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Evidence on the environmental impacts of farm land abandonment in high altitude/mountain regions: a systematic map

Haddaway, N.R and Styles, D. and Pullin, A.S. (2014) Evidence on the environmental impacts of farm land abandonment in high altitude/mountain regions: a systematic map. Environmental Evidence, 3 (17). DOI: 10.1186/2047-2382-3-17

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Abstract

Many ecosystems have developed in the presence of agriculture and cessation of management resulting from land abandonment can have significant ecological impacts. Around 56 percent of the utilised agricultural area of the European Union is classified as �less-favourable areas� and much of this is mountainous. The small-scale and extensively managed farmlands that are common in mountain areas are particularly vulnerable to marginalisation and abandonment. We conducted the first systematic global mapping of evidence to inform stakeholders and policy makers of the potential impacts of farm land abandonment in mountain areas

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Natural Sciences > School of Ocean Sciences
College of Natural Sciences > School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 16:27
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 02:55
ISSN: 2047-2382
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/179
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1186/2047-2382-3-17
Publisher: Biomed Central
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