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Plant diversity and land use under organic and conventional agriculture: a whole-farm approach

Abstract:

1. Organic farming is thought to lead to increased biodiversity and greater sustainability than higher-yielding conventional farming systems. It is usually assumed that organic farms have both larger and higher quality areas of semi-natural habitats, although this assumption has not been unequivocally tested. 2. Here we test the hypothesis that in comparison to conventional farms, organic farms have larger areas of semi-natural and boundary vegetation, and organic farms support higher levels ...

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Gibson, RH More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Symondson, WOC More by this author
Memmott, J More by this author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY
Volume:
44
Issue:
4
Pages:
792-803
Publication date:
2007-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2664
ISSN:
0021-8901
URN:
uuid:f6430be8-d9dc-4db3-b0d1-5830516d1766
Source identifiers:
210758
Local pid:
pubs:210758

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