Does organic farming enhance biodiversity in Mediterranean vineyards? A case study with bats and arachnids

Does organic farming enhance biodiversity in Mediterranean vineyards? A case study with bats and... •Organic farming promotes arachnids but is ineffective on its own for bats in Mediterranean vineyards.•Agri-environment schemes are not most effective for bats in landscapes of intermediate complexity.•Bat activity was positively associated with proximity to hedgerows and rivers.•A multi-scale approach is required to design adequate conservation strategies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment Elsevier

Does organic farming enhance biodiversity in Mediterranean vineyards? A case study with bats and arachnids

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 The Author(s)
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0167-8809
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10.1016/j.agee.2017.08.012
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Abstract

•Organic farming promotes arachnids but is ineffective on its own for bats in Mediterranean vineyards.•Agri-environment schemes are not most effective for bats in landscapes of intermediate complexity.•Bat activity was positively associated with proximity to hedgerows and rivers.•A multi-scale approach is required to design adequate conservation strategies.

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Agriculture, Ecosystems & EnvironmentElsevier

Published: Nov 1, 2017

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