Land use intensity influences flora and fauna

In a new international study, led by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) and conducted on exploratory research plots shows the influence of land use on local flora and fauna. More specifically, the interactions between plants and insects in grassland and forest were studied. Key findings are that thinner, mixed forests and moderate grazing of grasslands promote stable plant-insect networks. Read more in the WSL press release:

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Illustration: The photo shows a tractor on an uncut meadow under a blue sky with veil clouds. In the background a deciduous forest can be seen. The leaves of the trees are autumnally colored.
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