Restoration of raised bogs-Land-use history determines the composition of dragonfly assemblages

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dc.contributor.authorKrieger, Annemarie
dc.contributor.authorFartmann, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorPoniatowski, Dominik
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:08:46Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:08:46Z-
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn00063207
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/8450-
dc.description.abstractEven though bogs function as the most important terrestrial carbon store on Earth and play a crucial role in the conservation of highly endangered species, the area covered by peatlands is declining globally. Consequently, numerous restoration efforts within degraded bogs have been realized. In many cases, however, it is unknown whether the conservation measures have been successful. We used Odonata (hereafter referred to as dragonflies) as ecological indicators to evaluate the restoration success of rewetting measures in central European degraded raised bogs. Depending on their land-use history (rewetted industrial peat cuts with and without former agricultural use), two types of bog restoration were compared with rural peat cuts (control). Our study demonstrated that restored bogs are important habitats for dragonfly conservation. Both types of restored bogs were as diverse in overall species richness as the control plots. However, land-use history had a strong effect on restoration success. All raised-bog species of the study area were able to recolonize at least some of the nutrient-poor restored bogs. The situation was different for the nutrient-rich restored bogs. Due to the high nutrient content - caused by the former agricultural use - the characteristic dragonfly fauna of raised bogs will be unlikely to be able to recolonize in these locations in the long term. Nevertheless, the nutrient-rich restored bogs represent an important secondary habitat, especially for transition-bog species. In conclusion, the conducted restoration measures created a network of small oligo- to mesotrophic water bodies, which fosters aquatic macroinvertebrate diversity in bogs.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
dc.relation.ispartofBIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION
dc.subjectBIODIVERSITY
dc.subjectBiodiversity & Conservation
dc.subjectBiodiversity Conservation
dc.subjectBLANKET BOG
dc.subjectCONSERVATION
dc.subjectCUTOVER PEATLANDS
dc.subjectDITCH BLOCKING
dc.subjectDIVERSITY
dc.subjectEcology
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subjectIndicator species analysis
dc.subjectMire ecosystem
dc.subjectNature conservation
dc.subjectOdonata
dc.subjectPEATLAND RESTORATION
dc.subjectPOOLS
dc.subjectRECOVERY
dc.subjectSphagnum moss
dc.subjectTransition bog
dc.subjectWATER-TABLE
dc.titleRestoration of raised bogs-Land-use history determines the composition of dragonfly assemblages
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.biocon.2019.06.032
dc.identifier.isiISI:000488314700032
dc.description.volume237
dc.description.startpage291
dc.description.endpage298
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-9955-688X
dc.identifier.eissn18732917
dc.publisher.placeTHE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD OX5 1GB, OXON, ENGLAND
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationBiol. Conserv.
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-2050-9221-
crisitem.author.netidFaTh573-
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