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Calcareous grassland restored by clearance and subsequent sheep grazing show fast recovery of plant functional traits – Results from a 25-year-long experiment

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Krickl, Patricia ; Poschlod, Peter
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In this study, the long-term restoration success of calcareous grasslands was investigated using a functional trait approach. The study site is located in the Swabian Alb, Germany, where a former calcareous grassland patch was restored in the 1990s by clearance of a spruce (Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.) afforestation and subsequent reintroduction of sheep grazing as mobile dispersal vector. ...


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