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Climate change in the high Andes: Implications and adaptation strategies for small-scale farmers
(Champaign, Illinois, USA: Common Ground Publishing LLC, 2010)
This article describes the effect of climate change on agriculture in the highland Andes area of Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. Small-scale farmers in the past have adopted techniques that have helped them adapt to changing ...
Do bacterial and fungal communities in soils of the Bolivian Altiplano change under shorter fallow periods?
Leaving fields fallow can improve soil fertility, but there is limited information on the effect of fallowing on soil microbiology. This article presents a study of soil fungal and bacterial properties in fallowed land in ...
Complexity in climate-change impacts: An analytical framework for effects mediated by plant disease
(Plant Pathology, 2011)
This article describes a framework of analysis that was developed to gauge the complexity of climate change effects on ecosystem services. Specifically, these researchers examine how climate change affects plant diseases ...
Climate change and plant disease risk in South America
(National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., 2008)
Regional predictions of potato late blight risk in a GIS incorporating disease resistance profiles, climate change, and risk neighborhoods
This abstract proposes a study to investigate models of forecasting plant pest and disease risk in potatoes due to climate change. The objective is to predict how climate change will affect production across different ...
Ecology and epidemiology in R: Disease progress over time
(St. Paul, MN: The American Phytopathological Society, 2008)
This online training module shows how to analyze disease progress over time using the free R programming environment. Students reading this module will be able to assess and interpret disease progress, and apply modeling ...
Challenges and Approaches to Statistical Design and Inference in High Dimensional Investigations
(Totowa NJ: The Humana Press, Inc, 2009)
Part II, Networks, Pathways, Statistical Issues, and Novel Computational Tools, includes this particular chapter on the unique statistical challenges and approaches relating to high-dimensional biological research. Permeating ...
Applied biodiversity science: Managing emerging diseases in agriculture and linked natural systems using ecological principles
(Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008)
Pathogen reproduction tends to be host-frequency dependent, so that disease may be more problematic when particular crop species or genotypes are very common. Nonetheless, production agriculture is dominated by extensive ...
Fitopatología "intercropping" y mezclas conservación - Climate Change, biodiversity and ecosystem services: The view from Plant Pathology
A presentation that describes the author´s experience in biology and suggestions for SANREM CRSP projects. The following topics are briefly explained: Fitopathology, pest integrated management, Intercropping, conservation ...
Anticipating and responding to biological complexity in the effects of climate change on agriculture
(IOP Publishing, 2009)
The effects of climate change on biological systems are complex. This is particularly apparent for multispecies systems such as plant diseases and plant-herbivore interactions where climate can affect each species individually ...