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Agricultural intensification without biodiversity loss is possible in grassland landscapes [Nature Ecology & Evolution]

Keywords : agroecology, biodiversity, conservation biology, ecosystem ecology, grassland ecology

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Grassland biodiversity in managed landscapes is threatened by land-use intensification, but is also dependent on low-intensity management. Solutions that allow for both agricultural production and species conservation may be realized either on individual grasslands, by adjusting management intensity, or at the landscape level, when grasslands are managed at different intensities. Here we use a dataset of more than 1,000 arthropod species collected in more than 100 grasslands along gradients of productivity, to assess the reaction of individual species to changes in productivity.(...)

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