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Ecological network analysis: An application to the evaluation of effects of pesticide use in an agricultural environment

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Peter Andras, Robert Gwyther, Agnes Madalinski, Steve Lynden, Dr Alina Andras, Professor Malcolm Young

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Abstract

Ecological network analysis is used to evaluate the impact of pesticide use on ecological systems in the context of agricultural farmland environments. The aim is to provide support for the design of effective and minimally damaging pest control strategies. The ecological network analysis can identify species that are important to the integrity of the ecological network. The methodology can be used to monitor the impact of shifts in terms of types of pesticide used on the ecological system. The authors' intention is to use this methodology to provide supporting evidence for the UK Voluntary Initiative programme aimed at convincing farmers voluntarily to make improved choices in the use of a wide range of pesticides. © 2007 Society of Chemical Industry.


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Author(s): Andras P, Gwyther R, Madalinski AA, Lynden SJ, Andras A, Young MP

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Pest Management Science

Year: 2007

Volume: 63

Issue: 10

Pages: 943-953

Print publication date: 01/10/2007

ISSN (print): 1526-498X

ISSN (electronic): 1526-4998

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ps.1347

DOI: 10.1002/ps.1347

PubMed id: 17729240


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