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Title (Primary) Harmonizing biodiversity conservation and productivity in the context of increasing demands on landscapes
Author Seppelt, R.; Beckmann, M.; Ceauşu, S.; Cord, A.F.; Gerstner, K.; Gurevitch, J.; Kambach, S.; Klotz, S.; Mendenhall, C.; Phillips, H.R.P.; Powell, K.; Verburg, P.H.; Verhagen, W.; Winter, M.; Newbold, T.;
Journal BioScience
Year 2016
Department CLE; BZF; iDiv;
Volume 66
Issue 10
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12;
Keywords agricultural production; biodiversity conservation; land-use intensity; landscape configuration; landscape composition
UFZ wide themes RU1
Abstract Biodiversity conservation and agricultural production are often seen as mutually exclusive objectives. Strategies for reconciling them are intensely debated. We argue that harmonization between biodiversity conservation and crop production can be improved by increasing our understanding of the underlying relationships between them. We provide a general conceptual framework that links biodiversity and agricultural production through the separate relationships between land use and biodiversity and between land use and production. Hypothesized relationships are derived by synthesizing existing empirical and theoretical ecological knowledge. The framework suggests nonlinear relationships caused by the multifaceted impacts of land use (composition, configuration, and intensity). We propose solutions for overcoming the apparently dichotomous aims of maximizing either biodiversity conservation or agricultural production and suggest new hypotheses that emerge from our proposed framework.
ID 17119
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=17119
Seppelt, R., Beckmann, M., Ceauşu, S., Cord, A.F., Gerstner, K., Gurevitch, J., Kambach, S., Klotz, S., Mendenhall, C., Phillips, H.R.P., Powell, K., Verburg, P.H., Verhagen, W., Winter, M., Newbold, T. (2016):
Harmonizing biodiversity conservation and productivity in the context of increasing demands on landscapes
Bioscience 66 (10), 890 - 896