Restoration of Species-rich Grasslands on Ex-arable Land: Seed Addition Outweighs Soil Fertility Reduction

Kardol, P., A. Van der Walc, T.M. Bezemer, W. de Boera, H. Duytsa, R. Holtkampe and W.H. Van der Puttena

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In a three-year field experiment with ex-arable soil with intensive farming history, we tested single and combined effects of soil fertility reduction and sowing mid-successional plant species on plant community development and soil biological properties. A controlled microcosm study was performed to test short-term effects of soil fertility reduction measures on biomass production of mid-successional species.

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Biological Conservation