5.2 Organization of animal communities of grasslands

Lengyel, Sz, B Kosztyi, DS Schmeller, P-Y Henry, M Kotarac, Y-P Lin & K Henle (2018) Evaluating and benchmarking biodiversity monitoring: Metadata-based indicators for sampling design, sampling effort and data analysis. Ecological Indicators 85: 624-633

The majority of our current knowledge on the organization of grassland communities are based on plant species and vegetation. In this study we use data on arthropod and vertebrate animal species from a large, landscape-scale habitat restoration and management program (3.2.) in a unified framework and analysis to test those predictions of the most important theories of community organization that bear on taxonomic and functional diversity as well as species composition.