Search for dissertations about: "agri-environment scheme"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the words agri-environment scheme.

  1. 1. Ecological interactions in human modified landscapes : Landscape dependent remedies for the maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem services

    University dissertation from Lund University, Faculty of Science, Centre for Environmental and Climate research (CEC) & Department of Biology

    Author : Arvid Bolin; [2017]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Central place foraging; Agriculture; Competition; Ecosystem service; Species coexistence; bumble bees; landscape ecology; Biodiversity; Agri-environment scheme; Central place foraging; jordbruk; konkurrens; landskaps ekologi; humlor; bin;

    Abstract : Modern agricultural practices have led to an intensification of the agricultural landscape which has negatively affected both biodiversity and the ecosystem services it provides. In my thesis I have used ecological theory of optimal foraging to try and explain how landscape structure, landscape composition and agricultural management can explain the loss of biodiversity and how remedies can efficiently be implemented. READ MORE

  2. 2. Small biotopes in agricultural landscapes: importance for vascular plants and effects of management

    University dissertation from Lund University, Faculty of Science

    Author : Therese Irminger Street; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Small biotopes; incidental habitat; vascular plants; woody vegetation; grassland species; resource provisioning; species richness; habitat specificity; non-crop habitat; landscape complexity; heterogeneity; local management; agri-environment scheme;

    Abstract : As a consequence of agricultural intensification, large areas of non-crop habitat have been lost and farmland biodiversity has declined. Previous studies have shown that the extent of non-crop habitat influences farmland biodiversity, but the relative importance of different habitat types is less well known and the contribution of small incidental habitats to landscape-scale species richness is not fully understood. READ MORE

  3. 3. Biodiversity in Agricultural Landscapes: Landscape and Scale-Dependent Effects of Organic Farming

    University dissertation from Department of Ecology, Lund University

    Author : Maj Rundlöf; [2007]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Djurekologi; Natural science; Naturvetenskap; Ekologi; Animal ecology; plants; spatial scales; species richness; Ecology; landscape ecology; agri-environment schemes; farming practice; conservation; butterflies; bumble bees;

    Abstract : Declines in the distribution and abundance of many farmland species during recent decades have been attributed to agricultural intensification. Agri-environment schemes are commonly used in Europe to reduce this loss of farmland biodiversity, but their effectiveness may depend on several external factors. READ MORE