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Agricultural intensification erodes taxonomic and functional diversity in Mediterranean olive groves by filtering out rare species.

Published online: 06 Nov 2021

Authors: Tarifa, R. & Martínez-Núñez, C. & Valera, F. & González-Varo, J. P. & Salido, T. & Rey, P. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Agri-Environmental Schemes (AES) have been proposed to mitigate the impact of agriculture on both taxonomic and functional biodiversity. However, a be...

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The relative importance of green infrastructure as refuge habitat for pollinators increases with local land-use intensity.

Published online: 06 Dec 2020

Authors: Li PengYao & Kleijn, D. & Badenhausser, I. & Zaragoza-Trello, C. & Gross, N. & Raemakers, I. & Scheper, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Agricultural expansion and intensification have resulted in strong declines in farmland biodiversity across Europe. In many intensively farmed landsca...

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Nutritional functional trait diversity of crops in south-eastern Senegal.

Published online: 31 Jan 2018

Authors: Wood, S. A. & Isaac, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Ecological trait diversity metrics have been used to highlight the impacts of agriculture. Such metrics can also be used to include human nutrition-an...

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The interplay of pollinator diversity, pollination services and landscape change.

Published online: 04 Jun 2008

Authors: Steffan-Dewenter, I. & Westphal, C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Pollinators are a functional group with high relevance for ensuring cross-pollination in wild plant populations and yields in major crops. Both pollin...

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Trade-offs in sustainable agricultural intensification: the farmers' perspective.

Published online: 09 Jul 2020

Authors: Adolph, B.

Content type: Bulletin

Smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa face a constant challenge: to choose between many, often competing, social, economic and environmental objec...

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Climate change mitigation through intensified pasture management: estimating greenhouse gas emissions on cattle farms in the Brazilian Amazon.

Published online: 18 Jan 2017

Authors: Bogaerts, M. & Cirhigiri, L. & Robinson, I. & Rodkin, M. & Hajjar, R. & Costa Junior, C. & Newton, P.

Content type: Bulletin

Cattle ranching in Brazil is a key driver of deforestation and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Brazilian government plans to reduce national GHG e...

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Mapping ecosystem service and biodiversity changes over 70 years in a rural English county.

Published online: 31 Jul 2013

Authors: Jiang MingKai & Bullock, J. M. & Hooftman, D. A. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Biodiversity and ecosystem services continue to be compromised by land-use change, which is often focussed on enhancing agricultural production. Asses...

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Restoration-oriented forest management affects community assembly patterns of deadwood-dependent organisms.

Published online: 06 Jan 2021

Authors: Doerfler, I. & Cadotte, M. W. & Weisser, W. W. & Müller, J. & Gossner, M. M. & Heibl, C. & Bässler, C. & Thorn, S. & Seibold, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Land-use intensification leads to loss and degradation of habitats and is thus a major driver of biodiversity loss. Restoration strategies typically f...

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Opportunities for support to system of rice intensification in Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi.

Published online: 03 Feb 2016

Authors: Aune, J. B. & Sekhar, N. U. & Esser, K. & Tesfai, M.

Content type: Bulletin

There is a great potential for increasing the production of rice in Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi. Many of the constraints on rice production are simila...

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Enhancing ecosystem services in apple orchards: nest boxes increase pest control by insectivorous birds.

Published online: 05 Apr 2021

Authors: García, D. & Miñarro, M. & Martínez-Sastre, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Ecological intensification in croplands aims to enhance biodiversity-based ecosystem services, helping to increase yield while reducing agricultural e...

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