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Current situation and plausible future scenarios for livestock management systems under climate change in Africa.

Published online: 08 Jun 2020

Authors: Simpkin, P. & Cramer, L. & Ericksen, P. & Thornton, P.

Content type: Bulletin

The aim of this study is to review the literature and provide a technical brief to the African Group of Negotiators Experts Support (AGNES) on the eff...

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Surrounding habitats mediate the trade-off between land-sharing and land-sparing agriculture in the tropics.

Published online: 08 Oct 2014

Authors: Gilroy, J. J. & Edwards, F. A. & Medina Uribe, C. A. & Haugaasen, T. & Edwards, D. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Two strategies are often promoted to mitigate the effects of agricultural expansion on biodiversity: one integrates wildlife-friendly habitats within ...

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Farmer perception and utilization of leaf functional traits in managing agroecosystems.

Published online: 31 Jan 2018

Authors: Isaac, M. E. & Cerda, R. & Rapidel, B. & Martin, A. R. & Dickinson, A. K. & Sibelet, N. & Cheyne, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Using knowledge of leaf functional traits, such as those forming the leaf economics spectrum (LES), to understand plant responses to environmental cha...

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Bird services and disservices to strawberry farming in Californian agricultural landscapes.

Published online: 22 Jul 2020

Authors: Gonthier, D. J. & Sciligo, A. R. & Karp, D. S. & Lu, A. & Garcia, K. & Juarez, G. & Chiba, T. & Gennet, S. & Kremen, C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Bird conservation in agricultural settings can be controversial. While some bird species damage some crops, others suppress insect pests. Few studies ...

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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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Effects of urbanisation and management practices on pollinators in tropical Africa.

Published online: 28 Aug 2019

Authors: Guenat, S. & Kunin, W. E. & Dougill, A. J. & Dallimer, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Urban expansion is an increasing threat to biodiversity, especially in tropical Africa where biodiversity hot spots are being encroached upon by fast-...

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How do individual farmers' objectives influence the evaluation of rangeland management strategies under a variable climate?

Published online: 02 Apr 2014

Authors: Jakoby, O. & Quaas, M. F. & Müller, B. & Baumgärtner, S. & Frank, K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Management decisions by farmers are influenced by complex interrelations of ecological, economic and social factors. Of equal importance are the indiv...

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Gaming provides insights into farmers' land management decisions.

Published online: 26 Nov 2020

Authors: Rakotonarivo, O. S. & Jones, I. L. & Bell, A. & Duthie, A. B. & Cusack, J. & Minderman, J. & Hogan, J. & Hodgson, I. & Bunnefeld, N.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: People and Nature

A new experiment using a game, in which farmers manage a digital farming landscape: looking at how farmers manage their land in the game enables to un...

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Adaptive management and targeting of agri-environment schemes does benefit biodiversity: a case study of the corn bunting Emberiza calandra.

Published online: 15 Jun 2011

Authors: Perkins, A. J. & Maggs, H. E. & Watson, A. & Wilson, J. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Agri-environment schemes (AES) are the main European policy response to biodiversity loss caused by agricultural intensification. Maximizing their eff...

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Mediating mutualisms: farm management practices and evolutionary changes in symbiont co-operation.

Published online: 13 Nov 2002

Authors: Kiers, E. T. & West, S. A. & Denison, R. F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Root symbionts (rhizobia and arbuscular mycorrhizas) are often assumed to increase agricultural productivity consistently. However, rhizobial and myco...

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