Monitoring, Functional Significance and Management for the Maintenance and Economic Utilisation of Biodiversity in the Intensively Farmed Landscape - Synthesis Report for the ERTDI-funded project: 2001-CD-B1-M1
Summary: STRIVE Report 21 - G. Purvis et al.
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Agriculture accounts for about 62% of Ireland’s land area. Due to the intensification of agricultural methods, there has been a drastic change in the farmed landscape since the second half of the last century, and a widely perceived decline in Irish biodiversity similar to that experienced across much of Western Europe. This integrated study, informally known as the ‘Ag-Biota’ Project, was funded as a 5-year ‘capability development’ project starting in 2001, to develop capacity and expertise in biodiversity research within the context of agriculture. The Project had four specified objectives:
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Summary of Findings - AG-BIOTA – Monitoring, Functional Significance and Management for the Maintenance and Economic Utilisation of Biodiversity in the Intensively Farmed Landscape