Study

Restoration of species richness in abandoned Mediterranean grasslands: Seeds in cattle dung

  • Published source details Traba J., Levassor C. & Peco B. (2003) Restoration of species richness in abandoned Mediterranean grasslands: Seeds in cattle dung. Restoration Ecology, 11, 378-384.

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Other biodiversity: Add manure to the soil

Action Link
Mediterranean Farmland
  1. Other biodiversity: Add manure to the soil

    A replicated, randomized, controlled study in 1998–2001 in a wood pasture in Spain found more plant species in plots with added manure, compared to plots without added manure. Plants: More plant species were found in plots with added manure, compared to plots without added manure, in one of three comparisons (20 vs 17 species). Methods: Plots (1 x 1 m) had added manure (90 g in a 50 x 50 cm section of each plot) or no added manure (40 replicates each). Vegetation was sampled in spring 1998, 1999, and 2001 (20 x 20 cm quadrats). The vegetation consisted of Holm Oak Quercus ilex and dry annual grasses.

     

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