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Amphibians are at risk from pesticides in agricultural landscapes

In this post, Christoph Leeb and Elena Adams summarize three new papers on the effects of pesticides on amphibians, which will inform ongoing developments of pesticide testing and environmental risk assessment strategies in the European Union.

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“Daily Poison, Pesticides” – New popular science textbook

In this post, Carsten Brühl introduces a new popular science book by Johann Zaller, titled “Daily Poison, Pesticides – an Underestimated Danger”. The book sheds light on the usage and environmental effects of pesticides, written for scientists and non-scientists alike.

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InsectExpo: What are the risks of agricultural pesticides to insects?

With observations of declining insects in agricultural landscapes, research is focusing on figuring out the role of potential stressors, such as structural homogeneity, fertilizer and pesticide inputs. In this blog, Carolina Honert explains how their project “InsectExpo” can fill these knowledge gaps.

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Documentary on insect decline in German agricultural landscapes and the role of agriculture

The German television shot a documentary on the observation of declining insects in Germany, and the science behind it. The film features researchers involved in a recent study entitled “More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas”.

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