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Database last updated: 06/10/2023. Learn about the Research Database.

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Academic Research
Published: 2010

What type of hedgerows do Brown hairstreak (Thecla betulae L.) butterflies prefer? Implications for European agricultural landscape conservation

Insect Conservation and Diversity

1. Agricultural intensification is the main driver of global biodiversity loss. Agri-environment schemes (AES) are policy tools to counter this, but they need to be…

Academic Research
Published: 2013

When corridors collide: Road-related disturbance in commuting bats

Journal of Wildlife Management

As an increasingly dominant feature in the landscape, transportation corridors are becoming a major concern for bats. Although wildlifevehicle collisions are considered to be a…

Academic Research
Published: 2011

Where movement happens: scale-dependent landscape effects on genetic differentiation in the European tree frog


Functional connectivity among fragmented populations depends on the landscape matrix between occupied habitat patches and its effect on the frequency of animal movement and gene…

Academic Research
Published: 2001

Whitethroat Sylvia communis and Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella nesting success and breeding distribution in relation to field boundary vegetation

Bird Study

Field boundary characteristics influencing territory establishment and nesting success of Whitethroats and Yellowhammers on farmland in Leicestershire were investigated. Hedge height had a negative influence…

Academic Research
Published: 2002

Why and how we should study field boundary biodiversity in an agrarian landscape context

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment

Field boundaries are generally considered as important semi-natural environments in agrarian landscapes. The aim of this paper is to provide a methodological framework towards a…

Academic Research
Published: 2015

Wide-area mapping of small-scale features in agricultural landscapes using airborne remote sensing

Isprs Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Natural and semi-natural habitats in agricultural landscapes are likely to come under increasing pressure with the global population set to exceed 9 billion by 2050.…

Academic Research
Published: 2021

Windbreaks in the United States: A systematic review of producer-reported benefits, challenges, management activities and drivers of adoption

Agricultural Systems

Windbreaks are an agroforestry practice used to provide simultaneous economic, environmental and social benefits that occur when trees are deliberately integrated into an agroecosystem. To…

Academic Research
Published: 2008

Wood chips used for weed control in Organic Farming

Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection

The effect of wood chips mulch on weeds and yield was tested in a long-term experiment within a crop rotation in Organic Farming. The wood…

Academic Research
Published: 2018

Wooded field margins increase potential for cultural and biological control of soybean pests

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment

Crop field margins provide benefits to growers by inhibiting pest dispersal through cultural control and provisioning resources for predators through conservation biological control. The purpose…

Academic Research
Published: 2020

Wooded Semi-Natural Habitats Complement Permanent Grasslands in Supporting Wild Bee Diversity in Agricultural Landscapes


Simple Summary Loss of semi-natural habitats in agricultural landscapes negatively affects wild bees. These pollinators are, however, very important in agricultural landscapes as they enable…