Is there a benefit of excluding sheep from pastures at flowering peak on flower-visiting insect diversity?

@article{Scohier2012IsTA,
  title={Is there a benefit of excluding sheep from pastures at flowering peak on flower-visiting insect diversity?},
  author={Alexandra Scohier and Annie Ouin and Anne Farruggia and B. Dumont},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={287-294}
}
Permanent grasslands are an important habitat for insect communities, including pollinator populations which are in pan-European decline. Here, we investigated the benefits of temporarily excluding sheep from pastures on butterfly (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera and Zygaenidae) and bumblebee (Hymenoptera: Bombidae) communities in two semi-natural grasslands differing in soil fertility and surrounding landscapes. We compared the impact of continuous grazing against rotational grazing (RG) at the same… CONTINUE READING

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