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Obstacles to integrated pest management adoption in developing countries
Significance Integrated pest management (IPM) has been the dominant crop protection paradigm promoted globally since the 1960s. However, its adoption by developing country farmers is surprisinglyExpand
Predicting richness effects on ecosystem function in natural communities: insights from high-elevation streams.
. Despite the increased complexity of experimental and theoretical studies on the biodiversity-ecosystem functioning (B-EF) relationship, a major challenge is to demonstrate whether the observedExpand
Crop damage increases with pest species diversity: evidence from potato tuber moths in the tropical Andes
Summary 1. Insect pests in agricultural systems are one of the major causes of damage to crop production and storage worldwide. However, the study of the effect of multiple pests on agriculturalExpand
Modeling invasive species spread in complex landscapes: the case of potato moth in Ecuador
Tropical mountains have a long history of human occupation, and although vulnerable to biological invasions, have received minimal attention in the literature. Understanding invasive pest dynamics inExpand
Global patterns and drivers of ecosystem functioning in rivers and riparian zones
An experiment in >1000 river and riparian sites found spatial patterns and controls of carbon processing at the global scale. River ecosystems receive and process vast quantities of terrestrialExpand
Effects of agricultural landscapes and land uses in highly biodiverse tropical streams of the Ecuadorian Choco
ABSTRACT The ecosystem-level consequences of agricultural land use in Neotropical forests have not been fully studied. In areas like the Choco-Darien, conflict exists between the conservation ofExpand
Short title : Obstacles to IPM adoption in developing countries
Despite its theoretical prominence and sound principles, integrated pest management (IPM) continues to suffer from anemic adoption rates in developing countries. To shed light on the reasons, weExpand
Agent-Based Modeling of Human-Induced Spread of Invasive Species in Agricultural Landscapes: Insights from the Potato Moth in Ecuador
Agent-based models are ideal tools to deal with the complexity of pest invasion throughout agricultural socio-ecological systems, yet very few studies have applied them in such context. Expand
Changes in the distribution of multispecies pest assemblages affect levels of crop damage in warming tropical Andes.
Climate induced species range shifts might create novel interactions among species that may outweigh direct climatic effects. In an agricultural context, climate change might alter the intensity ofExpand
Modeling temperature-dependent survival with small datasets: insights from tropical mountain agricultural pests.
Many regions are increasingly threatened by agricultural pests but suffer from a lack of data that hampers the development of adequate population dynamics models that could contribute to pestExpand