Floristic changes of xerothermic grasslands in Central Germany: A resurvey study based on quasi-permanent plots

Tim Meier, Isabell Hensen & Monika Partzsch
Biodiversity has declined in the dry and semi-dry grasslands of Central Germany over the past three decades, mainly as a result of ‘Global Change’, including changes to traditional land use prac-tices. Such processes have promoted the spread of grass species such as Bromus erectus, which has become increasingly dominant within xerothermic grasslands. The aim of the study was to investi-gate changes in the vegetation of such grasslands over the last two decades by comparing previous...
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