Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020

  • Estimation of Ground Dwelling Arthropod Densities Using Pitfall Traps: Individual Based Simulations

    Giorgi Chaladze

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: 26 December 2019
    Accepted: 10 January 2020
    Published: 31 January 2020
    Abstract: Estimation of density of ground dwelling arthropods is important for pest monitoring, landscape restoration, biodiversity and conservation. Existing methods require high amount of time and labor. Considering recent catastrophic decline of invertebrates abundance less invasive methods should be developed. In current paper based on individual based s... Show More
  • Smallholder Tobacco Farmers and Forest Conservation in Mutasa District, Zimbabwe

    Mango Lawrence, Kugedera Andrew Tapiwa, Mango Lovemore, Mutenje Michael

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 6-12
    Received: 21 November 2019
    Accepted: 12 December 2019
    Published: 14 February 2020
    Abstract: Zimbabwe is among the poorest countries in the world and heavily depends on agriculture for rural livelihoods and income generation. Forests conversion into agricultural land and the use of forest products, in particular fuel wood for the construction of tobacco barns and the curing process has caused destruction to the already depleted forests. Th... Show More