Vulnerability of Ecosystem Services in Farmland Depends on Landscape Management

  • Jacqueline LoosEmail author
  • Péter Batáry
  • Ingo Grass
  • Catrin Westphal
  • Svenja Bänsch
  • Aliette Bosem Baillod
  • Annika L. Hass
  • Julia Rosa
  • Teja Tscharntke


Forty-four percent of Europe’s terrestrial surface is covered with agricultural land. Thus, agriculture strongly influences Europe’s environment, including ecological functions and processes.


Agricultural intensification Biodiversity Landscape heterogeneity Landscape complexity Landscape composition Landscape configuration Pollination Pest control Semi-natural habitat Spatial scale 



Aliette Bosem Baillod was supported by a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Svenja Bänsch acknowledges her scholarship by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) and Péter Batáry was funded through the DFG (BA 4438/2-1) and by the Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme of Hungary (GINOP-2.3.2-15-2016-00019). Aliette Bosem Baillod and Annika Hass were supported by the ERA-Net BiodivERsA project “FarmLand” funded by the BMBF (German Ministry of Research and Education, FKZ: 01LC1104A).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacqueline Loos
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Péter Batáry
    • 3
    • 4
  • Ingo Grass
    • 3
  • Catrin Westphal
    • 3
  • Svenja Bänsch
    • 3
  • Aliette Bosem Baillod
    • 3
    • 5
  • Annika L. Hass
    • 3
  • Julia Rosa
    • 3
  • Teja Tscharntke
    • 3
  1. 1.Agroecology, Department of Crop SciencesGeorg-August University of GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Ecology, Faculty of Sustainability ScienceLeuphana UniversityLüneburgGermany
  3. 3.Agroecology, Department of Crop SciencesUniversity of GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  4. 4.Landscape and Conservation Ecology Research GroupMTA Centre for Ecological ResearchTihanyHungary
  5. 5.Agricultural Landscapes and Biodiversity Group, Research Station Agroscope Reckenholz-Taenikon ARTZürichSwitzerland

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