Topsoil removal enhances plant target species occurrence in sandy calcareous grassland

  title={Topsoil removal enhances plant target species occurrence in sandy calcareous grassland},
  author={Natalie D. Henriksson and S. Hydbom and Barbara C. Schmid and P. Olsson},
Abstract Species-rich sandy calcareous grasslands are threatened by land use change, eutrophication and acidification. Disturbance is vital for the persistence of characteristic sandy calcareous grassland species because it provides habitats with low competition, and can lead to increased pH and decreased nutrient availability, which favour many threatened species. Today many sandy calcareous grasslands lack a proper disturbance regime. The outcome of topsoil removal, applied as restoration… Expand
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