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VUBToday: Rabbit dung good for plant biodiversity

There are large differences between herbivores in the chemical composition of their manure (e.g. between rabbit, fallow deer, horse or European bison), and this affects the biodiversity of plants. This is demonstrated by biological research carried out by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in collaboration with Utrecht University and Flemish and Dutch nature conservation organisations. Rabbit manure is more favourable to plant biodiversity than manure from large grazing livestock because of a better balance of nitrogen and phosphorus. The results were recently published in Scientific Reports.  read more on VUB Today