Farmland conservation

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This book is meant as a guide to the evidence available for different conservation interventions and as a starting point in assessing their effectiveness. The assessments are based on the available evidence for the target group of species for each intervention. The assessment may therefore refer to different species or habitat to the one(s) you are considering. Before making any decisions about implementing interventions it is vital that you read the more detailed accounts of the evidence in order to assess their relevance for your study species or system.
Full details of the evidence are available at
There may also be significant negative side-effects on the target groups or other species or communities that have not been identified in this assessment.
A lack of evidence means that we have been unable to assess whether or not an intervention is effective or has any harmful impacts.


  • Lynn V. Dicks
  • Joscelyne E. Ashpole
  • Juliana Dänhardt
  • Katy James
  • Annelie Jönsson
  • Nicola P. Randall
  • David A. Showler
  • Rebecca K. Smith
  • Susan Turpie
  • David R. Williams
  • William J. Sutherland
External organisations
  • University of Cambridge
  • Harper Adams University
  • Scottish Government
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Ecology
  • Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhat works in conservation
EditorsWilliam J. Sutherland, Lynn V. Dicks, Nancy Ockendon, Rebecca K. Smith
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherOpen Book Publishers
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-78374-159-5, 978-1-78374-160-1, 978-1-78374-161-8
ISBN (Print) 978-1-78374-157-1, 978-1-78374-158-8
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch

Related research output

Dicks, L. V., Ashpole, J. E., Juliana Dänhardt, James, K., Jönsson, A., Randell, N., Showler, D. A., Smith, R. K., Turpie, S., Williams, D. & Sutherland, W. J., 2014, Exeter: Pelagic Publishing. 466 p.

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