Developing silvopastoral systems and their effects on diversity of fauna

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dc.contributor.author Mcadam, J. H.
dc.contributor.author Sibbald, A. R.
dc.contributor.author Teklehaimanot, Z.
dc.contributor.author Eason, William R.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-09T07:54:52Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-09T07:54:52Z
dc.date.issued 2007-02-22
dc.identifier.citation Mcadam , J H , Sibbald , A R , Teklehaimanot , Z & Eason , W R 2007 , ' Developing silvopastoral systems and their effects on diversity of fauna ' Agroforestry Systems , vol 70 , no. 1 , pp. 81-89 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1572-9680
dc.identifier.other PURE: 107983
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/2581
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/2581
dc.description Mcadam, J. H., Sibbald, A. R., Teklehaimanot, Z., Eason, W. R. (2007). Developing silvopastoral systems and their effects on diversity of fauna.  Agroforestry Systems, 70,(1), 81-89. Keywords Birds - Carabids - Invertebrates - Spiders - Silvopastoral systems Sponsorship: DARD / DEFRA / MLURI / UWB / BBSRC core funding to IGER / EU (Contract AIR3-CT92-0134). en
dc.description.abstract Silvopastoral systems, where stock graze between widely spaced trees, are a viable land use option in the British Isles. An experiment (the National Network Silvopastoral Experiment—NNE) was set up at 6 sites in the late 1980s to quantify outputs from and to study the ecological interactions occurring between components of the system. Studies were carried out on the effect of developing silvopastoral systems on certain invertebrate groups, including carabid beetles and spiders and on the number of individuals and species of birds. The common protocols adopted across sites enable broad conclusions on the impact of such systems on wildlife to be made. The presence of trees on grassland attracted invertebrates of epigeal groups which may have provided an enhanced food supply which attracted birds. Spiders responded more rapidly after planting of the silvopastoral systems than did carabid beetles. It was concluded that, even at this early stage, silvopastoral systems have an impact on birds: birds normally associated with woodland are being attracted to silvopasture along with birds normally found in open fields, although there are problems in the scale of evaluation in the assessment of impact. However, it has been shown that even relatively recently established silvopastoral systems can significantly enhance biodiversity. en
dc.format.extent 9 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Agroforestry Systems en
dc.subject Birds en
dc.subject Carabids en
dc.subject Invertebrates en
dc.subject Spiders en
dc.subject Silvopastoral systems en
dc.title Developing silvopastoral systems and their effects on diversity of fauna en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10457-007-9047-8
dc.contributor.institution Aberystwyth University en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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