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Outputs, studies & papers

Outputs, studies & papers

CABI conducts science to find practical solutions to the most pressing problems in agriculture and the environment, whether it’s working out how to stop pests destroying a crop or measuring the effects invasive species are having in a specific region.

Below are lists of recent scientific publications, Working Papers and reports that we have produced.

Abstracts of CABI’s extensive science output is now openly accessible to external users. For the first time it is possible to search for what CABI's scientists have published on a particular subject.

Search CABI's scientists' output. You can find nearly all publications since 2009 and CABI first author publications pre-2009. Currently almost 4,000 publications are included.

Araújo, J.P.M., Evans, H.C., Kepler, R. and Hughes, D.P. (2018) Zombie-ant fungi across continents: 15 new species and new combinations within Ophiocordyceps. I. Myrmecophilous hirsutelloid species. Studies in Mycology 90, 119–160.



Arnold, S.E.J., Bridgemohan, P., Perry, G.B., Spinelli, G.R., Pierre, B., Murray, F., Haughton, C., Dockery, O., Grey, L., Murphy, S.T., Belmain, S.R. and Stevenson, P.C. (2018) The significance of climate in the pollinator dynamics of a tropical agroforestry system. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 254, 1–9. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2017.11.013



Bacher, S., Blackburn, T.M., Essl, F., Genovesi, P., Heikkilä, J., Jeschke, J.M., Jones, G., Keller, R., Kenis, M., Kueffer, K., Martinou, A.F., Nentwig, W., Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., Rabitsch, W., Richardson, D.M., Roy, H.E., Saul, W.-C., Scalera, R., Vilà, M., Wilson, J.R.U. and Kumschick, S. (2018) Socio-economic impact classification of alien taxa (SEICAT). Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9, 159–168. Doi:10.1111/2041-210x.12844



Benson, E.E., Harding, K., Ryan, M., Petrenko, A., Petrenko, Y. and Fuller, B. (2018) Alginate encapsulation to enhance biopreservation scope and success: a multidisciplinary review of current ideas and applications in cryopreservation and non-freezing storage. CryoLetters 39, 14–38.



Bentley, J.W., Danielsen, S., Phiri, N., Tegha, Y.C., Nyalugwe, N., Neves, E., Hidalgo, E., Sharma, A., Pandit, V. and Sharma, D.R. (2018) Farmer responses to technical advice offered at plant clinics in Malawi, Costa Rica and Nepal. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 16(2), 187-200. doi:1080/14735903.2018.1440473☼



Brown, P.R., Aplin, K.P., Hinds, L.A., Jacob, J., Thomas, S.E. and Ritchie, B.J. (2018) Rodent management issues in South Pacific islands: a review with case studies from Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. Wildlife Research 44, 587–602. doi:10.1071/WR17104



Carboneras, C., Genovesi, P., Vilà, M., Blackburn, T.M., Carrete, M., Clavero, M., D’hondt, B., Orueta, J.F., Gallardo, B., Geraldes, P., González-Moreno, P., Gregory, R.D., Nentwig, W., Paquet, J.-Y., Pyšek, P., Rabitsch, W., Ramírez, I., Scalera, R., Tella, J.L., Walton, P. and Wynde, R. (2018) A prioritised list of invasive alien species to assist the effective implementation of EU legislation. Journal of Applied Ecology 55(2), 539-547. Doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12997



Cechin, I., Gonzalez, G.C., Corniani, N. and Fumis, T.F. (2018) The sensitivity of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) plants to UV-B radiation is altered by nitrogen status. Ciência Rural, Santa Maria 48(2), e20170369, 6 pp. doi:10.1590/0103-8478cr20170369



Dougoud, J., Cock, M.J.W., Edgington, S. and Kuhlmann, U. (2018) A baseline study using Plantwise information to assess the contribution of extension services to the uptake of augmentative biological control in selected low- to lower-middle- income countries. BioControl 63(1), 117–132. Doi:10.1007/s10526-017-9823-y



Efa, N., Ndinda, C. and Agwanda, C. (2018) Determinants of coffee farmers cooperatives’ demand for institutional credit: empirical evidence from Ethiopia. Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development 4(1), 344–356.



