Increasing biodiversity in urban green spaces through simple vegetation interventions
Caragh G Threlfall, Luis Mata, Jessica A Mackie, Amy K Hahs, Nigel E Stork, Nicholas SG Williams, Stephen J Livesley
JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2017
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Awarded by Australian Research Council
This study was funded by the Australian Research Council (LP110100686), the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and the Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association, who also provided invaluable logistics support. We would like to thank our volunteers for field assistance, and participating residents, municipalities and golf courses for granting access to their properties. The authors are grateful to the Associate Editor and anonymous reviewers for their comments. We also thank Bob Carpenter for his invaluable help specifying our model in the Stan modelling language and to Mallik Malipatil, Ken Walker and Melinda Moir for their invaluable assistance with heteropteran bug and native bee species identification. L.M. acknowledges funding from the National Environmental Science Programme - Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED), and A.K.H. from The Baker Foundation.