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Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 1: Managing for nature on lowland farms

David W. Macdonald and Ruth E. Feber

Abstract

The two volumes of this text (this is the first volume) offer perspectives on the same landscape, but viewed from different vantage points. Both books consider farmland as the bulk, the matrix and the engine of the countryside, and both address the detailed science that informs a big societal choice, namely what does society want from farmers and farmland and, considering the diversity of conflicting pressures on the farmscape, how do we make the best of it. But the two perspectives of these books, while from different hilltops, are through the same eyes. That is, this volume focuses on unders ... More

Keywords: biodiversity, wildlife, conservation, farming, agriculture, human-wildlife conflict, agri-environment schemes, landscape

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198745488
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745488.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David W. Macdonald, editor
Professor of Wildlife Conservation and Director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

Ruth E. Feber, editor
Zoology Research Fellow, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

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Chapter 1 Farming and wildlife

David W. Macdonald, Eva M. Raebel, and Ruth E. Feber

Chapter 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

Chapter 4 Small mammals on lowland farmland

David W. Macdonald, Lauren A. Harrington, Merryl Gelling, Fran H. Tattersall, and Tom Tew

Chapter 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

Chapter 7 Farming for the future

Hanna L. Tuomisto, Ian D. Hodge, Philip Riordan, and David W. Macdonald

Chapter 8 Landscape-scale conservation of farmland moths

Thomas Merckx and David W. Macdonald

Chapter 9 Habitat use by vesper bats

Danielle Linton, Lauren A. Harrington, and David W. Macdonald

Chapter 10 Local and landscape-scale management of Odonata

Eva M. Raebel, David J. Thompson, and David W. Macdonald

Chapter 11 Freshwaters and farming

Rosalind F. Shaw, Alison E. Poole, Ruth E. Feber, Eva M. Raebel, and David W. Macdonald

Chapter 12 Local and landscape-scale impacts of woodland management on wildlife

Christina D. Buesching, Eleanor M. Slade, Thomas Merckx, and David W. Macdonald

Chapter 13 Improving reintroduction success of the grey partridge using behavioural studies

Elina Rantanen, David W. Macdonald, Nick W. Sotherton, and Francis Buner

Chapter 14 Water vole restoration in the Upper Thames

Tom P. Moorhouse, Merryl Gelling, and David W. Macdonald

Chapter 15 What does conservation research do, when should it stop, and what do we do then?

Tom P. Moorhouse, David W. Macdonald, Rob Strachan, and Xavier Lambin

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