Determining environmental minimum requirements for functions provided by agro-ecosystems

  title={Determining environmental minimum requirements for functions provided by agro-ecosystems},
  author={Olaf Bastian and Claudia Corti and Marco Lebboroni},
  journal={Agronomy for Sustainable Development},
The definition of meaningful and realistic targets is the key element in the development of agri-environmental measures to improve the present situation of agricultural landscapes both from ecological and socio-economic points of view. Such targets should be based on a system of reference values that consider ecological thresholds and the carrying capacity of ecosystems and landscapes as well as the demands and necessities of human society in a specific area. In this way, so-called… CONTINUE READING

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