Lucerne-dominated fields recover native grass diversity without intensive management actions

@inproceedings{Trk2011LucernedominatedFR,
  title={Lucerne-dominated fields recover native grass diversity without intensive management actions},
  author={P{\'e}ter T{\"o}r{\"o}k and Andr{\'a}s Kelemen and Orsolya Valk{\'o} and Bal{\'a}zs De{\'a}k and Bal{\'a}zs Andr{\'a}s Luk{\'a}cs and B{\'e}la T{\'o}thm{\'e}r{\'e}sz},
  year={2011}
}
Summary 1. Spontaneous succession is often underappreciated in restoration after the cessation of intensive agricultural management. Spontaneous succession could improve the success of restoration programmes, and offers a cost-effective option with little active intervention. 2. We studied the spontaneous recovery of loess grasslands in extensively managed lucerne Medicago sativa fields mown twice a year using space for time substitutions to highlight the importance of spontaneous processes in… CONTINUE READING
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