Shifting focus from the population to the individual as a way forward in understanding, predicting and managing the complexities of evolution of resistance to pesticides

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    Abstract

    The evolution of resistance to pesticides is often conceptualised and modelled at a population level, but population-based approaches ignore important aspects of variability between individuals within populations that may be essential drivers of resistance. Here it is argued that individual-based modelling has the potential to generate new insights and perspectives, thus deepening our understanding of the complexities of the evolutionary dynamics of resistance to pesticides. © 2012 Society of Chemical Industry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)171-175
    JournalPest Management Science
    Volume69
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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