Advances in Ecology / 2014 / Article / Fig 3

Research Article

Effects of Climate Change and Various Grassland Management Practices on Grasshopper (Orthoptera) Assemblages

Figure 3

In mowed habitats, the structure of the grasshopper assemblages changes by late summer; relative frequency of the hygrophilic species decreases, relative frequency of the thermophilic species increases drastically [gray bars shaped to 75th and 25th% of the hygrophilic and thermophilic species-groups’ frequencies in different sites in the period of June-July; white bars indicate the same data in the period of August-September (squares in the boxes show medians)]. Differences between circumstances of mowed and nonmanaged sites are seen not only in the grass height, but also in the values of the grassland humidity and temperature [lower figures draw minimum, maximum, and median of the microclimate data in early (June, July) and late (August, September) summer].