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Significance and value of non-traded ecosystem services on farmland

Sandhu, Harpinder; Wratten, Steve; Costanza, Robert; Pretty, Jules; Porter, John R.; Reganold, John

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Background. Ecosystem services (ES) generated within agricultural landscapes, including field boundaries, are vital for the sustainable supply of food and fibre. However, the value of ES in agriculture has not been quantified experimentally and then extrapolated globally. Methods. We quantified the economic value of two key but contrasting ES (biological control of pests and nitrogen mineralisation) provided by non-traded non-crop species in ten organic and ten conventional arable fields in New...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-02-17
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/14398
Source: PeerJ
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.762

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