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The Agri-Environment

Warren, John; Lawson, Clare and Belcher, Kenneth (2007). The Agri-Environment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Abstract

The application of ecological theory and conservation biology to agricultural ecosystems has become an important and growing research field and undergraduate course component in recent years. This book is both an academic textbook and practical guide to farm conservation, and has evolved from the authors' extensive teaching experience. It covers the ecology of farmed land, how agricultural practices influence the environment, how agriculture has changed over time and how the species that inhabit the agri-environment have adapted. It also covers the history of agricultural policy and subsidies and the development of agri-environment schemes. A number of different farming systems are discussed, as are the difficulties in determining their relative merits. Guidance is offered on how to produce a workable farm conservation plan, and the final chapters look to the future and the development of new, greener farming systems.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2008 J. Warren, C. Lawson and K. Belcher
ISBN: 0-521-84965-9, 978-0-521-84965-4
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 41607
Depositing User: Clare Lawson
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2015 09:33
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/41607
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