Isolation from forest reduces pollination, seed predation and insect scavenging in Swiss farmland

@article{Farwig2009IsolationFF,
  title={Isolation from forest reduces pollination, seed predation and insect scavenging in Swiss farmland},
  author={Nina Farwig and Debra Bailey and Est{\'e}e Bochud and John David Herrmann and Eveline Kindler and Niklaus Reusser and Christof Sch{\"u}epp and Martin H. Schmidt-Entling},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={24},
  pages={919-927}
}
Habitat loss and fragmentation lead to changes in species richness and composition which may affect ecosystem services. Yet, few studies distinguish between the effects of habitat loss and isolation, or how multiple ecosystem services may be affected simultaneously. We investigated the effects of variation in cover of woody and open semi-natural habitats and isolation from forest on the relative functioning of pollination, seed predation and insect scavenging in agricultural landscapes. We… CONTINUE READING
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