In this article, we explain how the degree of environmental heterogeneity may influence pests’ niche breadth evolution, which may in turn affect the ability of pests to persist in agricultural systems.
The study was supported by the National Science Centre, Poland, research projects no. 2016/21/B/NZ8/00786 and 2017/27/N/NZ8/00305.
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