Two decades of change in a field margin vegetation metacommunity as a result of field margin structure and management practice changes

Two decades of change in a field margin vegetation metacommunity as a result of field margin... •Vegetation of 309 field margins, first surveyed in 1994, was resurveyed in 2015.•Gamma diversity was stable while alpha diversity increased in field margins.•No difference in beta diversity between field margins was recorded.•Species composition has shifted towards an increase of shade-tolerant species.•Metacommunity had a Clementsian structure and was stable over time. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment Elsevier

Two decades of change in a field margin vegetation metacommunity as a result of field margin structure and management practice changes

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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0167-8809
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10.1016/j.agee.2017.09.013
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Abstract

•Vegetation of 309 field margins, first surveyed in 1994, was resurveyed in 2015.•Gamma diversity was stable while alpha diversity increased in field margins.•No difference in beta diversity between field margins was recorded.•Species composition has shifted towards an increase of shade-tolerant species.•Metacommunity had a Clementsian structure and was stable over time.

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Agriculture, Ecosystems & EnvironmentElsevier

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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