This ESPA study is exploring the effects of landscape diversity on the provision of key ecosystem services that support agriculture - such as pest regulation and pollination - and how those effects are channelled to human welfare and poverty reduction outcomes. Working in China, the results show how a range of land uses contribute to maintaining populations of the natural insect predators of aphids and other crop pests, and suggest that policies encouraging farmers to account for the human health and environmental costs of insecticides...
Contact Email Addressmdh@soton.ac.uk
OrganisationUniversity of Southampton
DepartmentFaculty of Engineering and the Environment
Publication in Relevant Areas
Rogers HM, Glew L., Honzak , Hudson M.D., (2010). "Prioritizing key biodiversity areas in Madagascar by including data on human pressure and ecosystem services.." In press and available online in Landscape and Urban Planning 96, 48-56 . Wood PJ, Hudson M. D., Doncaster CP, (2009). "Impact of egg harvesting on the breeding success of the black-headed gull, Larus ridibundus." Acta Oecologica, 35, (1), 83-93. Glew L., Hudson M.D., (2007). "Gorillas in the midst: the impact of armed conflict on the conservation of protected areas in sub-Saharan Africa." 2007 Oryx 41(2),140-150. Hammond R.A., Hudson M.D., (2007). "Environmental management of UK golf courses for biodiversity- attitudes and actions.." Landscape and Urban Planning, 83, 127-136. Johnson KL, Raybould A.F, Hudson M. D., Poppy G.M., (2007). "How does scientific risk assessment of GM crops fit within the wider risk analysis?." Trends in Plant Science Trends in Plant Science, Volume 12, Issue 1, January 2007, Pages 1-5.
Countries of Research Interest
Madagascar, Kenya, Malawi, Colombia, UK