Evans, H.C., Araújo, J.P.M., Halfeld, V.R. and Hughes, D.P. (2018) Epitypification and re-description of the zombie-ant fungus, Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (Ophiocordycipitaceae). Fungal Systematics and Evolution 1, 13–22. Doi:10.3114/fuse.2018.01.02



Evans, H.C., Elliot, S.L. and Barreto, R.W. (2018) Entomopathogenic fungi and their potential for the management of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Americas. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 112, 1–9.



Fraval, S., Hammond, J., Lannerstada, M., Oosting, S.J., Sayula, G., Teufel, N., Silvestri, S., Poole, E.J., Herrero, M. and van Wijk, M.T. (2018) Livelihoods and food security in an urban linked, high potential region of Tanzania: Changes over a three year period. Agricultural Systems 160, 87–95. doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2017.10.013



Heimpel, G. and Cock, M.J.W. (2018) Shifting paradigms in the history of classical biological control. BioControl 63(1), 27–37. Doi:10.1007/s10526-017-9841-9



Hernández-Lambraño, R.E., González-Moreno, P. and Sánchez-Agudo, J.A. (2018) Environmental factors associated with the spatial distribution of invasive plant pathogens in the Iberian Peninsula: the case of Phytophthora cinnamomi Rands. Forest Ecology and Management 419-420, 101-109. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2018.03.026

Contact: p.gonzá


Hulme, P.E., Brundu, G., Carboni, M., Dehnen-Schmutz, K., Dullinger, S., Early, R., Essl, F., González-Moreno, P., Groom, Q.J., Kueffer, C., Kühn, I., Maurel, N., Novoa, A, Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., Seebens, H., Tanner, R., Touza, J.M., van Kleunen, M. and Verbrugge, L.N.H. (2018) Integrating invasive species policies across ornamental horticulture supply-chains to prevent plant invasions. Journal of Applied Ecology 55(1), 92–98. Doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12953



Kajuga, J., Hategekimana, A., Yan, X., Waweru, B.W., Li, H., Li, K., Yin, J., Karanja, D., Umulisa, C. and Toepfer, S. (2018) Management of white grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabeidae) with entomopathogenic nematodes in Rwanda. Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 28:2, 13 pp. doi:10.1186/s41938-017-0003-2



Krstíc, O., Cvrkovíc, T., Mitrovíc, M., Radonjíc, S., Hrnčíc, S., Toševski, I. and Jovíc, J. (2018) Wolbachia infection in natural populations of Dictyophara europaea, an alternative vector of grapevine Flavescence dorée phytoplasma: effects and interactions. Annals of Applied Biology 172(1), 47–64. Doi:10.1111/aab.12400



Luo, S., Zhang, F. and Wu, K. (2018) Interspecific competition between Peristenus spretus and Peristenus relictus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), larval parasitoids of Apolygus lucorum (Hemiptera: Miridae). Biological Control 117, 115–122. Doi:10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.10.014



Mason, P.G., Cock, M.J.W., Barratt, B.I.P., Klapwijk, J.N., Lenteren, J.C. van, Brodeur, J., Hoelmer, K.A. and Heimpel, G.E. (2018) Best practices for the use and exchange of invertebrate biological control genetic resources relevant for food and agriculture. BioControl 63(1), 149-154. Doi:10.1007/s10526-017-9810-3



Mazhar, M.S., Bajwa, B.E. and Collins, R. (2018) Halal food chains - concepts and opportunities in Pakistan. International Journal of Development Research 08(01), 18171–18175.



Negussie, E., Konjit, F., Crozier, J., Solomon, and Zebdewos, S. (2018) Bridging the gaps in plant health advisory services through community-based plant clinics: lessons and prospects. Pest Management Journal of Ethiopia 20, 3–14.



