Does plant diversity benefit agroecosystems? A synthetic review.

  title={Does plant diversity benefit agroecosystems? A synthetic review.},
  author={D. Letourneau and I. Armbrecht and Beatriz Salguero Rivera and J. M. Lerma and E. J. Carmona and M. Daza and Selene Escobar and V{\'i}ctor Galindo and C. Guti{\'e}rrez and S. D. L{\'o}pez and J. Mej{\'i}a and Aleyda Maritza Acosta Rangel and Janine Herrera Rangel and L. Rivera and C. A. Saavedra and A. M. Torres and A. R. Trujillo},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  volume={21 1},
  • D. Letourneau, I. Armbrecht, +14 authors A. R. Trujillo
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America
  • Predictive theory on how plant diversity promotes herbivore suppression through movement patterns, host associations, and predation promises a potential alternative to pesticide-intensive monoculture crop production. We used meta-analysis on 552 experiments in 45 articles published over the last 10 years to test if plant diversification schemes reduce herbivores and/or increase the natural enemies of herbivores as predicted by associational resistance hypotheses, the enemies hypothesis, and… CONTINUE READING
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