Ecological Archives A025-053-A1

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Appendix A. Study area, study design and sample sizes used in this study.

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Fig. A1. Study area, study design and sample sizes used in this study. (a) map of the study area, the LTER "Zone Atelier Plaine et Val de Sèvre", France, showing location of the 50 squares and the distribution of the main habitat types, grassland consists of permanent grasslands and arable land includes lucerne, (b) method of pollen and nectar sampling for each square, (c) palynological technics for flower species identification, and (d) physico-chemical sampling for nutritional characterisation of pollens.


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