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Corn Crakes are strongly associated with agricultural grassland managed for the production of hay. Suitable habitats include moist, unfertilized grassland and regularly cut meadows in areas of low-intensity agriculture where vegetation grows tall in summer. To restore suitable habitat it is necessary to improve the soil nutrient status and hydrological conditions.
In this talk we give insight in the agricultural parcel’s potential for restoration of semi-natural grasslands under iron-rich conditions. We discuss measures that can be undertaken to restore the soil nutrient status and explain possible changes in soil chemistry after rewetting. We also briefly give some options for enlarging differences in vegetation structure.
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Nature recovery
EWI Biomedical sciences
- Natura 2000
- 1 Finished
Leyssen, A., Van Kerckvoorde, A., Vandevoorde, B., De Vos, B., Herr, C., Du Seuil, D., Paelinckx, D., Adriaens, D., De Bie, E., Van den Bergh, E., Vanderhaeghe, F., De Blust, G., Louette, G., Genouw, G., Van Calster, H., Wouters, J., Packet, J., Neirynck, J., Vandekerkhove, K., De Keersmaeker, L., Denys, L., Hoffmann, M., Cools, N., Oosterlynck, P., Quataert, P., De Becker, P., Provoost, S., De Saeger, S., Lettens, S., De Haeck, A., Vervaet, K., Willems, K., Pieters, M. & Raman, M.
1/06/15 → 30/12/20
Project: Legally bound