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GREENVEINS Report Summary

Project ID: EVK2-CT-2000-00082
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: Netherlands

General description of the reaction of farmland biodiversity to landscape structure and land use Intensity changes

In the Greenveins project, the relationship between Land Use Intensity, Landscape Structure and several aspects of farmland biodiversity was explored in a large scale landscape ecological experiment covering 25 test sites spread over 7 countries across the temperate zone of Europe. The gathered data covered multiple species groups and several spatial scales. Data has been analysed and results have been published for several different research questions and species groups. In this paper, all these results are used to generate an integral picture of the relationship between farmland biodiversity LUI and LS. We discuss the possible application of results, the role and consequences of geographic variation and indicate directions for further research.

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Alterra
PO-Box 27
6700AA Wageningen
Netherlands
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