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- Mallinger, Rachel E.; Franco, Jose G.; Prischmann-Voldseth, Deirdre A.; Prasifka, Jarrad R.
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2019 v.273 pp. 107-116
- Bombus; Helianthus annuus; Phacelia; agricultural land; agroecosystems; annuals; buckwheat; cover crops; experimental design; flowering; honey bee colonies; honey bees; indigenous species; intensive farming; landscapes; pollinators; rare species; solitary bees; summer; wild flowers; Great Plains region; United States
- ... Agricultural intensification and landscape simplification have reduced flowering plant abundance and diversity worldwide, with subsequent negative effects on pollinators. To mitigate these effects, research and conservation have focused on incorporating flowering plants into agricultural landscapes through on-farm natural areas or flowering crops. However, while cover crops provide numerous agroec ...
- Lewis-Phillips, Jonathan; Brooks, Steve; Sayer, Carl Derek; McCrea, Rachel; Siriwardena, Gavin; Axmacher, Jan Christoph
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2019 v.273 pp. 130-140
- agri-environmental policy; agricultural land; aquatic plants; birds; foraging; habitat conservation; habitats; intensive farming; invertebrates; land use; landscapes; parental behavior; ponds; species richness; summer; wildlife; woodlands; United Kingdom
- ... Agricultural intensification and the associated loss of non-cropped habitats have caused a major decline in UK farmland bird populations since the 1970s. As a consequence, there is an urgent need to implement effective conservation and habitat restoration measures in agricultural landscapes. Over the last 40–50 years, due to the cessation of traditional management practices, the majority of UK far ...