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Data from: Do agri-environment schemes result in improved water quality?

John Iwan Jones, John F. Murphy, Steven G. Anthony, Amanda Arnold, John H. Blackburn, Chas P. Duerdoth, Adrianna Hawczak, Greg O. Hughes, James L. Pretty, Peter D. Scarlett, Richard D. Gooday, Yusheng S. Zhang, Laura E. Fawcett, Diane Simpson, Anthony W. B. Turner, Pamela S. Naden, James Skates & Peter M. Scarlett
Improved water quality, through a reduction in diffuse pollution from agricultural sources, is an expected benefit of agri-environment schemes, but this has yet to be demonstrated in practice. Here, we evaluate the impact of Welsh agri-environment schemes on water quality and freshwater ecosystem condition through a combined monitoring and modelling framework. To determine the influence of the agri-environment schemes on ecosystem condition, spatially independent catchments dominated by a single scheme (>40% of catchment) were compared...

Data from: Have Welsh agri-environment schemes delivered for focal species? Results from a comprehensive monitoring programme

Michael A. MacDonald, Ruth Angell, Trevor D. Dines, Stephen Dodd, Karen A. Haysom, Russel Hobson, Ian G. Johnstone, Vaughn Matthews, Anthony J. Morris, Rob Parry, Catharine H. Shellswell, James Skates, George M. Tordoff & Elizabeth M. Wilberforce
1. Agri-environment schemes (AES) have been criticised for being inadequately monitored and for not delivering the expected benefits to nature. Consequently, the Welsh Government funded a comprehensive programme of monitoring of Welsh AES, which took place between 2009 and 2012. The AES assessment focused primarily on Tir Gofal (which translates as “Land in Care”), but also included the Organic Farming Scheme, and monitoring focused on a range of taxa of conservation importance: arable plants, grassland...

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