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Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation: A collection of CEE Evidence Syntheses

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This collection in Environmental Evidence features evidence syntheses, conducted to CEE standards, covering human impacts or effectiveness of interventions relating to interactions between agriculture and biodiversity conservation.

All manuscripts published in this collection met the journal’s standard editorial criteria for assessment, relevance, and peer review, and underwent the journal’s standard peer review process. They were handled by the journal Editors and Editor-in-Chief. 

  1. Hundreds of studies on environmental effects of genetically modified (GM) crops became available over the past 25 years. For maize producing insecticidal proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), potential adver...

    Authors: Michael Meissle, Steven E. Naranjo and Jörg Romeis
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2022 11:21

    The Data note to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2022 15:199

  2. Biodiversity loss, partly due to intensification of agriculture, has become a global issue. In this context, fruit producers have been looking for nature-friendly production methods. By reducing intensive pest...

    Authors: Markus van der Meer, Sonja Kay, Gisela Lüscher and Philippe Jeanneret
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2020 9:2
  3. Agriculture can have substantial negative impacts on the environment. The establishment and management of vegetated strips adjacent to farmed fields (including various field margins, buffer strips and hedgerow...

    Authors: Neal R. Haddaway, Colin Brown, Jacqui Eales, Sönke Eggers, Jonas Josefsson, Brian Kronvang, Nicola P. Randall and Jaana Uusi-Kämppä
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2018 7:14

    The Systematic Map Protocol to this article has been published in Environmental Evidence 2016 5:18

  4. An extensive body of evidence in the field of agro-ecology claims to show the positive effects that maintenance of ecosystem services can have on meeting future food demand by making farms more sustainable, pr...

    Authors: Jessica P. R. Thorn, Rachel Friedman, David Benz, Kathy J. Willis and Gillian Petrokofsky
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:13

    The Systematic Review Protocol to this article has been published in Environmental Evidence 2015 4:11

  5. During the past decade there has been a growing interest in bioenergy, driven by concerns about global climate change, growing energy demand, and depleting fossil fuel reserves. The predicted rise in biofuel d...

    Authors: Sini Savilaakso, Claude Garcia, John Garcia-Ulloa, Jaboury Ghazoul, Martha Groom, Manuel R Guariguata, Yves Laumonier, Robert Nasi, Gillian Petrokofsky, Jake Snaddon and Michal Zrust
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:4

    The Systematic Review Protocol to this article has been published in Environmental Evidence 2013 2:17

  6. Meadows are regularly mown in order to provide fodder or litter for livestock and to prevent vegetation succession. However, the time of year at which meadows should be first mown in order to maximize biologic...

    Authors: Jean-Yves Humbert, Jérôme Pellet, Pierrick Buri and Raphaël Arlettaz
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2012 1:9