Agroecology of Birds in Organic and Nonorganic Farmland

  title={Agroecology of Birds in Organic and Nonorganic Farmland},
  author={Nancy A. Beecher and Ron J. Johnson and James R. Brandle and Ronald M. Case and Linda J. Young},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
Abstract: Ecological relationships between wildlife conservation and farm management provide common ground for the enhancement of bird habitat and the natural suppression of pests on farmland. We compared bird populations in 15 paired organic and nonorganic sites (cornfields plus edges, 30 sites total) that were similar in environment and edge habitat but that differed in use of fertilizers, herbicides, cultivation, and crop rotations. At each site, we used one strip transect to sample birds… 
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