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A Swiss agri-environment scheme effectively enhances species richness for some taxa over time
 

Summary: A Swiss agri-environment scheme effectively enhances
species richness for some taxa over time
Tobias Roth a,b,c,*, Valentin Amrhein b,c
, Beatrice Peter d
, Darius Weber a
a
Hintermann & Weber AG, Austrasse 2a, 4153 Reinach, Switzerland
b
Research Station Petite Camargue Alsacienne, Rue de la Pisciculture, 68300 Saint-Louis, France
c
Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Vesalgasse 1, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
d
Agrofutura, Ackerstrasse, 5070 Frick, Switzerland
Received 29 June 2007; received in revised form 3 December 2007; accepted 21 December 2007
Available online 4 March 2008
Abstract
The effectiveness of agri-environment schemes (AESs) in promoting biodiversity was recently debated. One reason for limited
effectiveness of AESs may be their application to small and scattered patches of land. This study presents the evaluation of a scheme
adopted by the canton of Aargau, Switzerland, which seems to be unique in its consequent focus on entire farms, aiming at increasing quality
and quantity of ecological compensated areas (ECAs). In vascular plants and snails, the species richness increased during a period of 5 years

  

Source: Amrhein, Valentin - Zoologisches Institut, Universitšt Basel

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology