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Measuring farmland biodiversity

Abstract : About one-third of the world’s land surface is used for farming, a fact that bears important implications for biodiversity. In Europe, for instance, an estimated 50 percent of all wild species are reliant on agricultural habitats, while agricultural productivity often depends on the presence or absence of particular species. Despite this close coupling, surprisingly little is known about the status and evolution of farmland biodiversity. A team of European and African researchers, hoping to fill this gap in information, recently invented and piloted a new toolbox called the BioBio indicator set, which measures 23 different instances of biodiversity across a variety of farm types and scales in Europe. Applications were also tested in Tunisia, Ukraine, and Uganda, where they proved a feasible starting point for adaptation to the agricultural context of different countries.
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Felix Herzog, Philippe Jeanneret, Youssef Ammari, Siyka Angelova, Michaela Arndorfer, et al.. Measuring farmland biodiversity. Solutions, 2013, vol. 4 (n° 4), pp. 52-58. ⟨hal-01738188⟩

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