FARM-ECOS (Farming and Natural Resources: Measures for Ecological Sustainability
DAFM, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
TCD, NUIG, GMIT, Teagasc
This project will identify and outline the evidence base for novel, cost-effective measures to protect and enhance farmland biodiversity. Identified measures will increase habitat quantity, enhance habitat quality and improve ecological connectivity, from the farm to landscape scale. Measures will thus help halt biodiversity loss and enhance the provision of ecosystem services.
DCU is leading task 5, Assessing ecosystem health and delivery of selected ecosystem services of farm habitats, using soil parameters. The objective of this task is to determine how habitat quantity and quality influences soil quality and nutrient composition, and delivery of selected ecosystem services.