Hicks, Helen L., Comont, David, Coutts, Shaun R., Crook, Laura, Hull, Richard, Norris, Ken, Neve, Paul, Childs, Dylan Z., & Freckleton, Robert P., "The factors driving evolved herbicide resistance at a national scale," Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2018, 2(3), 529-536. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-018-0470-1.
Repeated use of xenobiotic chemicals has selected for the rapid evolution of resistance, threatening health and food security at a global scale. Strategies for preventing the evolution of resistance include cycling and mixtures of chemicals and diversification of management. We currently lack large-scale studies that evaluate the efficacy of these different strategies for minimizing the evolution of resistance. Here we use a national-scale data set of occurrence of the... Read more