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A functional diversity approach of crop sequences reveals that weed diversity and abundance show different responses to environmental variability.

Published online: 01 Sep 2020

Authors: Mahaut, L. & Gaba, S. & Fried, G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Combining several crop species and associated agricultural practices in a crop sequence has the potential to control weed abundance while promoting we...

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Deer-mediated ecosystem service versus disservice depends on forest management intensity.

Published online: 20 Jul 2020

Authors: Stokely, T. D. & Betts, M. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

1. As global terrestrial biodiversity declines via land-use change, society has placed increasing value on non-commercial species as providers of ecos...

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The influence of crop tiller density on the breeding performance of a cereal-nesting specialist.

Published online: 28 Sep 2016

Authors: Setchfield, R. P. & Peach, W. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In the pursuit of maximizing agricultural yields and profits, crop management under intensive agriculture has reduced the heterogeneity of crop sward ...

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Sustainable landscape, soil and crop management practices enhance biodiversity and yield in conventional cereal systems.

Published online: 27 Mar 2021

Authors: Redlich, S. & Martin, E. A. & Steffan-Dewenter, I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Input-driven, modern agriculture is commonly associated with large-scale threats to biodiversity, the disruption of ecosystem services and long-term r...

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Change in crop management strategies could double the maize yield in Africa.

Published online: 29 Nov 2017

Authors: Rezaei, E. E. & Gaiser, T.

Content type: Bulletin

Change in cropping practices is required to address the food security issues in Africa. Yet, testing of the performance of such changes, in particular...

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Crop pollination management needs flower-visitor monitoring and target values.

Published online: 21 Jan 2021

Authors: Garibaldi, L. A. & Sáez, A. & Aizen, M. A. & Fijen, T. & Bartomeus, I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Despite the crucial importance of biotic pollination for many crops, land managers rarely monitor the levels of crop pollination needed to guide farmi...

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Effects of agricultural management practices on earthworm populations and crop yield: validation and application of a mechanistic modelling approach.

Published online: 23 Sep 2015

Authors: Johnston, A. S. A. & Sibly, R. M. & Hodson, M. E. & Alvarez, T. & Thorbek, P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

There is little consensus on how agriculture will meet future food demands sustainably. Soils and their biota play a crucial role by mediating ecosyst...

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The economic impact of climate change on cash crop farms in Québec and Ontario.

Published online: 28 Sep 2016

Authors: An, N. & Thomassin, P. J.

Content type: Bulletin

This paper examines the economic impact of alternative climate change scenarios on representative cash crop farms in Quebec and Ontario. Mixed Integer...

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Livestock in diverse cropping systems improve weed management and sustain yields whilst reducing inputs.

Published online: 28 Aug 2019

Authors: MacLaren, C. & Storkey, J. & Strauss, J. & Swanepoel, P. & Dehnen-Schmutz, K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Intensive cropping systems select for a low diversity of weeds tolerant of chemical control, leading to persistent weed-crop competition and declining...

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Impacts of honeybee density on crop yield: a meta-analysis.

Published online: 28 Aug 2020

Authors: Rollin, O. & Garibaldi, L. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

There is increasing recognition that pollination deficits are limiting crop yields world-wide. However, management strategies for optimal insect polli...

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