Farmland Biodiversity Research Group


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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PhD student, conservation biology, ecology and evolution, conservation biology


Dominika Rášková (Inter-annual survival of the house sparrow Passer domesticus: analysis based on colour ringing (Masters study, field training))

Petra Korencová (Exploring differences in predator recognition and mobbing intensity in sedentary and migratory bird species within and outside predator distribution ranges (Masters study, field training))

Iveta Stýblová (Diet of the critically endangered little owl Athene noctua during the breeding season: analysis based on camera monitoring (Masters study, field training))