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ADALEP 2023

Meeting of the ADALEP network 2023

On October 24 and 25, the Ecosens department hosted the ADALEP (Adaptation of Lepidoptera) national network days on the INRAE Versailles-Saclay campus. Around two plenary conferences given by invited researchers from New Zealand (Invasomics Lab; Institute for Plant and Food Research). These days brought together more than twenty presentations on invasions, expansion fronts, adaptation and […]

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agroforesterie

Cirad – Crop diversification enhances yields, biodiversity and ecosystem services

The article, published in Global Change Biology on 18 July 2021, assembles for the first time a substantial body of empirical evidence on the positive impacts of cultivated biodiversity on agroecosystems.
Crop diversification was found to enhance crop production by 14% and associated biodiversity by almost 25%. Water quality was improved by 50%, pest and disease control by over 63% and soil quality by 11%.

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abidjan

Can participatory approaches strengthen the monitoring of cyanobacterial blooms in developing countries? Results from a pilot study conducted in the Lagoon Aghien (Ivory Coast)

Based on the use of a smartphone application, the citizens of the three villages were invited to report water color changes, as these changes could reflect cyanobacteria proliferations.

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