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A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production
(American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2019-10-16)
Human land use threatens global biodiversity and compromises multiple ecosystem functions critical to food production. Whether crop yield-related ecosystem services can be maintained by a few dominant species or rely on ...
Habitat manipulation to mitigate the impacts of invasive arthropod pests
Exotic invaders are some of the most serious insect pests of agricultural crops around the globe. Increasingly, the structure of landscape and habitat is recognized as having a major influence on both insect pests and their ...
Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition
(National Academy of Sciences, 2018-08-14)
The idea that noncrop habitat enhances pest control and represents a win–win opportunity to conserve biodiversity and bolster yields has emerged as an agroecological paradigm. However, while noncrop habitat in landscapes ...