Post‐war changes in arable farming and biodiversity in Great Britain

  title={Post‐war changes in arable farming and biodiversity in Great Britain},
  author={Robert A. Robinson and William J. Sutherland},
  journal={Journal of Applied Ecology},
Summary 1. Agriculture represents the dominant land use throughout much of western Europe, and a significant part of European biodiversity is associated with this habitat. We attempted to quantify the changes in agriculture and biodiversity in Britain since the 1940s. 2. There have been widespread declines in the populations of many groups of organisms associated with farmland in Britain and north-west Europe. The declines have been particularly marked amongst habitat specialists; many of the… 

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