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Bird communities in African cocoa agroforestry are diverse but lack specialized insectivores.

Published online: 17 Jun 2021

Authors: Jarrett, C. & Smith, T. B. & Claire, T. T. R. & Ferreira, D. F. & Tchoumbou, M. & Elikwo, M. N. F. & Wolfe, J. & Brzeski, K. & Welch, A. J. & Hanna, R. & Powell, L. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Forests are being converted to agriculture throughout the Afrotropics, driving declines in sensitive rainforest taxa such as understorey birds. The on...

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Seasonal differences in abundance and distribution of cocoa-pollinating midges in relation to flowering and fruit set between shaded and sunny habitats of the La Lola Cocoa Farm in Costa Rica.

Published online: 28 Jun 1988

Authors: Young, A. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The distribution and abundance of adults, larvae and pupae of ceratopogonid midges in shaded and sunny habitats was investigated in relation to phenol...

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Cocoa agroforest multifunctionality and soil fertility explained by shade tree litter traits.

Published online: 28 Jul 2020

Authors: Sauvadet, M. & Saj, S. & Freschet, G. T. & Essobo, J. D. & Enock, S. & Becquer, T. & Tixier, P. & Harmand, J. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Manipulating plant functional diversity to improve agroecosystem multifunctionality is a central challenge of agricultural systems world-wide. In coco...

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Effects of shade cover and availability of midge breeding sites on pollinating midge populations and fruit set in two cocoa farms.

Published online: 27 Nov 1985

Authors: Young, A. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Rotten banana stems provide breeding sites for Forcipomyia spp.

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The ineffectiveness of the stingless bee Trigona jaty (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponinae) as a pollinator of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.).

Published online: 01 Jan 1982

Authors: Young, A. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In a cocoa plantation in Costa Rica, T. jaty was a common visitor to the flowers; on 70% of observed visits, the bees collected pollen. However, fruit...

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An integrating photometer for measuring light penetration through cocoa canopies.

Published online: 01 Jan 1974

Authors: King, A. B. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

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Population dynamics of Characoma stictigrapta Hmps. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), on cocoa in Ghana.

Published online: 01 Jan 1976

Authors: Akotoye, N. A. K. & Kumar, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Studies were carried out in Ghana on the population dynamics of larvae of Characoma stictigrapta Hmps., a pest of the pods and leaves of cacao. Larvae...

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Modelling reinfection of replanted cocoa by swollen shoot virus in pandemically diseased areas.

Published online: 09 Mar 1995

Authors: Jeger, M. J. & Thresh, J. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Reinfection of healthy replanted cocoa by cacao swollen shoot badnavirus, was modelled. Much of the spread of disease in pandemically diseased areas s...

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The influence of ants and ant manipulation on the cocoa farm fauna.

Published online: 01 Jan 1976

Authors: Majer, J. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Certain species of dominant ants were selectively eliminated from different subplots in order to elucidate the influence of ants and other factors on ...

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Agroforestry is more productive than monoculture, and organic agroforestry is competitive with its conventional counterpart.

Published online: 17 Oct 2018

Authors: Andres, C. & Schneider, M. & Trujillo, G. & Alcon, F. & Amurrio, P. & Perez, E. & Weibel, F. & Milz, J.

Content type: Bulletin article; Conference paper

Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) is produced in monocultures (MONO) or agroforests (AF). Farmers have to decide between two strategies: short-term (rapid in...

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