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Pest Management Science Pest Manag Sci 63:943953 (2007) Ecological network analysis: an
 

Summary: Pest Management Science Pest Manag Sci 63:943953 (2007)
Ecological network analysis: an
application to the evaluation of effects of
pesticide use in an agricultural environment
Peter Andras,1
Robert Gwyther,1
Agnes A Madalinski,2
Steven J Lynden,3
Alina Andras4
and Malcolm P Young5
1School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
3Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
4Institute of Human Genetics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
5School of Biology and Psychology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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

  

Source: Andras, Peter - School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences