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Sleutelrol voor halfparasieten in de biogeochemie van soortenrijke graslanden

Andreas Demey, Els Ameloot, An De Schrijver UGent, Jeroen Staelens UGent, Martin Hermy UGent, Pascal Boeckx UGent and Kris Verheyen UGent (2013) NATUUR.FOCUS. 12(2). p.69-76
abstract
Hemiparasitic plants are keystone species in semi-natural grasslands and impact on structure and species composition of the plant community by both parasitism and litter pathways. Because of the suppression of hosts and insufficient nutrient use, total biomass decreases and space becomes available to other species. By producing high-quality litter, hemiparasites increase nutrient availability, compensating som of the biomass decrease due to parasitism. We studied the litter pathway and the overall net effect of Rhinanthus angustifolius and Pedicularis sylvatica on the vegetation. The parasitism pathway proved more important than the litter pathway. Compared to Pedicularis, Rhinanthus has a bigger impact on its plant community – reducing total biomass more and therefore promoting less abundant species as light becomes more available. The litter pathway provides an additional way through which hemiparasites might impact on species composition and promotes fast-growing species. Introduction of hemiparasites can be considered as a means to facilitate the restoration of species-rich grasslands, if applied properly.
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Focus op biogeochemie, deel 3 : sleutelrol voor halfparasieten in de biogeochemie van soortenrijke graslanden
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published
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keyword
Rhinanthus angustifolius, grote ratelaar, Pedicularis sylvatica, heidekartelblad
journal title
NATUUR.FOCUS
Natuur.Focus
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12
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2
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69 - 76
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1379-8863
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Dutch
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yes
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A2
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4092268
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-4092268
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2013-07-01 10:34:45
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  abstract     = {Hemiparasitic plants are keystone species in semi-natural grasslands and impact on structure and species composition of the plant community by both parasitism and litter pathways. Because of the suppression of hosts and insufficient nutrient use, total biomass decreases and space becomes available to other species. By producing high-quality litter, hemiparasites increase nutrient availability, compensating som of the biomass decrease due to parasitism. We studied the litter pathway and the overall net effect of Rhinanthus angustifolius and Pedicularis sylvatica on the vegetation. The parasitism pathway proved more important than the litter pathway. Compared to Pedicularis, Rhinanthus has a bigger impact on its plant community -- reducing total biomass more and therefore promoting less abundant species as light becomes more available. The litter pathway provides an additional way through which hemiparasites might impact on species composition and promotes fast-growing species. Introduction of hemiparasites can be considered as a means to facilitate the restoration of species-rich grasslands, if applied properly.},
  author       = {Demey, Andreas and Ameloot, Els and De Schrijver, An and Staelens, Jeroen and Hermy, Martin and Boeckx, Pascal and Verheyen, Kris},
  issn         = {1379-8863},
  journal      = {NATUUR.FOCUS},
  keyword      = {Rhinanthus angustifolius,grote ratelaar,Pedicularis sylvatica,heidekartelblad},
  language     = {dut},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {69--76},
  title        = {Sleutelrol voor halfparasieten in de biogeochemie van soortenrijke graslanden},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Demey, Andreas, Els Ameloot, An De Schrijver, Jeroen Staelens, Martin Hermy, Pascal Boeckx, and Kris Verheyen. 2013. “Sleutelrol Voor Halfparasieten in De Biogeochemie Van Soortenrijke Graslanden.” Natuur.focus 12 (2): 69–76.
APA
Demey, Andreas, Ameloot, E., De Schrijver, A., Staelens, J., Hermy, M., Boeckx, P., & Verheyen, K. (2013). Sleutelrol voor halfparasieten in de biogeochemie van soortenrijke graslanden. NATUUR.FOCUS, 12(2), 69–76.
Vancouver
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Demey A, Ameloot E, De Schrijver A, Staelens J, Hermy M, Boeckx P, et al. Sleutelrol voor halfparasieten in de biogeochemie van soortenrijke graslanden. NATUUR.FOCUS. 2013;12(2):69–76.
MLA
Demey, Andreas, Els Ameloot, An De Schrijver, et al. “Sleutelrol Voor Halfparasieten in De Biogeochemie Van Soortenrijke Graslanden.” NATUUR.FOCUS 12.2 (2013): 69–76. Print.