Search for dissertations about: "non-crop habitat"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words non-crop habitat.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. Attract, reward and disrupt: combining habitat manipulation and semiochemicals to enhance pest control in apple orchards

    University dissertation from ; Department of Plant Protection Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    Author : Joakim Pålsson; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2019]

    Abstract : Agricultural intensification entails negative effects on natural enemy populations and the pest regulation services they provide. Habitat manipulation holds potential to control pests with less negative effects on the environment than conventional methods. READ MORE

  3. 3. From fields to landscapes : effects of agricultural land use and landscape heterogeneity on farmland birds

    University dissertation from ; Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    Author : Matthew Hiron; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2013]

    Abstract : Farmland biodiversity has declined because of agricultural intensification. Agri-environment schemes (AESs) seem to have limited effect in stopping and reversing declines. READ MORE

  4. 4. Monitoring biodiversity in cultural landscapes: development of remote sensing- and GIS-based methods

    University dissertation from Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

    Author : Jonas Dalmayne; [2016]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Remote sensing; statistical modeling; spatial scales; partial least squares; support vector machines; grazed grasslands; LULC; HySpex; Worldview-2; Landsat; heterogeneity; landscape complexity; plant species diversity;

    Abstract : In this thesis, I explore the relationships between structural and compositional landscape properties, and species diversity, using remotely sensed data on a variety of spatial scales. The thesis shows that increased landscape heterogeneity, measured using environmental and spectral variables that were used both separately and combined, is generally positively related to plant species richness. READ MORE

  5. 5. Biodiversity conservation in agricultural landscapes : linking farmers and agri-environmental measures to farmland birds

    University dissertation from ; Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    Author : Jonas Josefsson; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2015]

    Abstract : Agricultural industrialization alters rural landscapes in Europe, causing large-scale and rapid loss of important biodiversity. The principal instruments to protect farmland biodiversity are various agri-environmental measures (AEMs) in the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). READ MORE