Happy to share our latest publication led by Michael Glaser in the journal Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment.
We applied occupancy modelling to a dataset of Central European vegetation plots from arable fields. The results reveal pronounced species turnover among the 359 most common species. These changes could be related to neophyte species expanding and typical species from the arable flora declining as well as an increase in nitrophilic species and, taken together, foreshadow extinctions as well as ongoing biotic homogenization in a habitat that covers roughly one fifth of Central Europe.
Glaser, M., Dullinger, S., Moser, D., Wessely, J., Chytrý, M., Lososová, Z., Axmanová, I., Berg, C., Bürger, J., Buholzer, S., Buldrini, F., Chiarucci, A., Follak, S., Küzmič, F., Meyer, S., Pyšek, P., Richner, N., Šilc, U., Steinkellner, S., … Essl, F. (2024). Pronounced turnover of vascular plant species in Central European arable fields over 90 years. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 361, 108798. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2023.108798