Conservation management is expected to increase local biodiversity, but uniform management may lead to biotic homogenization and diversity losses at the regional scale. We evaluated the effects of renewed grazing and cutting management carried out across a whole region, on the diversity of plants and seven arthropod groups. Changes in occurrence over 17 years of intensive calcareous grassland management were analysed at the species level, which gave insight into the exact species contributing to regional homogenization or differentiation.
Noordwijk, C.G.E.v., et al.(2016). 17 years of grassland management leads to parallel local and regional biodiversity shifts among a wide range of taxonomic groups. Biodiversity and Conservation, Volume 26-3: pp 717-734.