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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: 01 Jan 1982

Authors: Young, A. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The abundance of several species of Forcipomyia, known to be pollinators of cacao, increased markedly in 1 cacao farm in Costa Rica when discs of rott...

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Simplification of shade tree diversity reduces nutrient cycling resilience in coffee agroforestry.

Published online: 28 Aug 2019

Authors: Nesper, M. & Kueffer, C. & Krishnan, S. & Kushalappa, C. G. & Ghazoul, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Agroforestry systems are refuges for biodiversity and provide multiple ecosystem functions and services. Diverse multispecies shade tree canopies are ...

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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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How ants, birds and bats affect crop yield along shade gradients in tropical cacao agroforestry.

Published online: 01 Jun 2016

Authors: Gras, P. & Tscharntke, T. & Maas, B. & Tjoa, A. & Hafsah, A. & Clough, Y.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Tropical agroforests are diverse systems where several predator groups shape animal communities and plant-arthropod interactions. Ants, birds and bats...

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The effects of artificial shading on some growth characteristics of arabica and robusta coffee seedlings. I. The effects of shading on dry weight, leaf area and derived growth data.

Published online: 28 Oct 1968

Authors: Huxley, P. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In experiments at Kabanyolo, Uganda, in which radiation incomes were measured and growth analysis was employed, seedlings of both robusta and arabica ...

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Shade-growing practices lessen the impact of coffee plantations on multiple dimensions of ant diversity.

Published online: 27 May 2021

Authors: Ibarra-Isassi, J. & Handa, I. T. & Arenas-Clavijo, A. & Escobar-Ramírez, S. & Armbrecht, I. & Lessard, J. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Land use management influence changes in biodiversity beyond the targeted species. Management practices in coffee plantations have shifted from coffee...

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Farmer perception and utilization of leaf functional traits in managing agroecosystems.

Published online: 31 Jan 2018

Authors: Isaac, M. E. & Cerda, R. & Rapidel, B. & Martin, A. R. & Dickinson, A. K. & Sibelet, N. & Cheyne, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Using knowledge of leaf functional traits, such as those forming the leaf economics spectrum (LES), to understand plant responses to environmental cha...

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Are epiphytes important for birds in coffee plantations? An experimental assessment.

Published online: 30 Mar 2005

Authors: Cruz-Angón, A. & Greenberg, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Coffee is produced in tropical regions of the world, largely in Latin America. Coffee cultivation techniques range from traditional systems, where cof...

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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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Diverse marsh plant communities are more consistently productive across a range of different environmental conditions through functional complementarity.

Published online: 12 Oct 2011

Authors: Steudel, B. & Hautier, Y. & Hector, A. & Kessler, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Understanding the influence of biodiversity on ecosystem functionality is crucial in modern ecosystem management, especially with regard to the resist...

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