conservation biology; agro-ecosystem management; farmland biodiversity; grassland ecology; agriculture; biodiversité; insectes; invertébrés; plantes; prairie; protection de la nature
Jeliazkov Alienor, Mijatovic Darko, Chantepie Stéphane, Andrew Nigel, Arlettaz Raphaël, Barbaro Luc, Barsoum Nadia, Bartonova Alena, Belskaya Elena, Bonada Núria, Brind’Amour Anik, Carvalho Rodrigo, Castro Helena, Chmura Damian, Choler Philippe, Chong-Seng Karen, Cleary Daniel, Cormont Anouk, Cornwell William, de Campos Ramiro, de Voogd Nicole, Doledec Sylvain, Drew Joshua, Dziock Frank, et al. (2020), A global database for metacommunity ecology, integrating species, traits, environment and space, in Scientific Data
, 7(1), 6-6.
Klink Roel, Menz Myles H. M., Baur Hannes, Dosch Oliver, Kühne Isabel, Lischer Lukas, Luka Henryk, Meyer Sandro, Szikora Timea, Unternährer Debora, Arlettaz Raphaël, Humbert Jean‐Yves (2019), Larval and phenological traits predict insect community response to mowing regime manipulations, in Ecological Applications
, 29(4), e01900-e01900.
HerzogC, Lessard-TherrienM, Van der HeijdenM, ArlettazR, HumbertJ-y (2019), The impact of mountain hay meadow management on litter decomposition and root colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, in Improving sown grasslands through breeding and management
, ZurichEGF, Zurich.
Boch Steffen, Allan Eric, Humbert Jean-Yves, Kurtogullari Yasemin, Lessard-Therrien Malie, Müller Jörg, Prati Daniel, Rieder Nora Simone, Arlettaz Raphaël, Fischer Markus (2018), Direct and indirect effects of land use on bryophytes in grasslands, in Science of The Total Environment
, 644, 60-67.
HumbertJean-Yves, BuriPierrick, UnternährerDebora, ArlettazRaphaël (2018), Alternative Mähregimes zur Förderung der Artenvielfalt von Wiesen, in Agrarforschung Schweiz
, 9(9), 314-321.
HumbertJean-Yves, BuriPierrick, UnternährerDebora, ArlettazRaphaël (2018), Des régimes de fauche alternatifs pour favoriser la biodiversité des prairies, in Recherche Agronomique Suisse
, 9(9), 314-321.
Lessard-Therrien Malie, Humbert Jean-Yves, Hajdamowicz Izabela, Stańska Marzena, van Klink Roel, Lischer Lukas, Arlettaz Raphaël (2018), Impacts of management intensification on ground-dwelling beetles and spiders in semi-natural mountain grasslands, in Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment
, 251, 59-66.
Lessard-Therrien Malie, Humbert Jean-Yves, Arlettaz Raphaël (2017), Experiment-based recommendations for biodiversity-friendly management of mountain hay meadows, in Applied Vegetation Science
, 20(3), 352-362.
Landwehr A, Oberson A, Lessard-Therrien M, Humbert J-Y, Arlettaz R, Huguenin-Elie O (2017), Effects of irrigation on phosphorus in soil, soil microbes and plants of semi-natural grasslands, in Grassland resources for extensive farming systems in marginal lands: major drivers and future scenar
, Alghero, ItalyWageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.
van Klink Roel, Boch Steffen, Buri Pierrick, Rieder Nora, Humbert Jean-Yves, Arlettaz Raphaël (2017), No detrimental effects of delayed mowing or uncut grass refuges on plant and bryophyte community structure and phytomass production in low-intensity hay meadows, in Basic and Applied Ecology
, 20, 1-9.
Meyer Sandro, Unternährer Debora, Arlettaz Raphaël, Jean-Yves Humbert, Myles Menz (2017), Promoting diverse communities of wild bees and hoverflies requires a landscape approach to managing meadows, in Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment
, 239, 376-384.
