Wildlife and biodiversity
The UK has a rich and varied natural heritage of plants, animals and their habitats. The term biodiversity encompasses the whole variety of terrestrial life - all species of plants and animals, the genetic variation between them and the habitats in which they live. It is not restricted to rare or threatened species but includes the whole of the natural world from the commonplace to the critically endangered.
The land-based industries have an important role in the conservation of natural resources, in the maintenance of indigenous wildlife and its diversity, and the impact on its sustainability.
A sample of Items held in the Wildlife and biodiversity category
- Singing Fields: why gamekeeping helps birds in the countryside
- Ecosystem services from Environmental Stewardship that benefit agricultural production
- Illustrated guide to managing farmland for lapwings (TIN090)
- Establishment of clover-rich field margins as a forage resource for bumblebees Bombus spp. on Romney Marsh, Kent, England.
- Grassy field margin strips increase the diversity and abundance of plants and grasshoppers and crickets, and the abundance of bees on arable farms in England.
- Scrub clearance enhances floristic species richness on a green lane with restricted motorised vehicular access in Stanford Rivers, Essex, England.
- 1815: Landscape scale agri-environment schemes
- 1310: Ecosystem assessment - wellbeing
- 1930: The role of trees and sheep in managing flood risk
- Effects of different grass treatments used to create overwintering habitat for predatory arthropods on arable farmland
- 1127: bTB - measures
There are currently no subcategories in the Wildlife and biodiversity section.
Where Am I?
The OpenFields Library is a free online library contains items of interest to practitioners and researchers in the agricultural and landbased industries.