Organic agriculture promotes evenness and natural pest control

  title={Organic agriculture promotes evenness and natural pest control},
  author={David W. Crowder and Tobin D. Northfield and Michael R. Strand and William E. Snyder},
Human activity can degrade ecosystem function by reducing species number (richness) and by skewing the relative abundance of species (evenness). Conservation efforts often focus on restoring or maintaining species number, reflecting the well-known impacts of richness on many ecological processes. In contrast, the ecological effects of disrupted evenness have received far less attention, and developing strategies for restoring evenness remains a conceptual challenge. In farmlands, agricultural… 
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