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Sustainable pest management    |    Pollination in sustainable agriculture   |    Policy   |    Livelihoods and capacity development


Sustainable pest management

Amoabeng, B. W., Stevenson, P. C., Pandey, S., Mochiah, M. B., & Gurr, M. G. (2018). Insecticidal activity of a native Australian tobacco, Nicotiana megalosiphon Van Heurck & Muell. Arg. (Solanales: Solanaceae) against key insect pests of brassicas. Crop Protection, 106, 6-12.

Chen, W. B., Vasseur, L., You, M. S., Li, J. Y., Wang, C. X., Meng, R. X., & Gurr, G. M. (2017). Parasitised caterpillars suffer reduced predation: potential implications for intra-guild predation. Scientific Reports, 7, 42636.
Grzywacz, D., Stevenson, P. C., Mushobozi, W. L., Belmain, S., & Wilson, K. (2014). The use of indigenous ecological resources for pest control in Africa. Food Security, 6(1), 71-86.
Gurr, G. M., Wratten, S. D., Landis, D. A., & You, M. (2017). Habitat management to suppress pest populations: progress and prospects. Annual Review of Entomology, 62, 91-109.
Holland, J. M., Bianchi, F. J., Entling, M. H., Moonen, A. C., Smith, B. M., & Jeanneret, P. (2016). Structure, function and management of semi‐natural habitats for conservation biological control: a review of European studies. Pest Management Science, 72(9), 1638-1651.
Holland, J. M., Douma, J. C., Crowley, L., James, L., Kor, L., Stevenson, D. R., & Smith, B. M. (2017). Semi-natural habitats support biological control, pollination and soil conservation in Europe. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 37(4), 31.
Liu, J., Zhu, J., Zhang, P., Han, L., Reynolds, O. L., Zeng, R., Wu, J., Shao, Y., You, M. and Gurr, G. M., (2017). Silicon supplementation alters the composition of herbivore induced plant volatiles and enhances attraction of parasitoids to infested rice plants. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, 1265.

Mkenda, P., Mwanauta, R., Stevenson, P. C., Ndakidemi, P., Mtei, K., & Belmain, S. R. (2015). Extracts from field margin weeds provide economically viable and environmentally benign pest control compared to synthetic pesticides. PloS ONE, 10(11), e0143530.

Mkenda, P. A., Stevenson, P. C., Ndakidemi, P., Farman, D. I., & Belmain, S. R. (2015). Contact and fumigant toxicity of five pesticidal plants against Callosobruchus maculatus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in stored cowpea (Vigna unguiculata). International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, 35(4), 172-184.
Perović, D. J., Gámez‐Virués, S., Landis, D. A., Wäckers, F., Gurr, G. M., Wratten, S. D., You, M. S. and Desneux, N., (2018). Managing biological control services through multi‐trophic trait interactions: review and guidelines for implementation at local and landscape scales. Biological Reviews, 93(1), 306-321.
Stevenson, P. C., & Belmain, S. R. (2016). Pesticidal plants in african agriculture: local uses and global perspectives. Outlooks on Pest Management, 27(5), 226-230.
Stevenson, P. C., Isman, M. B., & Belmain, S. R. (2017). Pesticidal plants in Africa: a global vision of new biological control products from local uses. Industrial Crops and Products, 110, 2-9.
Zhu, P., Zheng, X., Zhang, F., Xu, H., Yang, Y., Chen, G., Lu, Z., Johnson, A. C. & Gurr, G. M. (2018). Quantifying the respective and additive effects of nectar plant crop borders and withholding insecticides on biological control of pests in subtropical rice. Journal of Pest Science, 91(2), 575-584.
Green, P. W., Belmain, S. R., Ndakidemi, P. A., Farrell, I. W., & Stevenson, P. C. (2017). Insecticidal activity of Tithonia diversifolia and Vernonia amygdalina. Industrial Crops and Products, 110, 15-21.

