1s3: The impact of agricultural practices on the biodiversity of agroecosystems: a literature review
Biodiversity is suffering from an intense and accelerating loss worldwide. The role of agriculture in this is highly relevant, with it affecting biodiversity through its expansion to natural areas or with its intensification. Agriculture, however, remains an essential activity for human existence and with a growing population in the next years, its production and system needs to be improved to be able to support this increasing demand. Balancing increase or maintenance of production levels in agriculture with biodiversity require understanding how agricultural practices affect the biodiversity of agroecosystems. In this study we have conducted a systematic literature review on the impacts of two major groups; aboveground arthropods, represented by bees, wasps and ants and belowground organisms, represented by nematodes, earthworms, bacteria and fungi.
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