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Insufficient native pollinators during artificially induced early flowering decrease yield and long-term economic viability of a tropical fruit crop.

Published online: 07 Apr 2021

Authors: Sritongchuay, T. & Wayo, K. & Orr, M. C. & Hughes, A. C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The management of crops outside the regular cropping calendar can improve profits when supply is low and prices are high, but we do not know how induc...

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Wildlife differentially affect tree and liana regeneration in a tropical forest: an 18-year study of experimental terrestrial defaunation versus artificially abundant herbivores.

Published online: 23 Jul 2020

Authors: Luskin, M. S. & Ickes, K. & Yao TzeLeong & Davies, S. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Hunting and land use change modify native herbivore abundances and cause cascading effects in natural ecosystems. The outcomes for vegetation depend o...

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Landscape simplification and altitude affect biodiversity, herbivory and Andean potato yield.

Published online: 18 Apr 2012

Authors: Poveda, K. & Martínez, E. & Kersch-Becker, M. F. & Bonilla, M. A. & Tscharntke, T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The simplification of agricultural landscapes through the increase in cropped area has caused the loss of habitats for many species that fulfil import...

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Proximity to rainforest enhances pollination and fruit set in orchards.

Published online: 11 Apr 2007

Authors: Blanche, K. R. & Ludwig, J. A. & Cunningham, S. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Tropical rainforests are potential reservoirs of insects that could enhance crop pollination, but only a few instances of the provision of such servic...

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Night respiration of a maize crop in the lowland humid tropics.

Published online: 01 Jan 1982

Authors: Quin, F. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Overnight respiration losses of whole plants were measured in a young maize crop grown in the humid tropic zone of Western Nigeria. In an older crop, ...

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Sweat bees on hot chillies: provision of pollination services by native bees in traditional slash-and-burn agriculture in the Yucatán Peninsula of tropical Mexico.

Published online: 10 Jan 2018

Authors: Landaverde-González, P. & Quezada-Euán, J. J. G. & Theodorou, P. & Murray, T. E. & Husemann, M. & Ayala, R. & Moo-Valle, H. & Vandame, R. & Paxton, R. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Traditional tropical agriculture often entails a form of slash-and-burn land management that may adversely affect ecosystem services such as pollinati...

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Pollination mitigates cucumber yield gaps more than pesticide and fertilizer use in tropical smallholder gardens.

Published online: 25 Feb 2015

Authors: Motzke, I. & Tscharntke, T. & Wanger, T. C. & Klein, A. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Pollination can be an essential but often neglected ecosystem service to mitigate crop yield gaps. Pollination services are usually studied in isolati...

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Shade-grown cacao supports a self-sustaining population of two-toed but not three-toed sloths.

Published online: 05 Feb 2014

Authors: Peery, M. Z. & Pauli, J. N.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The development of shade-grown agro-ecosystems has increasingly been identified as a strategy for conserving tropical biodiversity. While biodiversity...

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Crop damage increases with pest species diversity: evidence from potato tuber moths in the tropical Andes.

Published online: 04 Nov 2009

Authors: Dangles, O. & Mesías, V. & Crespo-Perez, V. & Silvain, J. F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Insect pests in agricultural systems are one of the major causes of damage to crop production and storage worldwide. However, the study of the effect ...

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High carbon stock forests provide co-benefits for tropical biodiversity.

Published online: 02 May 2018

Authors: Deere, N. J. & Guillera-Arroita, G. & Baking, E. L. & Bernard, H. & Pfeifer, M. & Reynolds, G. & Wearn, O. R. & Davies, Z. G. & Struebig, M. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Carbon-based policies provide powerful opportunities to unite tropical forest conservation with climate change mitigation. However, their effectivenes...

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