Interactive effects of landscape context constrain the effectiveness of local agri-environmental management (pages 695–705)
Elena D. Concepción, Mario Díaz, David Kleijn, András Báldi, Péter Batáry, Yann Clough, Doreen Gabriel, Felix Herzog, Andrea Holzschuh, Eva Knop, E. Jon P. Marshall, Teja Tscharntke and Jort Verhulst
Article first published online: 26 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02131.x
We used models to investigate how and why effects of local management intensity on species richness vary along wide gradients of landscape complexity. We conclude that landscape-scale management options should take priority over local extensification measures within agri-environmental programmes. These programmes should follow a hierarchical multi-scale approach directed to address landscape-scale constraints on local diversity.