Theme 5 Spatial agro-ecology

In the Spatial agro-ecology theme we place crops within the agro-ecological landscape, and study the interactions of crops with populations of other organisms (weeds, pests and pathogens) with emphasis on the spatial and temporal dynamics of these interactions. CSA uses knowledge thus acquired to develop integrated approaches for sustainable weed and pest management, to better understand the ecology and management of invasive species, and to determine the provisioning of ecosystem services.