Research was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of different environmental improvements in order to recover areas encroached by Pteridium aquilinum for wildlife in Tuscany. The habitat improvements were represented by a simple cutting and a harrowing, followed by the sowing of a mixture of forage species. The two agronomical interventions were also compared with the surrounding natural areas that received no treatments. The results show a greater presence of forage species in the areas restored with agronomic managements, compared to the natural surfaces. Improved areas also presented a marked improvement in floristic richness and in biodiversity, as testified by the Shannon index.

Habitat improvements with agronomic treatments for ungulates in an area of central Italy / A. Messeri; M. Ponzetta; F. Cervasio; C. Crocetti; L. Gori; G. Argenti. - STAMPA. - 15(2010), pp. 767-769. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Grassland in a Changing World tenutosi a Kiel, Germany nel August 29th-September 2nd 2010.

Habitat improvements with agronomic treatments for ungulates in an area of central Italy.

MESSERI, ALESSANDRO;PONZETTA, MARIA;CERVASIO, FRANCESCO;CROCETTI, CHIARA;ARGENTI, GIOVANNI
2010

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Research was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of different environmental improvements in order to recover areas encroached by Pteridium aquilinum for wildlife in Tuscany. The habitat improvements were represented by a simple cutting and a harrowing, followed by the sowing of a mixture of forage species. The two agronomical interventions were also compared with the surrounding natural areas that received no treatments. The results show a greater presence of forage species in the areas restored with agronomic managements, compared to the natural surfaces. Improved areas also presented a marked improvement in floristic richness and in biodiversity, as testified by the Shannon index.
Proceedings of the 23th General Meeting of European Grassland Federation: Grassland in a Changing World
Grassland in a Changing World
Kiel, Germany
August 29th-September 2nd 2010
A. Messeri; M. Ponzetta; F. Cervasio; C. Crocetti; L. Gori; G. Argenti
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