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
- Conserving the brown hare
- Plant nutrient supply determines competition between phytophagous insects.
- 1592: Sustainable landscapes
- Raising water levels to revert arable land to grazing marsh at Berney Marshes RSPB Reserve, Norfolk, 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.
- 1799: Farmers need to see the value in going green
- 1307: Ecosystems - drivers
- Leading in research
- Foraging behaviour of sheep and red deer within natural heather/grass mosaics.
- Briefing 1126: Bovine TB consultation
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.