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Greening Waipara: a ‘grape roots’ project to include biodiversity in the wine experience
(Lincoln University. Bio-Protection & Ecology Division, 2006)
It is no secret that New Zealand’s developed landscapes have lost most of their biodiversity - indigenous plants, habitats and wildlife. Biodiversity is a defining element in a district’s sense of place and there seems to ...
Ecosystem Services in Productive Landscapes: New Zealand’s emerging agricultural pattern and land-use change
(Lincoln University. Bio-Protection Research Centre, 2008-06)
It is considered that New Zealand has the greatest rate of land-use change in the Western world (Penman 2008 pers. comm.). Although New Zealand’s land-use changes may be dynamic, reflecting overseas market needs in ...
Indigenous invertebrate components in ecological restoration in agricultural landscapes
(New Zealand Ecological Society, 1998)
The challenge of community restoration is to understand and exploit the principles of ecological succession at all seral stages, by complementing and accelerating the processes of colonisation and regeneration. The main ...
Evaluating ecosystem services on farmland: a novel, experimental, 'bottom up' approach
(International Federation of Organic Cultural Movements, 2005-09)
Human life is supported by natural ecosystems and species that constitute them through conditions and processes which are known as ecosystem services or nature’s services. To date, ES value has been assessed using a ...
Evaluating nature's services on Canterbury arable farmland: a summary of results for farmers participating in this research project
(Lincoln University. Bio-Protection Research Centre, 2005-10)
The importance of ES or nature’s services is now very well established and ES have been demonstrated to be of very high economic value. However, intensification of agriculture in the last century has resulted in the ...
Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition
(National Academy of Sciences, 2018-08-14)
The idea that noncrop habitat enhances pest control and represents a win–win opportunity to conserve biodiversity and bolster yields has emerged as an agroecological paradigm. However, while noncrop habitat in landscapes ...