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Can organic farming deliver natural heritage goals in the UK uplands?

Watson, C A; Chamberlain, D E; Norton, L R; Fuller, R J; Atkinson, C J; Fowler, S M; McCracken, D I; Wolfe, M S and Walker, R L (2006) Can organic farming deliver natural heritage goals in the UK uplands? In: Atkinson, C; Ball, B; Davies, D H K; Rees, R; Russell, G; Stockdale, E A; Watson, C A; Walker, R and Younie, D (Eds.) Aspects of Applied Biology 79, What will organic farming deliver? COR 2006, Association of Applied Biologists, pp. 5-8.

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Policy support for organic farming in the UK is based in part on the ability of organic farming systems to deliver natural heritage benefi ts. Most UK research on the natural heritage benefi ts of organic farming has addressed lowland arable systems. A reanalysis of a subset of data from a MAFF-funded study of biodiversity in England and Wales suggests that organic systems in predominantly pastoral landscapes may show similar biodiversity benefi ts to ones in predominantly arable landscapes. Future research needs to address organically managed pastoral, hill and upland systems across the UK.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Organic farming, natural heritage, uplands, biodiversity, agroforestry
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Landscape and recreation
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Research affiliation: UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
UK > Other organizations
UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Organic Centre Wales (OCW)
UK > Scottish Agricultural College (SAC)
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2006
UK > British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)
Deposited By: MILLMAN, Mrs Carol A
ID Code:10154
Deposited On:13 Dec 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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