Pollinator behavioural responses to grazing intensity

@article{Sjdin2006PollinatorBR,
  title={Pollinator behavioural responses to grazing intensity},
  author={N. Erik Sj{\"o}din},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={2103-2121}
}
It has been suggested that intensive grazing management, aimed at maintaining plant diversity, might not be the optimal choice to preserve diversity of insects in semi-natural pastures. In the present study the behaviour of flower visiting insects was studied in two semi-natural pastures in central Sweden. Two grazing treatments were established with one grazed from mid-May, “continuous”, and one grazed from mid-July, “late”. Flower visitors were followed for 9 weeks in summer 2003 in 7 pairs… CONTINUE READING

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