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dc.contributor.authorPekin, Burak K.
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-28T20:55:39Z
dc.date.available2020-08-28T20:55:39Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn1523-1739
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/cobi.12103
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12634/639
dc.description.abstract…I assessed the effects of a major component of agricultural intensification, agricultural chemical use, and land-cover and climatic variables on butterfly diversity across 81 provinces in Turkey, where agriculture is practiced extensively but with varying degrees of intensity…. Although overall butterfly richness was primarily explained by climatic and land-cover variables, such as the area of natural vegetation cover, threatened butterfly richness and the relative number of threatened butterfly species decreased substantially as the proportion of agricultural households using pesticides increased. These findings suggest that widespread use of agricultural chemicals, or other components of agricultural intensification that may be collinear with pesticide use, pose an imminent threat to the biodiversity of Turkey.…
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cobi.12103
dc.rights© 2013 Society for Conservation Biology
dc.subjectBUTTERFLIES
dc.subjectAGRICULTURE
dc.subjectINSECTICIDES
dc.subjectBIODIVERSITY
dc.subjectTURKEY
dc.titleEffect of widespread agricultural chemical use on butterfly diversity across Turkish provinces
dc.typeArticle
dc.source.journaltitleConservation Biology
dc.source.volume27
dc.source.issue6
dc.source.beginpage1439
dc.source.endpage1448
html.description.abstract…I assessed the effects of a major component of agricultural intensification, agricultural chemical use, and land-cover and climatic variables on butterfly diversity across 81 provinces in Turkey, where agriculture is practiced extensively but with varying degrees of intensity…. Although overall butterfly richness was primarily explained by climatic and land-cover variables, such as the area of natural vegetation cover, threatened butterfly richness and the relative number of threatened butterfly species decreased substantially as the proportion of agricultural households using pesticides increased. These findings suggest that widespread use of agricultural chemicals, or other components of agricultural intensification that may be collinear with pesticide use, pose an imminent threat to the biodiversity of Turkey.…


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