Profitability, biodiversity and ecosystem services of agroforestry at landscape scale
This Deliverable (which forms part of work-package 7 within the AGFORWARD project) contains seven papers examining the effect of agroforestry on profitability, biodiversity and ecosystem services at a landscape scale. The studies encompass a wide range of sites and approaches.
A version of the report, including the seven papers, has been submitted to the European Commission. However, as of December 2017, only one of the studies has been published as peer-reviewed scientific paper. The report on this website briefly describes the seven studies and includes a version of the published paper. The plan is that the remaining papers will be added once they have been peer-reviewed and accepted.
The paper led by Sonja Kay modelled regulating and provisioning ecosystem services across six landscapes in Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Landscapes dominated by agroforestry were predicted to show lower nitrate leaching, soil loss and higher carbon sequestration and storage, than landscapes not dominated by agroforestry.
Roces-Días, J.V., Kay, S., Fagerholm, N., Hartel, T., Graves, A., Burgess, P.J., Plieninger, T., Herzog, F. (2017). Profitability, biodiversity and ecosystem services of agroforestry at landscape scale. Deliverable 7.21 (7.3): Profitability, biodiversity and ecosystem services of agroforestry at landscape scale. AGFORWARD project 613520 (31 December 2017). 29 pp.