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Measuring farmland biodiversity

Herzog, Felix and Jeanneret, Philippe and Ammari, Youssef and Angelova, Siyka and Arndorfer, Michaela and Bailey, Debra and Balázs, Katalin and Báldi, András and Bogers, Marion and Bunce, Robert G. H. and Choisis, Jean-Philippe and Cuming, David and Dennis, Peter and Dyman, Tetyana and Eiter, Sebastian and Elek, Zoltán and Falusi, Eszter and Fjellstad, Wendy and Frank, Thomas and Friedel, Jürgen Kurt and Garchi, Salah and Geijzendorffer, Ilse R. and Gomiero, Tiziano and Jerkovich, Gergely and Jongman, Rob H. G. and Kainz, Maximilian and Kakudidi, Esezah and Kelemen, Eszter and Kölliker, Roland and Kwikiriza, Norman and Kovács-Hostyánszki, Anikó and Last, Luisa and Lüscher, Gisela and Moreno, Gerardo and Nkwiine, Charles and Opio, John and Oschatz, Marie-Louise and Paoletti, Maurizio Guido and Penksza, Károly and Pointereau, Philippe and Riedel, Susanne and Sarthou, Jean-Pierre and Schneider, Manuel K. and Siebrecht, Norman and Sommaggio, Daniele and Stoyanova, Siyka and Szerencsits, Erich and Szalkovszki, Ottó and Targetti, Stella and Viaggi, Davide and Wilkes-Allemann, Jerylee and Wolfrum, Sebastian and Yashchenko, Sergiy and Zanetti, Tommaso Measuring farmland biodiversity. (2013) Solutions, 4 (4). 52-58. ISSN 2154-0896

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Abstract

About one-third of the world’s land surface is used for farming, a fact that bears important implications for biodiversity. In Europe, for instance, an estimated 50 percent of all wild species are reliant on agricultural habitats, while agricultural productivity often depends on the presence or absence of particular species. Despite this close coupling, surprisingly little is known about the status and evolution of farmland biodiversity. A team of European and African researchers, hoping to fill this gap in information, recently invented and piloted a new toolbox called the BioBio indicator set, which measures 23 different instances of biodiversity across a variety of farm types and scales in Europe. Applications were also tested in Tunisia, Ukraine, and Uganda, where they proved a feasible starting point for adaptation to the agricultural context of different countries.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-01738188
ProdINRA Id:256812
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
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BioBio stakeholders - Austrian Ministry for Science and Research
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Deposited On:15 Mar 2018 13:16

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