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Super-regional land-use change and effects on the grassland specialist flora
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences / Stockholm University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4190-4423
Stockholm University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0807-9943
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Environmental Science. Stockholm University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6999-669x
Stockholm University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9180-2994
2018 (English)In: Nature Communications, ISSN 2041-1723, E-ISSN 2041-1723, Vol. 9, article id 3464Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Habitat loss through land-use change is the most pressing threat to biodiversity worldwide. European semi-natural grasslands have suffered an ongoing decline since the early twentieth century, but we have limited knowledge of how grassland loss has affected biodiversity across large spatial scales. We quantify land-use change over 50-70 years across a 175,000 km(2) super-region in southern Sweden, identifying a widespread loss of open cover and a homogenisation of landscape structure, although these patterns vary considerably depending on the historical composition of the landscape. Analysing species inventories from 46,796 semi-natural grasslands, our results indicate that habitat loss and degradation have resulted in a decline in grassland specialist plant species. Local factors are the best predictors of specialist richness, but the historical landscape predicts present-day richness better than the contemporary landscape. This supports the widespread existence of time-lagged biodiversity responses, indicating that further species losses could occur in the future.

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2018. Vol. 9, article id 3464
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36242DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05991-yISI: 000442790100015PubMedID: 30150739Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85052293014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-36242DiVA, id: diva2:1246094
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Swedish Research Council Formas, 2015-1065Swedish Research Council Formas, 2009-1105Swedish Research Council, E0526301The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Note

Erratum: Affret, A. G., Kimberlay, A., Plue, J. & Waldén, E. (2019). Author Correction: Super-regional land-use change and effects on the grassland specialist flora (Nature Communication (2018) 9 (3464) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05991-y). Nature Communication, 10(4335), /10.1038/s41467-019-12091-y

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