Science for Environment Policy is a free news and information service published by Directorate-General Environment, European Commission. It provides quality environmental research for evidence-based policy.
The June 2013 issue featured our recently published research:
A recent study has revealed that grassland plots planted with a mixture of several agricultural plant species produced a greater yield than plots planted with a single species. The findings provide valuable evidence for scientists, farmers and policymakers who strive to increase the productivity of grassland, while reducing input of nitrogen fertilisers."
This publication was based on our recent journal article:
Finn, J. A., Kirwan, L., Connolly, J., et al. (2013) Ecosystem function enhanced by combining four functional types of plant species in intensively managed grassland mixtures: a 3-year continental-scale field experiment. Journal of Applied Ecology. 50: 365-375.
UPDATE: Open Access version at: http://hdl.handle.net/11019/438