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The role of field margins in biodiversity conservation in agroecosystems

Code: 9781786768469
Alicia Cirujeda and Gabriel Pardo, Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón (CITA-Universidad de Zaragoza), Spain

Chapter synopsis: This chapter reviews research on ways of modifying the agricultural landscape to reverse the decline in a range of fauna and flora. The chapter starts by looking at the span of options for promoting biodiversity in agricultural landscapes. It then focuses on field margins, their characteristics and types as well as the the role of field margins in agroecosystems. The chapter then reviews research on managing field margins to promote insect biodiversity. It also looks at managing field margins to promote rare arable plants (RAP), reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2020.0071.08
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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Options for promoting biodiversity in agricultural landscapes 3 Field margins: characteristics and types 4 The role of field margins in agroecosystems 5 Managing field margins to promote insect biodiversity 6 Managing field margins to promote rare arable plants, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals 7 Conclusions 8 Where to look for further information 9 References

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