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dc.contributor.authorHelden, Alvin J.*
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Annette*
dc.contributor.authorFinn, John A.*
dc.contributor.authorPurvis, Gordon*
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-12T14:12:47Z
dc.date.available2016-08-12T14:12:47Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-30
dc.identifier.citationHelden, A., Anderson, A., Finn, J., et al. (2015). The response of sward-dwelling arthropod communities to reduced grassland management intensity in pastures. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 54(2), pp. 107-120. doi:10.1515/ijafr-2015-0012en_GB
dc.identifier.issn2009-9029
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/1054
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1515/ijafr-2015-0012
dc.descriptionpeer-revieweden_GB
dc.description.abstractWe compared arthropod taxon richness, diversity and community structure of two replicated grassland husbandry experiments to investigate effects of reduced management intensity, as measured by nutrient input levels (390, 224 and 0 kg/ha per year N in one experiment, and 225 and 88 kg/ha per year N in another). Suction sampling was used to collect Araneae, Coleoptera, Hemiptera and Hymenoptera, with Araneae and Coleoptera also sampled with pitfall trapping. Univariate analyses found no significant differences in abundance and species density between treatments. However, with multivariate analysis, there were significant differences in arthropod community structure between treatments in both experiments. Reducing N input and associated stocking rates, as targeted by agri-environment schemes, can significantly alter arthropod communities but without increasing the number of species present. Other approaches that may be necessary to achieve substantial enhancement of sward arthropod biodiversity are suggested.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was part of the Ag-Biota Project, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland (2001-CD ⁄ B1-M1) through the ERTDI Programme under the National Development Plan (2000–2006).en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherTeagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority), Irelanden_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIrish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research;vol 54
dc.subjectRural Environment Protection Scheme (REPS)en_GB
dc.subjectagri-environmenten_GB
dc.subjectInsecten_GB
dc.subjectBiodiversityen_GB
dc.subjectPastureen_GB
dc.titleThe response of sward-dwelling arthropod communities to reduced grassland management intensity in pasturesen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.identifier.rmisJCEV-0325-5584
dc.identifier.rmisJCEN-0325-6024
refterms.dateFOA2018-01-12T08:34:48Z


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