Project: European network on farmland heterogeneity, biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Agricultural landscapes occupy 40% of the available land area in Europe. They also play an important role in providing habitat for wild plants and animals that contribute significantly to agricultural production through services such as crop pollination and control of crop pests. In many regions farm fields are becoming ever larger, and many agricultural regions are now dedicated to a small number of crop types. How did these changes in farmland pattern affect farmland wildlife and the services they provide for agriculture? Are there policies which, if followed, would improve habitat for farmland wildlife and the services it provides without compromising food production? FarmLand addresses these questions by bringing together teams from France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain plus one from Canada.

Acronym FarmLAND
Duration 01/10/2012 - 30/09/2015
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Network BiodivERsA2
Call BiodivERsA Call for proposals on biodiversity and ecosystem services and their valuation

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
National Centre for Scientific Research - Chizé Centre for Biological Studies France
French National Institute for Agricultural Research France
Georg-August-University Göttingen Germany
British Trust For Ornithology United Kingdom
Tour du Valat France
Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia Spain
Joint Research Unit National Centre for Scientific Research / University of Montpellier - Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive Coordinator France
National Center for Scientific Research / University of Rennes 1 - EcoBio France
Carleton University Canada