This webinar will outline the potential for climate change to affect insect communities, and their interactions with plants, in cropping systems. Topics covered will include the effects of climate change on biodiversity and the functioning of agricultural ecosystems, and the role of organic farming practices in mitigating negative effects of climate change.
David Crowder's Ecology journal paper on the meta-analysis of insect predator evenness - https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1890/12-0110.1
David Crowder's Nature paper on evenness and pest control - www.nature.com/nature/journal/v466/n7302/abs/nature09183.html
David's website - entomology.wsu.edu/david-crowder/
David Crowder is an Assistant Professor of Entomology at Washington State University. His research focuses on the effects of farming systems and climate change on the ecology of insect and plant communities.
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