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Do Farm Management Practices Alter Soil Biodiversity And Ecosystem Function? Implications For Sustainable Land Management - SP08012

Description
Review the existing literature to:
- detail the direct and indirect functions of below-ground biological activity and link this, where possible, to species richness and overall below-ground biodiversity;
- draw together and critically review the evidence of the impacts of land management practices on species diversity and function.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Final report   (620k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2006

Cost: £5,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
English Nature
Keywords
Agricultural Land              
Environmental Protection              
Land              
Organic Farming              
Soil              
Fields of Study
Soil Protection