Managing for nature on lowland farms


Managing for nature on lowland farms

edited by David W. Macdonald and Ruth E. Feber

(Wildlife conservation on farmland, v. 1)

Oxford University Press, 2015

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Includes bibliographical references and index



Using more than 30 years research from the author team at the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), this volume reveals how agricultural systems and wildlife interact, presenting examples from scales varying from landscape to microcosm, from populations to individuals, covering plants, invertebrates, birds, and mammals. It demonstrates the essential ecosystem services provided by agricultural land, and discusses the implications of agricultural development for natural habitats and biodiversity.


  • 1. Farming and wildlife: a perspective on a shared future
  • 2. From weed reservoir to wildlife resource-redefining arable field margins
  • 3. How can field margin management contribute to invertebrate biodiversity?
  • 4. Small mammals on lowland farmland
  • 5. Agri-environment schemes and the future of farmland bird conservation
  • 6. Does organic farming affect biodiversity?
  • 7. Farming for the future: optimizing farming systems for society and the environment
  • 8. Landscape-scale conservation of farmland moths
  • 9. Habitat use by vesper bats: disentangling local and landscape-scale effects within lowland farmland
  • 10. Local and landscape scale management of Odonata
  • 11. Freshwaters and farming: impacts of land use and management on the biodiversity of rivers and ditches
  • 12. Local and landscape-scale impacts of woodland management on wildlife
  • 13. Improving reintroduction success of the Grey Partridge using behavioural studies
  • 14. Water vole restoration in the Upper Thames
  • 15. What does conservation research do, when should it stop, and what do we do then? Questions answered with water voles.
  • 16. What next? Rewilding as a radical future for the British countryside

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