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Organic agriculture promotes evenness and natural pest control
The argument that rejuvenation of ecosystem function requires restoration of species evenness, rather than just richness, is strengthened, as organic farming potentially offers a means of returning functional evenness to ecosystems.
Spatiotemporal Patterns and Dispersal of Stink Bugs (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in Peanut-Cotton Farmscapes
- P. G. Tillman, T. Northfield, R. Mizell, T. C. Riddle
- Biology, MedicineEnvironmental entomology
- 30 July 2009
An understanding of farmscape ecology of stink bugs and their natural enemies is necessary to strategically place, in time and space, biologically based management strategies that control stink bug populations while conserving natural enemies and the environment and reducing off-farm inputs.
Increased pollinator habitat enhances cacao fruit set and predator conservation.
- Samantha J. Forbes, T. Northfield
- Environmental ScienceEcological applications : a publication of the…
- 1 April 2017
A win-win relationship between agricultural production and biological conservation, whereby agricultural practices to support vital pollinators and pollination services can increase production as well as support species conservation is exemplified.
Coevolution and the Effects of Climate Change on Interacting Species
The effects on survival of species-species interaction in the face of a changing climate depend on whether the species' interests are conflicting or non-conflicting.
Niche engineering reveals complementary resource use.
- Jacob T. Gable, D. Crowder, T. Northfield, S. Steffan, W. E. Snyder
- Environmental ScienceEcology
- 1 September 2012
This study provides direct evidence for a causative relationship between niche differentiation and increased resource consumption by diverse communities, as revealed by ecological engineers that homogenize the foraging environment.
Behavioral Model for Homalodisca vitripennis (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae): Optimization of Host Plant Utilization and Management Implications
- R. Mizell, C. Tipping, P. Andersen, B. Brodbeck, W. Hunter, T. Northfield
- BiologyEnvironmental entomology
- 1 October 2008
A conceptual model is provided that integrates behavior, life history strategies, and their associated risks with the nutritional requirements of adult and nymphal stages of H. vitripennis and identifies and supports the development of suppression strategies for X. fastidiosa aimed at reducing vector populations through habitat manipulation.
Does Biodiversity-Ecosystem Function Literature Neglect Tropical Ecosystems?
Niche saturation reveals resource partitioning among consumers.
- T. Northfield, Gretchen B. Snyder, A. Ives, W. E. Snyder
- Environmental ScienceEcology Letters
- 1 March 2010
It is demonstrated that resource partitioning rather than facilitation provides the better explanation for the observed differences in resource use between simple and diverse communities.
Annual Cycles of Frankliniella spp. (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Thrips Abundance on North Florida Uncultivated Reproductive Hosts: Predicting Possible Sources of Pest Outbreaks
Abstract Frankliniella spp. (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) thrips damage a variety of crops, feed on a broad range of hosts, and often migrate into cropping systems from adjacent vegetation. To determine…
Within plant interspecific competition does not limit the highly invasive thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis in Florida
Although invaded ecosystems are often examined, few have studied areas in which an invasive species has failed to successfully invade.