Wildlife Conservation on Farmland: Two volume set

Paperback | August 30, 2015

EditorDavid W. Macdonald, Ruth E. Feber

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This innovative two-volume book highlights and examines the most important challenges facing farmers, conservationists, and policy makers, using examples of real-life, linked studies from a farmed landscape, which bridge the divide between the theory and practice of wildlife conservation onfarmland.This set brings together Volume 1: Managing for nature on lowland farms and Volume 2: Conflict in the countryside.Volume 1Using more than 30 years research from the author team at the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), this volume reveals how agricultural systems and wildlife interact, presenting examples from scales varying from landscape to microcosm, from populations to individuals, covering plants,invertebrates, birds, and mammals. It demonstrates the essential ecosystem services provided by agricultural land, and discusses the implications of agricultural development for natural habitats and biodiversity.Volume 2Many of the encounters between farming and wildlife, especially vertebrates, involve some level of conflict which can cause disadvantage to both the wildlife and the people involved. Through a series of WildCRU case-studies, this volume investigates the sources of the problems, and ultimately ofthe threats to conservation, discussing a variety of remedies and mitigations, and demonstrating the benefits of evidence-based, inter-disciplinary policy.

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This innovative two-volume book highlights and examines the most important challenges facing farmers, conservationists, and policy makers, using examples of real-life, linked studies from a farmed landscape, which bridge the divide between the theory and practice of wildlife conservation onfarmland.This set brings together Volume 1: Ma...

David W. Macdonald is a Professor of Wildlife Conservation and Director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at the University of Oxrford. Ruth E. Feber is a member of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at the University of Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.5 inPublished:August 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019964683X

ISBN - 13:9780199646838

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Volume 1: Managing for nature on lowland farms1. David W. Macdonald, Eva M. Raebel and Ruth E. Feber: Farming and wildlife: a perspective on a shared future2. Helen Smith, Ruth E. Feber and David W. Macdonald: From weed reservoir to wildlife resource: redefining arable field margins3. Ruth E. Feber, Paul J. Johnson, Fran H. Tattersall, Will Manley, Barbara Hart, Helen Smith and David W. Macdonald: How can field margin management contribute to invertebrate biodiversity?4. David W. Macdonald, Lauren A. Harrington, Merryl Gelling, Fran H. Tattersall and Tom Tew: Small mammals on lowland farmland5. Jeremy D. Wilson and Richard B. Bradbury: Agri-environment schemes and the future of farmland bird conservation6. Ruth E. Feber, Paul J. Johnson, Dan E. Chamberlain, Leslie G. Firbank, Robert J. Fuller, Barbara Hart, Will Manley, Fiona Mathews, Lisa R. Norton, Martin Townsend and David W. Macdonald: Does organic farming affect biodiversity?7. Hanna L. Tuomisto, Ian D. Hodge, Philip Riordan and David W. Macdonald: Farming for the future: optimising farming systems for society and the environment8. Thomas Merckx and David W. Macdonald: Landscape-scale conservation of farmland moths9. Danielle Linton, Lauren A. Harrington and David W. Macdonald: Habitat use by vesper bats: disentangling local and landscape scale effects within lowland farmland10. Eva M. Raebel, David J. Thompson and David W. Macdonald: Local and landscape scale management of Odonata11. Rosalind F. Shaw, Alison E. Poole, Ruth E. Feber, Eva M. Raebel and David W. Macdonald: Freshwaters and farming: impacts of land use and management on the biodiversity of rivers and ditches12. Christina D. Buesching, Eleanor M. Slade, Thomas Merckx and David W. Macdonald: Local and landscape-scale impacts of wooded habitats and their management on wildlife13. Elina Rantanen, David W. Macdonald, Nick Sotherton and Francis Buner: Improving reintroduction success of the Grey Partridge using behavioural studies14. Tom P. Moorhouse, Merryl Gelling and David W. Macdonald: Water vole restoration in the Upper Thames15. Tom Moorhouse, David W. Macdonald, Rob Strachan and Xavier Lambin: What does conservation research do, when should it stop, and what do we do then? Questions answered with water voles.16. Christopher J. Sandom and David W. Macdonald: What next? Rewilding as a radical future for the British countrysideVolume 2: Conflict in the countryside1. David W. Macdonald, Eva M. Raebel, Chris Newman and Ruth E. Feber: War or Peace: farming and wildlife2. David W. Macdonald, Patrick Doncaster, Malcolm Newdick, Heribert Hofer, Fiona Mathews, Paul J. Johnson: Foxes in the landscape: ecology and sociology3. David W. Macdonald and Paul J. Johnson: Foxes in the landscape: hunting, control and economics4. David W. Macdonald, Chris Newman and Christina D. Buesching: Badgers in the rural landscape: conservation paragon or farmland pariah: lessons from the Wytham Badger Project5. David W. Macdonald, Rosie Woodroffe and Philip Riordan: Badgers and Bovine Tuberculosis: beyond perturbation to life cycle analysis6. David W. Macdonald, Lauren A. Harrington, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi, Mike D. Thom, Joanna Bagniewska: Biology, ecology and reproduction of American mink Neovison vison on lowland farmland7. Lauren A. Harrington and David W. Macdonald: Riparian mustelids in the Upper Thames: a case of alien invasives versus native competitors8. Tom P. Moorhouse and David W. Macdonald: Crayfish management in the Upper Thames9. Alan Larkman, Ruth E. Feber, Ian Newton and David W. Macdonald: Population trends in large and small resident, seed-eating farmland bird species in Britain since 196610. Eduardo Arraut, David W. Macdonald and Robert E. Kenward: In the wake of buzzards: from modelling to conservation and management in a changing landscape11. David W. Macdonald, Manuel Berdoy and Joanne P. Webster: Brown rats on farmland: ecological citizens or subsidised carpet-baggers?12. Sandra E. Baker and David W. Macdonald: Moles on farmland: making mountains out of molehills?13. Sandra E. Baker and David W. Macdonald: Managing wildlife humanely with learned food aversions14. Philip Riordan, Paul Johnson, Eva Raebel, Ruth E. Feber and David W. Macdonald: From science to practice: delivering conservation across the landscape15. Christina D. Buesching, Eleanor M. Slade, Chris Newman, Terhi Riutta, Philip Riordan and David W. Macdonald: Many Hands Make Light Work - But Do They? A Critical Evaluation of Citizen Science