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The role of land cover change as a significant component of global change has become increasingly recognized in recent decades. Large databases measur...Read more
This paper points out that land-sharing (i.e. wildlife-friendly farming systems) and land-sparing (i.e. separation of high-yielding agriculture and na...Read more
Land use intensification, by which habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and increased land ownership subdivision occurs, represents one of the largest ...Read more
This paper introduces a special section of this journal issue on birtds and agriculture, which comprises 7 further papers. Around 10% of recent papers...Read more
The United States has a total land area of about 2.3 billion acres. In 2012, the major land uses were grassland pasture and rangeland at 655 million a...Read more
Voluntary retirement of cropland under the USDA's Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) provides numerous benefits related to soil erosion, water quality...Read more
Ecosystem services to agriculture, such as pollination, rely on natural areas adjacent to farmland to support organisms that provide services. Native ...Read more
The 20th century has witnessed substantial increases in the intensity of agricultural land management, much of which has been driven by policies to en...Read more
(1). Agricultural intensification has modified grassland habitats, causing serious declines in farmland biodiversity including breeding birds. Until n...Read more
Human land uses, such as agriculture, can leave long-lasting legacies as ecosystems recover. As a consequence, active restoration may be necessary to ...Read more