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Do biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiments inform stakeholders how to simultaneously conserve biodiversity and increase ecosystem service provisioning in grasslands?
Authors: V H KLAUSA, M J WHITTINGHAMB, A BÁLDIC, S EGGERSD, R M FRANCKSENB, M HIROND, E LELLEI-KOVÁCSC, C M RHYMERB, N BUCHMANNA Two key stakeholders primarily important for nature conservation are farmers (and their lobby groups) and conservationists. Both have substantial inputs into environmental strategies and policies calling for biodiversity conservation aimed to directly increase ecosystem services. The
Using a Citizen Science Approach with German Horse Owners to Study the Locomotion Behaviour of Horses on Pasture
Authors: A SCHMITZ, B TONN, A K SCHOPPNER, J ISSELSTEIN Engaging farmers as citizen scientists may be a cost-efficient way of answering applied research questions aimed at more sustainable land use. We used a citizen science approach with German horse farmers with a dual goal. Firstly, we tested the practicability of this approach for answering
Authors: H KOREVAAR, D SACCO, S R ENRI, G LOMBARDI, H T BERGE, C BUFE, M WHITTINGHAM, P SMITH, T VANWALLEGHEM, E LELLEI-KOVÁCS, P STYPINSKI, S HEJDUK, B TONN, P NEWELL PRICE Permanent grasslands (PG) provide a wide range of ecosystem services (ES) and are also the basis for many highly valued landscapes and support rural vitality and
Authors: H KOREVAAR, H TEN BERGE, C BUFE, M WHITTINGHAM, P SMITH, T VANWALLEGHEM, E LELLEI-KOVÁCS, P STYPINSKI, S HEJDUK, B TONN, D SACCO AND P NEWELL PRICE The SUPER-G consortium and the preceding EIP-AGRI Focus group on permanent grassland (EIP-AGRI, 2016) define permanent grassland (PG) as ‘any land dominated by grasses or herbaceous forage that
Authors: H KOREVAAR and HFM TEN BERGE Soil quality is the result of physical, chemical and biological soil processes and their interactions. Soil quality has been defined as ‘fitness for use’ (Pierce and Larson, 1993). Following this definition, soil quality may refer to very different sets of properties, depending on environmental conditions (climate, soil type) land