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Are we seeing the whole picture in land-sea systems? Opportunities and challenges for operationalizing the ES concept (2019)
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Alonso Roldán, V., Galván, D. E., Lopes, P. F., López, J., Sanderson Bellamy, A., Gallego, F., …Góngora, M. E. (2019). Are we seeing the whole picture in land-sea systems? Opportunities and challenges for operationalizing the ES concept. Ecosystem Services, 38, 100966. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.100966

The concept of Ecosystem Services (ES) highlights that human wellbeing depends on nature and is a ‘whole system aware’ view. Land-sea systems are examples of complex systems including interfaces that can be perceived as boundaries, overlooking connec... Read More about Are we seeing the whole picture in land-sea systems? Opportunities and challenges for operationalizing the ES concept.

Profit and hegemony in agribusiness (2018)
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Sanderson Bellamy, A. (2018). Profit and hegemony in agribusiness. Nature Plants, 4(11), 867-868. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-018-0296-5

The insidious control over farming practices exercised by seed companies is an example of how powerful actors in the agri-food system promote profit over environment and health. More important, is the question of how we can shape a more desirable far... Read More about Profit and hegemony in agribusiness.

Enabling the IPBES conceptual framework to work across knowledge boundaries (2018)
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Dunkley, R., Baker, S., Constant, N., & Sanderson-Bellamy, A. (2018). Enabling the IPBES conceptual framework to work across knowledge boundaries. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 18(6), 779-799. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10784-018-9415-z

The IPBES conceptual framework (CF) serves an instrumental value to translate usable knowledge into policy across spatial scales, alongside a normative function to engage diverse knowledge systems, promoting inclusivity and enhancing legitimacy. It h... Read More about Enabling the IPBES conceptual framework to work across knowledge boundaries.

Insect community composition and functional roles along a tropical agricultural production gradient (2018)
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Bellamy, A. S., Svensson, O., van den Brink, P. J., Gunnarsson, J., & Tedengren, M. (2018). Insect community composition and functional roles along a tropical agricultural production gradient. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25(14), 13426-13438. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-1818-4

High intensity agricultural production systems are problematic not only for human health and the surrounding environment, but can threaten the provision of ecosystem services on which farm productivity depends. This research investigates the effects... Read More about Insect community composition and functional roles along a tropical agricultural production gradient.

Addressing the knowledge gaps in agroecology and identifying guiding principles for transforming conventional agri-food systems (2017)
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Sanderson Bellamy, A., & Ioris, A. A. R. (2017). Addressing the knowledge gaps in agroecology and identifying guiding principles for transforming conventional agri-food systems. Sustainability, 9(3), 330. https://doi.org/10.3390/su9030330

Today’s society faces many challenges when it comes to food production: producing food sustainably, producing enough of it, distributing food, consuming enough calories, consuming too many calories, consuming culturally-appropriate foods, and reducin... Read More about Addressing the knowledge gaps in agroecology and identifying guiding principles for transforming conventional agri-food systems.

Assessing the ecological impact of banana farms on water quality using aquatic macroinvertebrate community composition (2017)
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Svensson, O., Bellamy, A. S., Van den Brink, P. J., Tedengren, M., & Gunnarsson, J. S. (2018). Assessing the ecological impact of banana farms on water quality using aquatic macroinvertebrate community composition. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25(14), 13373-13381. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-8248-y

In Costa Rica, considerable effort goes to conservation and protection of biodiversity, while at the same time agricultural pesticide use is among the highest in the world. Several protected areas, some being wetlands or marine reserves, are situated... Read More about Assessing the ecological impact of banana farms on water quality using aquatic macroinvertebrate community composition.

What is in a label? Rainforest-Alliance certified banana production versus non-certified conventional banana production (2016)
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Bellamy, A. S., Svensson, O., van den Brink, P. J., & Tedengren, M. (2016). What is in a label? Rainforest-Alliance certified banana production versus non-certified conventional banana production. Global Ecology and Conservation, 7, 39-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2016.05.002

Export banana production in Latin America is pesticide intensive, receiving much negative publicity regarding human health problems and environmental degradation. The Rainforest Alliance (RA) certification scheme was established to certify farms that... Read More about What is in a label? Rainforest-Alliance certified banana production versus non-certified conventional banana production.

Banana production systems: Identification of alternative systems for more sustainable production (2012)
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Bellamy, A. S. (2013). Banana production systems: Identification of alternative systems for more sustainable production. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, 42(3), 334-343. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-012-0341-y

Large-scale, monoculture production systems dependent on synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, increase yields, but are costly and have deleterious impacts on human health and the environment. This research investigates variations in banana productio... Read More about Banana production systems: Identification of alternative systems for more sustainable production.

Weed control practices on Costa Rican coffee farms: Is herbicide use necessary for small-scale producers? (2010)
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Bellamy, A. S. (2011). Weed control practices on Costa Rican coffee farms: Is herbicide use necessary for small-scale producers?. Agriculture and Human Values, 28(2), 167-177. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-010-9261-2

This paper presents research conducted during two coffee farming seasons in Costa Rica. The study examined coffee farmers’ weed management practices and is presented in the form of a case study of small-scale farmers’ use of labor and herbicides in w... Read More about Weed control practices on Costa Rican coffee farms: Is herbicide use necessary for small-scale producers?.