Universität Rostock, 2011
Abstract: Outcome-oriented agri-environment schemes need measurable indicators. This thesis refines a method for selecting indicator species identifying typical regional grassland communities, and arable land with high weed species diversity. Also, the method is exemplarily applied to select indicator species of low-intensive grazing. In addition, opportunity costs of promoting weeds are calculated. The use of floristic and economic data from databases makes the method easily applicable in practice.
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