Designing agricultural landscapes for biodiversity-based ecosystem services

Douglas A.Landis - Basic and Applied Ecology

Type: PDF, Webpage
Knowledge level: Introductory

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Informative article discussing biodiversity-based ecosystem services, sustainability and the role agricultural landscape design has in encouraging the return of ecosystems.

This article discusses the design of agricultural landscapes for biodiversity-based ecosystem services and how this is an important tool for sustainability moving forward.

Key points were as follows:

  • As the world population grows, sustainable agricultural systems are needed even more.
  • High yielding crops helps in the sense of food production however the reverse affect is that conventional farming methods negatively affect biodiversity.
  • In a brutal cycle agriculture relies on the environment but agricultural practices cause damage to the environment.
  • Research in recent times has focused on increasing biodiversity and natural habitats in conjunction with agricultural landscapes.
  • Redesigning agricultural landscapes can incorporate and promote ecosystems.
2017 - Unites States - Douglas A.Landis - Basic and Applied Ecology
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