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Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture

Author(s): Emily Hastings

Virginia Commonwealth University

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Biodiversity is decreasing rapidly each year and agriculture is a large contributor. In order to minimize biodiversity loss, we must study how local and landscape management in agriculture impact different species in different ways. With this…

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Biodiversity is decreasing rapidly each year and agriculture is a large contributor. In order to minimize biodiversity loss, we must study how local and landscape management in agriculture impact different species in different ways. With this knowledge, policy makers and planners can create strategies to protect biodiversity in the most effective ways as possible.

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The purpose of this lesson is to understand the impact of agriculture on biodiversity and how a multi-scale approach for conservation is needed to minimize biodiversity loss. In order to understand the need for multi-scaled conservation approaches, we will conduct a meta-analysis using the R programming language from data obtained from an agricultural scientific study. Students will recreate a portion of the analysis by running linear models and linear mixed models with random effects to determine the effect of local management intensity and landscape complexity on species richness for different taxonomic groups.

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