Manmade ecosystems provide a variety of resources that have strong economic values. We assessed the importance of 37 farm ponds for the biodiversity of Odonata in an agricultural landscape lacking natural wetlands in southwestern France. Farm ponds captured 40% of the regional species pool, including both common and rare species. The species assemblages were not correlated with pond use (e.g., cattle watering, duck farming, etc.) or to landscape variable. Species richness was correlated with pond area, suggesting that community diversity was primarily driven by autoecological processes. Farm ponds thus made a positive contribution to the maintenance of aquatic biodiversity. This added value for biodiversity should be considered when calculating the costs and benefits of constructing water bodies for human activities.

Ruggiero, A., Cereghino, R., Figuerola, J., Marty, P., & Angelibert, S. (2008). Farm ponds make a contribution to the biodiversity of aquatic insects in a French agricultural landscape. COMPTES RENDUS BIOLOGIES, 331(4), 298-308 [10.1016/j.crvi.2008.01.009].

Farm ponds make a contribution to the biodiversity of aquatic insects in a French agricultural landscape

RUGGIERO, ANTONIO;
2008

Abstract

Manmade ecosystems provide a variety of resources that have strong economic values. We assessed the importance of 37 farm ponds for the biodiversity of Odonata in an agricultural landscape lacking natural wetlands in southwestern France. Farm ponds captured 40% of the regional species pool, including both common and rare species. The species assemblages were not correlated with pond use (e.g., cattle watering, duck farming, etc.) or to landscape variable. Species richness was correlated with pond area, suggesting that community diversity was primarily driven by autoecological processes. Farm ponds thus made a positive contribution to the maintenance of aquatic biodiversity. This added value for biodiversity should be considered when calculating the costs and benefits of constructing water bodies for human activities.
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English
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agriculture; ecosystem services; general linear modelling; odonata; ponds; self-organizing maps; species richness
Ruggiero, A., Cereghino, R., Figuerola, J., Marty, P., & Angelibert, S. (2008). Farm ponds make a contribution to the biodiversity of aquatic insects in a French agricultural landscape. COMPTES RENDUS BIOLOGIES, 331(4), 298-308 [10.1016/j.crvi.2008.01.009].
Ruggiero, A; Cereghino, R; Figuerola, J; Marty, P; Angelibert, S
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