Pollination in sustainable agriculture

Arnold, S. E. J., Bridgemohan, P., Perry, G. B., Spinelli, G. R., Pierre, B., Murray, F., Haughton, C., Dockery, O., Grey, L., Murphy, S.T. and Belmain, S. R. & Stevenson, P. C. (2018). The significance of climate in the pollinator dynamics of a tropical agroforestry system. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 254, 1-9.
Bhattacharya, R., & Basu, P. (2016). Pollinator limitation and crop production: Experimental observations on few economically important vegetable crops in West Bengal, India. In Proceedings of the Zoological Society (pp. 1-4). Springer India.
Garibaldi, L. A., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Winfree, R., Aizen, M. A., Bommarco, R., Cunningham, S. A., Kremen, C., Carvalheiro, L. G., Afik, O., Bartomeus, I., Benjamin, F., Cariveau, D., Chacoff, N. P., Dudenhoffer, J. H., Freitas, B., Greenleaf, S., Harder, L., Hipolito, J., Holzschuh, A., Howlett, B., Isaacs, R., Javorek, S. K., Kennedy, C., Krewenka, K., Mandelik, Y., Mayfield, M. M., Motzke, I., Munyuli, T., Nault, B. A., Otieno, M., Petersen, J., Pisanty, G., Potts, S. G., Rader, R., Ricketts, T. H., Rundlof, M., Seymour, C., Schuepp, C., Smitha, K., Szentgyorgyi, H., Taki, H., Tscharntke, T., Vergara, C. H., Viana, B. F., Wanger, T. C., Westphal, C., Williams, N. M., Klein, A. M. (2013). Wild pollinators enhance fruit set of crops regardless of honey-bee abundance. Science 339, 1608-1611.
Kennedy, C. M., Lonsdorf, E., Neel, M. C., Williams, N. M., Ricketts, T. H., Winfree, R., Bommarco, R., Brittain, C., Burley, A. L., Cariveau, D., Carvalheiro, L. G., Chacoff, N. P., Cunningham, S. A., Danforth, B. N., Dudenhoffer, J. H., Elle E., Gaines, H. R., Gratton, C., Garibaldi, L. A., Holzschuh, A., Isaacs, R., Javorek, S. K., Jha, S., Klein, A. M., Krewenka, K., Mandelik, Y., Mayfield, M. M., Morandin, L., Neame, L. A., Otieno, M., Park, M., Potts, S. G., Rundlof, M., Saez, A., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Taki, H., Viana, B. F., Westphal, C., Wilson, J. K., Greenleaf, S. S., Kremen, C. (2013) A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems. Ecology Letters 16, 584-599.
Kovács‐Hostyánszki, A., Espíndola, A., Vanbergen, A. J., Settele, J., Kremen, C., & Dicks, L. V. (2017). Ecological intensification to mitigate impacts of conventional intensive land use on pollinators and pollination. Ecology letters, 20(5), 673-689.
Otieno, M., Sidhu, C. S., Woodcock, B. A., Wilby, A., Vogiatzakis, I. N., Mauchline, A. L., Gikungu, M. W, & Potts, S. G. (2015). Local and landscape effects on bee functional guilds in pigeon pea crops in Kenya. Journal of Insect Conservation, 19(4), 647-658.
Potts, S. G., Imperatriz-Fonseca, V., Ngo, H. T., Aizen, M. A., Biesmeijer, J. C., Breeze, T. D., Dicks, L. V., Garibaldi, L.A., Hill, R., Settele, J. and Vanbergen, A. J. (2016). Safeguarding pollinators and their values to human well-being. Nature, 540(7632), 220.
Potts, S. G., Imperatriz-Fonseca, V., Ngo, H. T., Biesmeijer, J. C., Breeze, T. D., Dicks, L. V., Garibaldi, L. A., Hill, R., Settele, J. & Vanbergen, A. J. (2016). Summary for policymakers of the thematic assessment on pollinators, pollination and food production. Biota Neotropica, 16(1).
Rader, R., Bartomeus, I., Garibaldi, L. A., Garratt, M. P. D., Howlett, B., Winfree, R., Cunningham, S. A., Mayfield, M. M., Arthur, A. D., Andersson, G. K. S., Bommarco, R., Brittain, C. A., Carvalheiro, L. G., Chacoff, N. P., Entling, M. H., Foully, B., Freitas, B. M., Gemmill-Herren, B., Ghazoul J., Griffin S., Gross C. L., Herbertsson L., Herzog F., Hipolito J., Jaggar S., Jauker F., Klein, A. M., Kleijn, D., Krishnan, S., Lemos, C. Q., Lindstrom, S. A. M., Mandelik, Y., Monteiro, V. M., Nelson, W., Nilsson, L., Pattemore, D., Pereira, N., Pisanty, G., Potts, S. G., Reemer, M., Rundlof, M., Sheffield, C. S., Scheper, J., Schuepp, C., Smith, H. G., Stanley, D. A., Stout, J. C., Szentgyorgyi, H., Taki, H., Vergara, C. H., Viana, B. F., Woyciechowski, M. (2015). Non-bee insects are important contributors to global crop pollination. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi:10.1073/pnas.1517092112.


Dicks, L. V., Viana, B., Bommarco, R., Brosi, B., del Coro Arizmendi, M., Cunningham, S. A., Galetto, L., Hill, R., Lopes, A. V., Pires, C. and Taki, H. (2016). Ten policies for pollinators. Science, 354(6315), 975-976.

Dicks, L. V., Wright, H. L., Ashpole, J. E., Hutchison, J., McCormack, C. G., Livoreil, B., Zulka, K. P. & Sutherland, W. J. (2016). What works in conservation? Using expert assessment of summarised evidence to identify practices that enhance natural pest control in agriculture. Biodiversity and Conservation, 25(7), 1383-1399.

Livelihoods and capacity development

Parsa, S., Morse, S., Bonifacio, A., Chancellor, T. C. B., Condori, B., Crespo-Pérez, V., Hobbs, S. L., Kroschel, J., Ba, M. N., Rebaudo, F. & Sherwood, S. G. (2014). Obstacles to integrated pest management adoption in developing countries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(10), 3889-3894.
Rose, D., Parker, C., Fodey, J., Park, C., Sutherland, W., & Dicks, L. (2017). Involving stakeholders in agricultural decision support systems: Improving user-centred design. International Journal of Agricultural Management.

Smith, B. M., Chakrabarti, P., Chatterjee, A., Chatterjee, S., Dey, U. K., Dicks, L. V., Giri, B., Laha, S., Majhi, R. K. & Basu, P. (2017). Collating and validating indigenous and local knowledge to apply multiple knowledge systems to an environmental challenge: A case-study of pollinators in India. Biological Conservation, 211, 20-28.