveLU,
  title={Intensive land use drives small-scale homogenization of plant- and leafhopper communities and promotes generalists},
  author={Melanie N. Chist{\'e} and Karsten Mody and Gernot Kunz and Johanna Gunczy and Nico Bl{\"u}thgen},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2017},
  volume={186},
  pages={529-540}
}
The current biodiversity decline through anthropogenic land-use not only involves local species losses, but also homogenization of communities, with a few generalist species benefitting most from human activities. Most studies assessed community heterogeneity (β-diversity) on larger scales by comparing different sites, but little is known about impacts on β-diversity within each site, which is relevant for understanding variation in the level of α-diversity, the small-scale distribution of… CONTINUE READING