Huusela-Veistola, Erja; Alanen, Eeva-Liisa; Hyvönen, Terho and Kuussaari, Mikko (2011) Ecosystem service provision by establishing temporal habitats in agricultural environments. Paper at: Biodiversity in agriculture - lessons learned and future directions, NJF seminar 436, Ulvik in Hardanger, Norway, 24-26 May 2011.
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Short-term rotational fallows, new set-asides and seed mixtures containing
specific seed-bearing crops are best alternative to provide seed food for farmland
birds (Hyvönen & Huusela-Veistola 2011). The age of set-aside and vegetation
structure are more important than seed mixture or plant species richness in
supporting insect food for birds, and therefore set asides of various ages are
needed (Hyvönen & Huusela-Veistola 2011).
Even a short-term fallow sown with a simple seed mixture can encourage
populations of generalist predators (Huusela-Veistola & Hyvönen 2006), but longterm
set-asides may be even better for natural enemies (Huusela-Veistola 2008).
Because of the various species requirements numerous habitats are needed if
biodiversity is to be increased or maintained. At the landscape level, the
proportion and location of non-crop temporal habitats may be important factors
for key ecosystem services. Therefore, temporal habitats, e.g. set-asides, of
various ages and different vegetation structures should be included in the
agricultural landscape to encourage optimum functional biodiversity.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||ecosystem services, temporal habitats, agricultural environments|
|Subjects:||Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services|
|Research affiliation:|| Finland > MTT Agrifood Research|
Finland > Other organizations
|Deposited By:||Koistinen, Riitta|
|Deposited On:||15 Nov 2011 10:45|
|Last Modified:||15 Nov 2011 10:45|
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