Functional connectivity and anthropogenic effects in agriculture landscapes: a case study in Brazilian Cerrado - Brazil

Landscapes in the Anthropocene are dominated by agroecosystems and, although they can provide resources for biodiversity, most landscape ecology studies overlook agroecosystems importance for conservation. However, understanding the influence of agroecosystems on biodiversity requires measure specific variables and performs complex analyses that demand a planning system which is still lacking. In this project, we combine concepts focused on agricultural landscapes, providing a framework to deal with these elements in landscape ecology to analyse biodiversity and ecosystem services dynamics through time. We consider the spatial and temporal characteristics of agroecosystems in a multi-taxa perspective, pointing out the role of structural, functional and temporal heterogeneity, functional connectivity, habitat quality, and habitat/matrix edge influence in biodiversity. Additionally, we account for the effects of farmers’ choices, external drivers, such as technical constraints, bank loan requirements, public policies, and market as important regulators of the dynamics of agroecosystems.

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Metadata Access
Creator Rosane Collevatti
Publisher Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe
Contributor DEIMS-SDR Site and Dataset registry
Publication Year 2018
Rights No conditions apply to access and use; no limitations to public access
OpenAccess true
Language English
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Discipline Environmental Monitoring
Spatial Coverage (-48.705W, -16.601S, -48.704E, -16.600N)