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FIELD BOUNDARY HABITATS FOR WILDLIFE, CROP AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Objective



The project will address two key areas:

- quantification of the effects of field boundaries on the physico-chemical environment and plant and animal communities in contrasted cropping ecosystems and landscape types and
- development of practical methods of enhancing the biological diversity of field boundary habitats in the farm environment.

Specific tasks will examine the flux of agrochemicals, biological processes governed and distorted by these fluxes and other environmental factors, population resilience originating from other semi-natural elements in the landscape and the effects of increasing biological diversity. The crop-boundary interface will be described in a model.

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Call for proposal

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Coordinator

Institute of Arable Crops Research
Address
Long Ashton Research Station
BS18 9AF Bristol
 

Participants (2)

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF WAGENINGEN
Address
P.o. Box 9101
6700 HB Wageningen
 
Université de Rennes I
Address
27 Rue Du Thabor
35014 Rennes