Buri Pierrick, Humbert Jean-Yves, Stańska Marzena, Hajdamowicz Izabela, Tran Eléonore, Entling Martin H., Arlettaz Raphaël (2016), Delayed mowing promotes planthoppers, leafhoppers and spiders in extensively managed meadows, in Insect Conservation and Diversity
, 9, 536-545.
Andrey Aline, Humbert Jean-Yves, Arlettaz Raphaël (2016), Functional response of leaf- and planthoppers to modern fertilisation and irrigation of hay meadows, in Basic and Applied Ecology
, 17, 627-637.
Lavanchy Guillaume, Lessard‐Therrien Malie, Humbert Jean-Yves, ..., Arlettaz Raphaël, Schwander Tanja (2016), Habitat heterogeneity favors asexual reproduction in natural populations of grassthrips, in Evolution
, 70(8), 1780-1790.
Humbert Jean-Yves, Dwyer John, Andrey Aline, Arlettaz Raphaël (2016), Impacts of nitrogen addition on plant biodiversity in mountain grasslands depend on dose, application duration and climate: a systematic review, in Global Change Biology
, 22, 110-120.
Bruppacher Laura, Pellet Jérôme, Arlettaz Raphaël, Humbert J-Y (2016), Simple modifications of mowing regime promote butterflies in extensively managed meadows: Evidence from field-scale experiments, in Biological Conservation
, 196, 196-202.
Isabel Kühne, Raphaël Arlettaz, Jérôme Pellet, Laura Bruppacher, Jean-Yves Humbert (2015), Leaving an uncut grass refuge promotes butterfly abundance in extensively managed lowland hay meadows in Switzerland, in Conservation Evidence
, 12, 25-27.
Trivellone V, Knop E, Turrini T, Andrey A, Humbert J-Y, Kunz G (2015), New and remarkable leafhoppers and planthoppers (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha) from Switzerland, in Bulletin de la Société Entomologique Suisse
, (88), 273-284.
G. Pe’er L. V. Dicks P. Visconti R. Arlettaz A. Báldi T. G. Benton S. Collins M. Dieterich R (2014), EU agricultural reform fails on biodiversity, in Science
, 344(6188), 1090-1091.
The research programme, launched in 2010, aims at developing and evaluating meadowland management practices that can maintain and/or improve farmland biodiversity for sustaining fundamental agro-ecosystem processes and services.The tremendous changes that have affected agricultural landscapes and farming practices over the last decades have triggered a global farmland biodiversity crisis with severe consequences for crucial ecosystem services. As a response, many countries have implemented agri-environment schemes (AES) that financially support farmers for modifying their practices so as to provide environmental benefits. Yet, the benefits of these schemes for biodiversity are far from evident. Obviously, farmland conservation or restoration requires changes that go beyond the mere extensification of agricultural practices.The project comprises two modules, one in the Swiss lowlands (Plateau) and one in the mountains (Alps), with scientific questionings and hypotheses specific to these distinct socio-economic and geographical contexts.In the lowland module we experimentally test novel management regimes that can restore and/or improve biodiversity in extensively managed meadows declared under the Swiss AES. Experiments consist of different mowing regimes, applied at field scale, so as to increase spatial, structural and ecological heterogeneity. In the mountain module we carry out experiments, at site scale, about optimization of fertilization with liquid manure and aerial irrigation among hay meadows for both sustainable biodiversity and agricultural production.Assessing the long-term changes of various biotic and abiotic components, as well as functional groups at different trophic levels will provide decisive insights into the ecological processes occurring in hay meadows, paving the way for evidence-base guidance of management. It is on purpose that we test modifications that are easily implementable by farmers, as this will enhance their acceptance in later practice. By confronting agronomic data with biodiversity metrics, the present research will thus improve the scientific basis necessary for adapting and/or developing novel, optimally balanced agri-environmental policies in the future.