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Academic Research
Published: 2019

Amphibian diversity in farmlands: Combined influences of breeding-site and landscape attributes in western France

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment

Agricultural intensification is responsible for major habitat degradation and is a primary cause of biodiversity loss. Amphibians are currently facing a global decline induced by…

Academic Research
Published: 2004

Amphibians in a human-dominated landscape: the community structure is related to habitat features and isolation

Biological Conservation

We studied amphibian populations in a human-dominated landscape, in Northern Italy, to evaluate the effects of patch quality and isolation on each species distribution and…

Academic Research
Published: 2015

An analysis of soil fractal dimension in a sloping hedgerow agroforestry system in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area, China

Agroforestry Systems

Hedgerow intercropping provides an efficient method of controlling soil erosion and improving soil fertility on sloping agricultural land. Topsoil (0-20 cm soil layer) of 32…

Academic Research
Published: 2017

An assessment of historical and contemporary diet breadth in polylectic Andrena bee species

Biological Conservation

The loss of key forage plants and a narrow pollen diet have both been implicated in the decline of wild bees over the past 70…

Academic Research
Published: 2009

An integrated approach for ex-ante evaluation of public policies for sustainable agriculture at landscape level

Land Use Policy

An integrated methodological framework for ex-ante evaluation and planning of public policies for sustainable agriculture at agro-landscape level is proposed. The components of the framework…

Academic Research
Published: 2010

Analysis and modeling of soil conservation measures in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area in China

Catena

Experimental plots were constructed in the Zhangjiachong Watershed of the Three Gorges Reservoir Area to evaluate soil erosion of traditional slope land farming and effects…

Academic Research
Published: 2020

Animal biodiversity in cider apple orchards: Simultaneous environmental drivers and effects on insectivory and pollination

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment

Making agriculture more sustainable requires a greater understanding of animal-mediated ecosystem services. The beneficial effects of pest-control and pollination provided by, respectively, insectivorous birds and…

Academic Research
Published: 2014

Applying red lists to the evaluation of agricultural habitat: regular occurrence of threatened birds, vascular plants, and bryophytes in field margins of Poland

Biodiversity and Conservation

Using the assessments of conservation status of flora and fauna, we discuss declining species in semi-natural field margins and stress the importance of these vanishing…

Academic Research
Published: 2009

Arable field margins managed for biodiversity conservation: A review of food resource provision for farmland birds

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment

Most arable field margins are sown grass strips which are limited in the avian food resources they offer but potentially supply grass seeds and, depending…

Academic Research
Published: 2021

Are field boundary hedgerows the earliest example of a nature-based solution?

Environmental Science and Policy

The arrival of the phrase nature-based solutions into the lexicon of academics, planners, managers and policy makers in recent years has sparked a heated debate…