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Data from: Artificial agri-environment scheme ponds do not replicate natural environments despite higher aquatic and terrestrial invertebrate richness and abundance

Marina Reyne, Myles Nolan, Harry McGuiggan, Aureli Aubry, Mark Emmerson, Ferdia Marnell & Neil Reid
1. Farmland ponds are a highly threatened freshwater habitat which has undergone dramatic losses during the last 200 years due to land drainage schemes and agricultural intensification. Agri-environment schemes (AES) incentivise farmers to adopt farming methods to benefit biodiversity, yet there are a paucity of data evaluating the success of artificially created AES ponds as analogues of natural ponds in an attempt to recreate lost environments. 2. We examined variation in environmental parameters and aquatic...

Data from: Local-scale tree and shrub diversity improves pollination services to shea trees in tropical West African parklands

Aoife Delaney, Assita Dembele, Issa Nombre, Franck Gnane Lirasse, Elaine Marshall, Adama Nana, Juliet Vickery, Cath Tayleur & Jane Stout
Shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) trees bear fruit and seeds of considerable economic, nutritional and cultural value in the African Sudano-Sahelian zone. In much of West Africa, shea exists within an agroforestry system referred to as “Parkland”, where social changes, including migration, have resulted in expanding areas of crop cultivation, reductions in both the area of fallow land and the duration of fallow periods, and reduced diversity of habitats and woody species. Shea benefits strongly from pollination...

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  • Queen's University Belfast
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  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
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  • BirdLife International
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  • Trinity College Dublin
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  • Agri Food and Biosciences Institute
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