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Batting for rice: The effect of bat exclusion on rice in North-East India

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Insectivorous bats are gaining increasing attention for their potential as biological agents of pest suppression. Studies around the world have demonstrated their tendency to track and hunt agricultural pests over time and space, and thus to have a positive impact on reducing plant damage and protecting yield of agricultural crops. We documented the effect of insectivorous bats on the health and yield of a rice crop in Assam, India. Using six sets of paired experimental and control plots (of ...

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10.1016/j.agee.2022.108196

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
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ORCID:
0000-0001-7775-3383
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment More from this journal
Volume:
341
Article number:
108196
Publication date:
2022-10-17
Acceptance date:
2022-09-27
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ISSN:
0167-8809
Language:
Engllish
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Pubs id:
1301012
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pubs:1301012
Deposit date:
2022-12-16

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