Proximity to forest mediates trade-offs between yields and biodiversity of birds in oil palm smallholdings

Keith C Hamer, Michael A Sasu, Linda Ofosuhene, Rebecca Asare, Benjamin Ossom, Catherine L Parr, Sarah A Scriven, Winston Asante, Rosemary Addico & Jane K Hill
There is much debate about how best to mitigate the effects of agricultural expansion on biodiversity, especially in the tropics. Recent studies have emphasised that proximity to natural habitats can enhance farmland biodiversity, yet few studies have examined whether or not such proximity mediates local trade-offs between yields and biodiversity, and hence alters conclusions about the ecological benefits of alternative farming strategies. Here we examine yield-biodiversity trade-offs, focusing on birds in oil palm smallholdings at...

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