Landscape complexity and farmland biodiversity: Evaluating the CAP target on natural elements

@inproceedings{Cormont2016LandscapeCA,
  title={Landscape complexity and farmland biodiversity: Evaluating the CAP target on natural elements},
  author={A. Cormont and Henk Siepel and Jean-Christophe Cl{\'e}ment and T.C.P. Melman and Michiel F WallisDeVries and C.A.M. van Turnhout and Laurens B. Sparrius and Menno Reemer and Jacobus C. Biesmeijer and Frank Berendse and Geert R. de Snoo},
  year={2016}
}
Increasing pressures on natural areas and limited conservation budgets require, particularly in rural landscapes in the Western world, an immediate answer to the question how much natural area is required to provide a sustainable future for wild plant and animal species on farmland. The European Union proposed in its Common Agricultural Policy that 3–7% of EU farmland should be managed as ecological focus area (EFA) in order to halt biodiversity loss. For the first time, we empirically assessed… CONTINUE READING