British Wildlife 25.3 February 2014

Wildlife has its uses – managing farmland for ecosystem services

The trade-off between the production of our food and the abundance and diversity of wildlife is well established (e.g. Stoate et al. 2009). As crop yields increased during the second half of the last century, wildlife declined. In response, a series of agri-environment schemes has diverted a proportion of the productive land to the creation and management of wildlife habitats, often to great effect.

Through a naturalist’s eyes
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