Using more than 30 years research from the author team at the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), this volume reveals how agricultural systems and wildlife interact, presenting examples from scales varying from landscape to microcosm, from populations to individuals, covering plants, invertebrates, birds, and mammals. It demonstrates the essential ecosystem services provided by agricultural land, and discusses the implications of agricultural development for natural habitats and biodiversity.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
David W. Macdonald is Professor of Wildlife Conservation and Director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford.
Ruth E. Feber is Zoology Research Fellow, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford.
Table of Contents
1. Farming and wildlife: a perspective on a shared future, David W. Macdonald, Eva M. Raebel and Ruth E. Feber
2. From weed reservoir to wildlife resource: redefining arable field margins, Helen Smith, Ruth E. Feber and David W. Macdonald
3. How can field margin management contribute to invertebrate biodiversity?, Ruth E. Feber, Paul J. Johnson, Fran H. Tattersall, Will Manley, Barbara Hart, Helen Smith and David W. Macdonald
4. Small mammals on lowland farmland, David W. Macdonald, Lauren A. Harrington, Merryl Gelling, Fran H. Tattersall and Tom Tew
5. Agri-environment schemes and the future of farmland bird conservation, Jeremy D. Wilson and Richard B. Bradbury
6. Does organic farming affect biodiversity?, Ruth E. Feber, Paul J. Johnson, Dan E. Chamberlain, Leslie G. Firbank, Robert J. Fuller, Barbara Hart, Will Manley, Fiona Mathews, Lisa R. Norton, Martin Townsend and David W. Macdonald
7. Farming for the future: optimising farming systems for society and the environment, Hanna L. Tuomisto, Ian D. Hodge, Philip Riordan and David W. Macdonald
8. Landscape-scale conservation of farmland moths, Thomas Merckx and David W. Macdonald
9. Habitat use by vesper bats: disentangling local and landscape scale effects within lowland farmland, Danielle Linton, Lauren A. Harrington and David W. Macdonald
10. Local and landscape scale management of Odonata, Eva M. Raebel, David J. Thompson and David W. Macdonald
11. Freshwaters and farming: impacts of land use and management on the biodiversity of rivers and ditches, Rosalind F. Shaw, Alison E. Poole, Ruth E. Feber, Eva M. Raebel and David W. Macdonald
12. Local and landscape-scale impacts of wooded habitats and their management on wildlife, Christina D. Buesching, Eleanor M. Slade, Thomas Merckx and David W. Macdonald
13. Improving reintroduction success of the Grey Partridge using behavioural studies, Elina Rantanen, David W. Macdonald, Nick Sotherton and Francis Buner
14. Water vole restoration in the Upper Thames, Tom P. Moorhouse, Merryl Gelling and David W. Macdonald
15. What does conservation research do, when should it stop, and what do we do then? Questions answered with water voles., Tom Moorhouse, David W. Macdonald, Rob Strachan and Xavier Lambin
16. What next? Rewilding as a radical future for the British countryside, Christopher J. Sandom and David W. Macdonald