The Relation Between Unpalatable Species, Nutrients and Plant Species Richness in Swiss Montane Pastures

@article{Kleijn2005TheRB,
  title={The Relation Between Unpalatable Species, Nutrients and Plant Species Richness in Swiss Montane Pastures},
  author={David Kleijn and H. M{\"u}ller-sch{\"a}rer},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={3971-3982}
}
In agriculturally marginal areas, the control of unpalatable weeds on species rich pastures may become problematic due to agricultural and socio-economic developments. It is unclear how increased dominance of unpalatable species would affect the botanical diversity of these grasslands. We investigated whether there was any relationship between plant species diversity and the abundance of unpalatable species and whether soil conditions affected this relationship. In three species-rich montane… CONTINUE READING