Ecological Complexity and the Struggle for a New Agriculture
Vandermeer, John - University of Michigan

2011-04-11 16:09:00-04:00
Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan - Rackham Graduate School Building 4th Floor Amphitheater
Duration: 01:17:00

In a decade-long study of the insect pests in traditional coffee production systems, it has been found that a large and complicated network of ecological interactions combine in a robust fashion to create conditions in which the pests are controlled without any need for active intervention of the farmer.

Professor Vandermeer teaches in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the school of Literature, Science and the Arts. He has been awarded the Asa Gray Distinguished University Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.


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