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Carabid beetles (Carabidae) in agroecosystems - case study on the effects of conversion to organic farming and land structure

Sarapatka, Bořivoj and Vesely, Milan (2005) Carabid beetles (Carabidae) in agroecosystems - case study on the effects of conversion to organic farming and land structure. Poster at: Researching Sustainable Systems - International Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture, Adelaide, Australia, September 21-23, 2005. [Unpublished]

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Our research compared the effects of farming systems (conventional, conversion to organic farming, resp. organic farming) and land structures (ecotones) on carabid beetles in four experimental plots during a five-year crop rotation cycle. An important factor affecting the composition of carabid communities was the type of land fragmentation contributing to a faster colonization of fields from ecotones. The factor of agricultural management, organic farming, was also significant. In the final years of the experiment we noted changes in the species composition of the carabid communities compared with the first years of the experiment, with an increase in the preference of bigger carabid species. The abundance of large carabid species was much lower in conventional fields.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Organic farming, conversion, beetles, Carabidae, land use, ecotones
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference
Related Links:http://orgprints.org/4013/, http://www.isofar.org/adelaide2005, http://orgprints.org/view/projects/int-conf-isofar-2005.html
Deposited By: ISOFAR,
ID Code:4470
Deposited On:15 Nov 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:30
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:The paper presented here is the final paper submitted by the authors to the conference Researching Sustainable Systems.
The final edited papers are available with the following publication:
Köpke, Ulrich; Niggli, Urs; Neuhoff, Daniel; Cornish, Peter; Lockeretz, Willie und Willer, Helga, (Hrsg.) (2005) Researching Sustainable Systems. Proceedings of the First Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), Held in Cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA), 21 – 23 September 2005, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick, and International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), c/o Institute of Organic Agriculture (IOL), DE-University of Bonn. http://orgprints.org/4013/
Distribution: Paper copies may be ordered from FiBL at a cost of 28 Euros plus mailing costs (see FiBL shop at http://www.fibl.org/shop); FiBL order number 1394. A PDF version is available free of charge for ISOFAR members via the member area of www.isofar.org.

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