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May 2021 Database Update
May 2021 Database Update

May 2021 Database Update

Research Topics and Projects I’m Following

Agroforestry, Food Sovereignty and Value Chains for Sustainable Food Systems

Can the Trees Save the Crops? Predicting the Services Provided by Traditional and Novel Agroforests in Changing Mediterranean Landscapes

Climate

Kurgat, B. K., Lamanna, C., Kimaro, A., Namoi, N., Manda, L., & Rosenstock, T. S. (2020). Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture Technologies in Tanzania. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.00055

Geography

No additions this month.

Water

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Access

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Forestry

Arroyo-Rodríguez, V., Fahrig, L., Tabarelli, M., Watling, J. I., Tischendorf, L., Benchimol, M., Cazetta, E., Faria, D., Leal, I. R., Melo, F. P. L., Morante-Filho, J. C., Santos, B. A., Arasa-Gisbert, R., Arce-Peña, N., Cervantes-López, M. J., Cudney-Valenzuela, S., Galán-Acedo, C., San-José, M., Vieira, I. C. G., … Tscharntke, T. (2020). Designing optimal human-modified landscapes for forest biodiversity conservation. Ecology Letters, 23(9), 1404–1420. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13535

Clough, Y., Barkmann, J., Juhrbandt, J., Kessler, M., Wanger, T. C., Anshary, A., Buchori, D., Cicuzza, D., Darras, K., Putra, D. D., Erasmi, S., Pitopang, R., Schmidt, C., Schulze, C. H., Seidel, D., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stenchly, K., Vidal, S., Weist, M., … Tscharntke, T. (2011). Combining high biodiversity with high yields in tropical agroforests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(20), 8311–8316. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1016799108

UPDATE FROM APRIL WATCH Damptey, F. G., de la Riva, E. G., & Birkhofer, K. (2021). Trade-offs and synergies between food and fodder production and other ecosystem services in an actively restored forest, natural forest and an agroforestry system in Ghana. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 4. https://doi.org/10.3389/ffgc.2021.630959

Hulme, M. F., Salliss, D., Konneh, M. S., Dauda, P., Witcutt, E., & Sanderson, F. J. (2018). Improving cocoa harvest can mitigate for crop damage by wildlife in a forest-agriculture matrix. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 265, 236–243. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2018.06.019

Tscharntke, T., Clough, Y., Bhagwat, S. A., Buchori, D., Faust, H., Hertel, D., Hölscher, D., Juhrbandt, J., Kessler, M., Perfecto, I., Scherber, C., Schroth, G., Veldkamp, E., & Wanger, T. C. (2011). Multifunctional shade-tree management in tropical agroforestry landscapes – a review. Journal of Applied Ecology, 48(3), 619–629. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2010.01939.x

Buildings

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Fencing

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Soils

Gunstone, T., Cornelisse, T., Klein, K., Dubey, A., & Donley, N. (2021). Pesticides and Soil Invertebrates: A Hazard Assessment. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2021.643847

Hungate, B. A., Marks, J. C., Power, M. E., Schwartz, E., Groenigen, K. J. van, Blazewicz, S. J., Chuckran, P., Dijkstra, P., Finley, B. K., Firestone, M. K., Foley, M., Greenlon, A., Hayer, M., Hofmockel, K. S., Koch, B. J., Mack, M. C., Mau, R. L., Miller, S. N., Morrissey, E. M., … Pett-Ridge, J. (2021). The Functional Significance of Bacterial Predators. MBio, 12(2). https://doi.org/10.1128/mBio.00466-21

Timmis, K., & Ramos, J. L. (2021). The soil crisis: The need to treat as a global health problem and the pivotal role of microbes in prophylaxis and therapy. Microbial Biotechnology, 14(3), 769–797. https://doi.org/10.1111/1751-7915.13771

Economy

Fraval, S., Hammond, J., Bogard, J. R., Ng’endo, M., van Etten, J., Herrero, M., Oosting, S. J., de Boer, I. J. M., Lannerstad, M., Teufel, N., Lamanna, C., Rosenstock, T. S., Pagella, T., Vanlauwe, B., Dontsop-Nguezet, P. M., Baines, D., Carpena, P., Njingulula, P., Okafor, C., … van Wijk, M. T. (2019). Food Access Deficiencies in Sub-saharan Africa: Prevalence and Implications for Agricultural Interventions. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 3. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2019.00104

UPDATE FROM APRIL WATCH Ghosh-Jerath, S., Kapoor, R., Ghosh, U., Singh, A., Downs, S., & Fanzo, J. (2021). Pathways of climate change impact on agroforestry, food consumption pattern and dietary diversity among indigenous subsistence farmers of Sauria Paharia tribal community of India: A mixed methods study. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2021.667297

Khasanah, N., van Noordwijk, M., Slingerland, M., Sofiyudin, M., Stomph, D., Migeon, A. F., & Hairiah, K. (2020). Oil Palm Agroforestry Can Achieve Economic and Environmental Gains as Indicated by Multifunctional Land Equivalent Ratios. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 3. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2019.00122

