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- Brink, Sigmundur H., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2019 v.272 pp. 246-253
- agricultural development; agricultural land; altitude; biodiversity; breeding; coasts; fertilizers; habitats; highlands; homogenization; landscapes; meadows; wetlands; Iceland
- ... The capacity of different landscapes to sustain viable populations depends on the spatial and temporal availability of key population-specific resources. Heterogeneous landscapes provide a wider range of resources and often sustain higher levels of biodiversity than homogeneous ones. Across the globe, agricultural expansion has resulted in large-scale homogenisation of landscapes with associated d ...
- Brink, Sigmundur H., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Wetlands 2016 v.36 no.4 pp. 759-769
- Andosols; Histosols; drainage; grazing; intensive farming; lowlands; nutrients; weathering; wetland soils; wetlands; Iceland
- ... Iceland has inland wetland areas with soils exhibiting both Andosol and Histosol properties which are uncommon elsewhere on Earth. They are generally fertile, with higher bird-nest densities than in similar wetlands in the neighboring countries, with nutrients released by rapid weathering of aeolian materials of basaltic nature. Icelandic inland wetlands cover about 9000 km² constituting 19.4 % of ...