Reeder, R.H., Bacon, E.T.G., Caiden, M.J. Bullock, R.J. and González-Moreno, P. (2018) Effect of population density of the azolla weevil (Stenopelmus rufinasus) on the surface cover of the water fern (Azolla filiculoides) in the UK. Biocontrol 63(2), 185–192. doi:10.1007/s10526-017-9861-5



Roy, H.E., Rabitsch, W., Scalera, R., Stewart, A., Gallardo, B., Genovesi, P., Essl, F., Adriaens, T. Bacher, S., Booy, O., Branquart, E., Brunel, S., Copp, G.H., Dean, H., D’hondt, B., Josefsson, M., Kenis, M., Kettunen, M., Linnamagi, M., Lucy, F., Martinou, A., Moore, N., Nentwig, W., Nieto, A., Pergl, J., Peyton, J., Roques, A., Schindler, S., Schönrogge, K., Solarz, W., Stebbing, P.D., Trichkova, T., Vanderhoeven, S., van Valkenburg, J. and Zenetos, A. (2018) Developing a framework of minimum standards for the risk assessment of alien species. Journal of Applied Ecology 55(2), 526–538. Doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13025



Shi, Y., Huang, W., González-Moreno, P., Luke, B., Dong, Y., Zheng, Q., Ma, H. and Liu, L. (2018) Wavelet-based rust spectral feature set (WRSFs): a novel spectral feature set based on continuous wavelet transformation for tracking progressive host–pathogen interaction of yellow rust on wheat. Remote Sensing 10(525), 19 pp. doi:10.3390/rs10040525☼

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Soto, I., Ellison, C., Kenis, M., Diaz, B., Muys, B. and Mathijs, E. (2018) Why do farmers abandon jatropha cultivation? The case of Chiapas, Mexico. Energy for Sustainable Development 42, 77–86.



Stone, C.M., Witt, A.B.R., Cabrera Walsh, G., Foster, W.A. and Murphy, S.T. (2018) Would the control of invasive alien plants reduce malaria transmission? A review. Parasites & Vectors 11(76), 18 pp. doi:10.1186/s13071-018-2644-8



Stutz, S., Mráz, P., Hinz, H.L., Müller-Schärer, H. and Schaffner, U. (2018) Biological invasion of oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) in North America: Preadaptation, post-introduction evolution, or both? PloS ONE 13(1), e0190705. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0190705



See a list of our publications from 2017, 20162015, 2014 and 2013 


Listed here is just a selection of recent major reports on work we have been involved in:



Day, C. (2018) Mobile services: bridging the agricultural knowledge gap. CABI Research Brief 7. [PDF] 


Abrahams, P. et al. (2017) Fall Armyworm Evidence Note (Summary version). [PDF]


Li, H., Toepfer, S., Agwanda, C., Rischbieth, J., Zhang, F., Kajuga, J. Joelle, K. (2016) From China to Rwanda: successful transfer of biocontrol for soil insect pests. CABI Research Brief 6. [PDF]

Nsabimana, J., Kalisa , J. P., Uzayisenga, B. (2016) Farmers in Rwanda reap benefits with advice from plant clinics. CABI Plantwise Research Brief 5. [PDF]

Rui, G. and Reeder, R. (2016) Plant clinics act to bolster extension delivery in smallholder farming in China. CABI Plantwise Research Brief 4. [PDF]

Moses Ndiritu, M, Nyikal, R., Boa, E. (2016) Plant health rallies as an extension tool in small-scale farming in Kenya. CABI Plantwise Research Brief 3. [PDF]

Uwitonze, N., Niyonsaba E., Gatali, C., Boa, B. (2016) Rwanda pioneers rapid responses to crop diseases. CABI Plantwise Research Brief 2. [PDF]


Cornelius, E. and Coffie, S. (2015) Plant clinics and plant health diagnostics labs team up for crop health in Ghana. Research Brief 1. [PDF]

Mur, R. et al. (2015) Listening to the silent patient: Uganda's journey towards institutionalizing inclusive plant health services. CABI Working Paper 7. [PDF]

Wright, H. et al. (2015) Supporting plantwise with Digital technologies: Report on the piloting of e-plant clinics in Kenya March 2014-March 2015. [PDF]

Our collection of impact case studies and research briefs show how we are turning our mission into positive, practical action for the benefit of farmers, extensionists, researchers, decision-makers and professional practitioners around the world.

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Annual science report

One of our aims is to produce at least 100 scientific publications each year, of which at least 30 are in journals with an impact factor of at least 2. 

In future years, we also want to explore other ways to measure the quality and impact of our scientific outputs.

We have produced a science review of which details our progress and acheivements since 2009.

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