Khatun, K., Maguire-Rajpaul, V. A., Asante, E. A., & McDermott, C. L. (2020). From Agroforestry to Agroindustry: Smallholder Access to Benefits From Oil Palm in Ghana and the Implications for Sustainability Certification. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.00029

Martin, D. A., Osen, K., Grass, I., Hölscher, D., Tscharntke, T., Wurz, A., & Kreft, H. (2020). Land-use history determines ecosystem services and conservation value in tropical agroforestry. Conservation Letters, 13(5), e12740. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12740

UPDATE FROM APRIL WATCH Pauline, N. M. (2021). Role of climate-smart agriculture in enhancing farmers’ livelihoods and sustainable forest management: A case of villages around Songe-bokwa forest, Kilindi district, Tanzania. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2021.671419

Rasmussen, L. V., Wood, S. L. R., & Rhemtulla, J. M. (2020). Deconstructing Diets: The Role of Wealth, Farming System, and Landscape Context in Shaping Rural Diets in Ethiopia. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.00045

Stratton, A. E., Kuhl, L., & Blesh, J. (2020). Ecological and Nutritional Functions of Agroecosystems as Indicators of Smallholder Resilience. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.543914

Tavenner, K., van Wijk, M., Fraval, S., Hammond, J., Baltenweck, I., Teufel, N., Kihoro, E., de Haan, N., van Etten, J., Steinke, J., Baines, D., Carpena, P., Skirrow, T., Rosenstock, T., Lamanna, C., Ng’endo, M., Chesterman, S., Namoi, N., & Manda, L. (2019). Intensifying Inequality? Gendered Trends in Commercializing and Diversifying Smallholder Farming Systems in East Africa. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 3. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2019.00010

Energy

No additions this month.

Other

Wildlife & Biodiversity

Flohre, A., Fischer, C., Aavik, T., Bengtsson, J., Berendse, F., Bommarco, R., Ceryngier, P., Clement, L. W., Dennis, C., Eggers, S., Emmerson, M., Geiger, F., Guerrero, I., Hawro, V., Inchausti, P., Liira, J., Morales, M. B., Oñate, J. J., Pärt, T., … Tscharntke, T. (2011). Agricultural intensification and biodiversity partitioning in European landscapes comparing plants, carabids, and birds. Ecological Applications, 21(5), 1772–1781. https://doi.org/10.1890/10-0645.1

Tscharntke, T., Clough, Y., Wanger, T. C., Jackson, L., Motzke, I., Perfecto, I., Vandermeer, J., & Whitbread, A. (2012). Global food security, biodiversity conservation and the future of agricultural intensification. Biological Conservation, 151(1), 53–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2012.01.068

Watling, J. I., Arroyo-Rodríguez, V., Pfeifer, M., Baeten, L., Banks-Leite, C., Cisneros, L. M., Fang, R., Hamel-Leigue, A. C., Lachat, T., Leal, I. R., Lens, L., Possingham, H. P., Raheem, D. C., Ribeiro, D. B., Slade, E. M., Urbina-Cardona, J. N., Wood, E. M., & Fahrig, L. (2020). Support for the habitat amount hypothesis from a global synthesis of species density studies. Ecology Letters, 23(4), 674–681. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13471

Winqvist, C., Bengtsson, J., Aavik, T., Berendse, F., Clement, L. W., Eggers, S., Fischer, C., Flohre, A., Geiger, F., Liira, J., Pärt, T., Thies, C., Tscharntke, T., Weisser, W. W., & Bommarco, R. (2011). Mixed effects of organic farming and landscape complexity on farmland biodiversity and biological control potential across Europe. Journal of Applied Ecology, 48(3), 570–579. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2010.01950.x

Disease Ecology

Bloom, J. D., Chan, Y. A., Baric, R. S., Bjorkman, P. J., Cobey, S., Deverman, B. E., Fisman, D. N., Gupta, R., Iwasaki, A., Lipsitch, M., Medzhitov, R., Neher, R. A., Nielsen, R., Patterson, N., Stearns, T., Nimwegen, E. van, Worobey, M., & Relman, D. A. (2021). Investigate the origins of COVID-19. Science, 372(6543), 694–694. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abj0016

Updated from April

(These are included above but the PDF is now available).

Damptey, F. G., de la Riva, E. G., & Birkhofer, K. (2021). Trade-offs and synergies between food and fodder production and other ecosystem services in an actively restored forest, natural forest and an agroforestry system in Ghana. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 4. https://doi.org/10.3389/ffgc.2021.630959

Ghosh-Jerath, S., Kapoor, R., Ghosh, U., Singh, A., Downs, S., & Fanzo, J. (2021). Pathways of climate change impact on agroforestry, food consumption pattern and dietary diversity among indigenous subsistence farmers of Sauria Paharia tribal community of India: A mixed methods study. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2021.667297

Pauline, N. M. (2021). Role of climate-smart agriculture in enhancing farmers’ livelihoods and sustainable forest management: A case of villages around Songe-bokwa forest, Kilindi district, Tanzania. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2021.671419

 

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