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Academic Research
Published: 2012

Abundance and diversity of small mammals in response to various linear habitats in semi-arid agricultural landscapes

Journal of Arid Environments

We investigated the influence of linear habitats, three types of hedgerows and two types of field margins, on the small mammal community within a semi-arid…

Academic Research
Published: 2016

Abundance, movements and biodiversity of flying predatory insects in crop and non-crop agroecosystems

Agronomy For Sustainable Development

Predatory insects are key natural enemies that can highly reduce crops pest damage. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the movements of flying…

Academic Research
Published: 2011

ACTIVITY AND FORAGING HABITATS OF MINIOPTERUS SCHREIBERSII (CHIROPTERA, MINIOPTERIDAE) IN SOUTHERN FRANCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR ITS CONSERVATION

Hystrix-Italian Journal of Mammalogy

Comprehensive knowledge of roosting and foraging ecology is essential for conserving bats. Therefore, the four-year LIFE Nature programme Conservation of three cave-dwelling bats in Southern…

Academic Research
Published: 2017

Activity of potential predators of European hare (Lepus europaeus) leverets and ground-nesting birds in wildflower strips

European Journal of Wildlife Research

The population decline of the European hare (Lepus europaeus) in Switzerland is generally attributed to low leveret survival. A significant intensification of agricultural practices led…

Academic Research
Published: 2021

Additional soil organic carbon stocks in hedgerows in crop-livestock areas of western France

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment

Mitigating climate change is a critical challenge, and establishing agroforestry systems is identified as an effective strategy to increase carbon (C) sequestration in agricultural areas.…

Academic Research
Published: 2001

Aggregation and temporal stability of carabid beetle distributions in field and hedgerow habitats

Journal of Applied Ecology

1. Understanding the spatial dynamics of insect distributions in farmland can provide insights into their ecological requirements and potential for management. Identifying the scale, location…

Academic Research
Published: 2019

Agri-environment effects on birds in Wales: Tir Gofal benefited woodland and hedgerow species

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment

Agri-environment schemes (AESs) have shown mixed success across Europe in terms of meeting environmental targets. Tir Gofal, the first widespread AES in Wales, ran from…

Academic Research
Published: 2012

Agri-environment scheme enhancing ecosystem services: A demonstration of improved biological control in cereal crops

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment

The impact of two predatory guilds, epigeal and aerial natural enemies, on levels of cereal aphid control in winter wheat was examined on farms with…

Academic Research
Published: 2016

Agri-environment scheme habitat preferences of Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella on English farmland

Acta Ornithologica

Agri-Environment Schemes (AES) have been implemented across Europe in an attempt to address biodiversity losses associated with agricultural intensification. For many declining farmland bird species,…

Academic Research
Published: 2009

Agri-environment schemes in England 2009

Natural England

This report provides a summary of the achievements of over 20 years of agri-environment schemes (AES) to date. For the first time, the report brings…