Evidence on the environmental impacts of farm land abandonment in high altitude / mountain regions : a systematic map

@inproceedings{Haddaway2014EvidenceOT,
  title={Evidence on the environmental impacts of farm land abandonment in high altitude / mountain regions : a systematic map},
  author={Neal R Haddaway and David Styles and Andrew S Pullin},
  year={2014}
}
Background: Many ecosystems have developed in the presence of agriculture and cessation of management resulting from land abandonment can have significant ecological impacts. Around 56 percent of the utilised agricultural area of the European Union is classified as ‘less-favourable areas’ and much of this is mountainous. The small-scale and extensively managed farmlands that are common in mountain areas are particularly vulnerable to marginalisation and abandonment. We conducted the first… CONTINUE READING

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