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Communication dans un congrès

The mosaic of cropping systems: a hidden part of agricultural landscapes heterogeneity

Abstract : Although the mosaic landscape model has replaced the patch/ matrix model in landscape ecology over time, the diversity of agricultural landscapes is still poorly described; the main focus is still on perennial vegetation. Crop diversity is barely considered; the diversity of production systems is, at best, defined as “conventional” versus “organic” in most instances. Cropping systems result from agronomical constraints that depend on: the crops themselves; the bio-physical environment; and material and human means. They may vary widely between and within farms; thus the crop mosaic may exhibit a high diversity in the pattern of cropping systems. For species that inhabit fields and surroundings, and for species that spread out of fields, this crop management diversity, produces a hidden heterogeneity of landscape suitability and permeability. Moreover the dynamics of crop mosaics frequently create a spatial rearrangement of habitat amount and connectivity. We review the literature on these topics and propose means to integrate farming practices into the analytical framework of landscape ecology.
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  • HAL Id : hal-02818276, version 1
  • PRODINRA : 21242


Chloé Vasseur, Alexandre Joannon, Françoise Burel, Camille Goffi, Jean Marc Meynard, et al.. The mosaic of cropping systems: a hidden part of agricultural landscapes heterogeneity. 15. annual IALE-UK Conference. Landscape Ecology and Conservation, Sep 2008, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ⟨hal-02818276⟩



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