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Title: Habitat specificity analyses reveal the importance of grazing refugia for plant diversity conservation in a warm-temperate grassy ecosystem
Contributor(s): Schultz, Nick L (author); Reid, Nick  (author); Lodge, Greg M (author); Hunter, John T  (author)
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12251
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Abstract: The effects of pastoralism on grassy vegetation are predicted to vary across spatial scales. However, local-scale effects have generally been better considered than large-scale effects that may be pertinent for plant diversity conservation. We examined variation in plant diversity in an agricultural region by comparing patterns observed at large and local scales for different land uses. We tested whether habitat specificity (which relates to how specific different species are to particular land uses) can indicate the importance of land uses to plant diversity conservation.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Applied Vegetation Science, 19(4), p. 578-588
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc
Place of Publication: Hoboken, United States of America
ISSN: 1402-2001
Field of Research (FOR): 050209 Natural Resource Management
050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
050104 Landscape Ecology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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