At what spatial scale do high-quality habitats enhance the diversity of forbs and pollinators in intensively farmed landscapes?
1. Over the last decades, biodiversity in agricultural landscapes has declined drastically. Initiatives to enhance biodiversity, such as agri-environment schemes, often have little effect, especially in intensively farmed landscapes. The effectiveness of conservation management may be improved by scheme implementation near high-quality habitats that can act as a source of species. We evaluated up to what distance high-quality habitats (nature reserves and artificially created flower-rich patches) affect the diversity of forbs and pollinators in intensively farmed landscapes of the Netherlands.
Keywords: abundance ; bees ; ditch banks ; hover flies ; inflorescences ; pollination ; species density ; Agri-Environment Schemes ; Managing Ecosystem Services ; Plant-Species Richness ; Agricultural Landscapes ; European Countries ; Field Boundaries ; Seed Dispersal ; Ditch Banks ; Biodiversity ; Communities
Record created on 2010-11-30, modified on 2016-08-09