Agricultural intensification is a crucial driver of global land-use changes and habitat loss and is responsible for a dramatic decline in farmland biodiversity. As such, reversing farmland biodiversity loss has become a global and regional conservation priority. Our research focuses on gaining an understanding of the factors that influence the ecology, species diversity, abundance and spatio-temporal distribution of a wide range of wildlife species inhabiting contrasting agricultural landscapes. In particular, we focus on the role of landscape structure, agricultural intensity and various conservation measures (e.g. agri-environmental schemes, wildlife-friendly farming) on farmland biodiversity. Our results have strong application potential and are used for conservation of target species or populations and for increasing the effectiveness of different management measures.
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