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Supporting local diversity of habitats and species on farmland: a comparison of three wildlife-friendly schemes.

Published online: 03 Feb 2016

Authors: Hardman, C. J. & Harrison, D. P. G. & Shaw, P. J. & Nevard, T. D. & Hughes, B. & Potts, S. G. & Norris, K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Restoration and maintenance of habitat diversity have been suggested as conservation priorities in farmed landscapes, but how this should be achieved ...

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Organic farming benefits birds most in regions with more intensive agriculture.

Published online: 02 Feb 2021

Authors: Kirk, D. A. & Martin, A. E. & Lindsay, K. E. F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Organic farming is considered beneficial for biodiversity conservation in agricultural landscapes but the role of agricultural land use intensity ('ag...

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The effect of dairy farming on barn swallow Hirundo rustica abundance, distribution and reproduction.

Published online: 22 Aug 2001

Authors: Møller, A. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Recent changes in agricultural practice have been hypothesized to affect the abundance and reproductive success of farmland birds. The influence of da...

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Plant diversity and land use under organic and conventional agriculture: a whole-farm approach.

Published online: 29 Aug 2007

Authors: Gibson, R. H. & Pearce, S. & Morris, R. J. & Symondson, W. O. C. & Memmott, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Organic farming is thought to lead to increased biodiversity and greater sustainability than higher-yielding conventional farming systems. It is usual...

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A comparison between the impacts of ploughing and minimum tillage on arable plant assemblages at Ranscombe Farm Reserve, Kent, UK.

Published online: 08 Nov 2017

Authors: Moyse, R. I. & Shellswell, C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Conservation Evidence

Land at Ranscombe Farm Reserve showed a build-up of biennial and perennial plants following a number years of conservation management for rare arable ...

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Responses of stream macroinvertebrates and ecosystem function to conventional, integrated and organic farming.

Published online: 29 Sep 2010

Authors: Magbanua, F. S. & Townsend, C. R. & Blackwell, G. L. & Phillips, N. & Matthaei, C. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Organic farming practices can benefit a wide range of terrestrial biota in comparison to conventional farming but we do not know whether this benefit ...

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The effects of the intensification of agriculture on northern temperate dung beetle communities.

Published online: 04 Feb 2004

Authors: Hutton, S. A. & Giller, P. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

There is growing concern that the intensification of agriculture within southern Ireland is having detrimental effects on Irish fauna through habitat ...

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On the central role of small farms in African rural development strategies.

Published online: 03 Aug 2016

Authors: Larson, D. F. & Muraoka, R. & Otsuka, K.

Content type: Bulletin

Improving the productivity of smallholder farms in Sub- Saharan Africa offers the best chance to reduce poverty among this generation of rural poor, b...

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Supplementing small farms with native mason bees increases strawberry size and growth rate.

Published online: 02 May 2018

Authors: Horth, L. & Campbell, L. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Pollination services, especially those of bees, play a vital role in agriculture. Declining honeybee populations require us to find alternative soluti...

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Crop traits drive soil carbon sequestration under organic farming.

Published online: 07 Nov 2018

Authors: García-Palacios, P. & Gattinger, A. & Bracht-Jørgensen, H. & Brussaard, L. & Carvalho, F. & Castro, H. & Clément, J. C. & Deyn, G. de & D'Hertefeldt, T. & Foulquier, A. & Hedlund, K. & Lavorel, S. & Legay, N. & Lori, M. & Mäder, P. & Martínez-García, L. B. & Silva, P. M. da & Muller, A. & Nascimento, E. & Reis, F. & Symanczik, S. & Sousa, J. P. & Milla, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Organic farming (OF) enhances top soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks in croplands compared with conventional farming (CF), which can contribute to seque...

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