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
- 2237: Crop rotation boosts soil microbial biodiversity and productivity
- Managing traditional orchards… for bumblebees
- 2360: Spatial targeting brings new opportunities for agri-environment schemes
- 2086: Diversity and resilience in agriculture
- 1281: EU biodiversity strategy
- 1574: Biodiversity – risks & dependencies in food supply chains
- 1799: Farmers need to see the value in going green
- 1002: UK National Ecosystem Assessment
- Establishment of clover-rich field margins as a forage resource for bumblebees Bombus spp. on Romney Marsh, Kent, England.
- 1468: Honeybees happily buzz around Bt-maize
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.