publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

Effects of golf courses on local biodiversity

Gange, A.C.; Tanner, R.A.;
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  • Published: 28 Mar 2005 Journal: Landscape and Urban Planning, volume 71, pages 137-146 (issn: 0169-2046, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
There are approximately 2600 golf courses in the UK, occupying 0.7% of the total land cover. However, it is unknown whether these represent a significant resource, in terms of biodiversity conservation, or if they are significantly less diverse than the surrounding habitats.<br /> <br /> The diversity of vegetation (tree and herbaceous species) and three indicator taxa (birds, ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) and bumblebees (Hymenoptera, Apidae)) was studied on nine golf courses and nine adjacent habitats (from which the golf course had been created) in Surrey, UK. Two main objectives were addressed: (1) to determine if golf courses support a higher divers...
free text keywords: Ecology, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Nature and Landscape Conservation, Golf courses; Conservation; Carabid beetles; Birds; Bumblebees; Biodiversity, Faculty of Science\Biological Science
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