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dc.contributor.authorDallimer, Martinen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGaston, Kevin Jen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSkinner, Andrew M Jen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHanley, Nicholasen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAcs, Szvetlanaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorArmsworth, Paul Ren_UK
dc.description.abstractDespite two decades of agri-environment schemes (AESs) aimed at mitigating farmland biodiversity losses, the evidence that such programmes actually benefit biodiversity remains limited. Using field-level surveys, we assess the effectiveness of AESs in enhancing bird abundances in an upland area of England, where schemes have been operating for over 20 years. In such a region, the effects of AESs should be readily apparent, and we predict that bird abundances will co-vary with both field- and landscape-scale measures of implementation. Using an information theoretic approach, we found that, for abundances of species of conservation concern and upland specialists, measures of AES implementation and habitat type at both scales appear in the most parsimonious models. Field-level bird abundances are higher where more of the surrounding landscape is included in an AES. While habitat remains a more influential predictor, we suggest that landscape-scale implementation results in enhanced bird abundances. Hence, measures of the success of AESs should consider landscape-wide benefits as well as localized impacts.en_UK
dc.publisherThe Royal Societyen_UK
dc.relationDallimer M, Gaston KJ, Skinner AMJ, Hanley N, Acs S & Armsworth PR (2010) Field-level bird abundances are enhanced by landscape-scale agri-environment scheme uptake. Biology Letters, 6 (5), pp. 643-646.
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dc.subjectlandscape-scale conservationen_UK
dc.subjectpeak districten_UK
dc.subjectenvironmentally sensitive areaen_UK
dc.subjectNature Conservationen_UK
dc.subjectConservation Biology/Ecologyen_UK
dc.subjectEnvironment, generalen_UK
dc.titleField-level bird abundances are enhanced by landscape-scale agri-environment scheme uptakeen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleBiology Lettersen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Sheffielden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Sheffielden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Sheffielden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Sheffielden_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorDallimer, Martin|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGaston, Kevin J|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSkinner, Andrew M J|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHanley, Nicholas|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorAcs, Szvetlana|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorArmsworth, Paul R|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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