Hope O. Usieta's scientific contributions

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1. To be effective, the next generation of conservation practitioners and managers need to be critical thinkers with a deep understanding of how to make evidence-based decisions and of the value of evidence synthesis. 2. If, as educators, we do not make these priorities a core part of what we teach, we are failing to prepare our students to make an...
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1. To be effective, the next generation of conservation practitioners and managers need to be critical thinkers with a deep understanding of how to make evidence‐based decisions and of the value of evidence synthesis. 2. If, as educators, we do not make these priorities a core part of what we teach, we are failing to prepare our students to make an...
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Abstract Background Cassava (Manihot esculenta) is a staple crop that is important for food security in the tropics. However, cassava farming can have severe environmental impacts, such as habitat destruction and soil degradation, if it is not carefully managed. Therefore, a wide range of agricultural and environmental outcomes should be considered...

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... More diverse teaching, with a focus on alternative knowledge systems and approaches from other disciplines, could therefore help to move beyond the traditional conservation model, and start to break down the colonial influence and uneven power dynamics that remain prevalent in many parts of the world (Downey et al., 2021). This does not mean forsaking the science and conservation expertise developed over centuries, but it requires the integration of diverse knowledge into the foundations of a fairer and more equitable field. ...
... The time spent in literature search should be minimized considering the rapid pace of environmental degradation and an urgent need to react quickly (Xu et al., 2022). Specialized platforms (Livoreil et al., 2017;Sutherland et al., 2019;Downey et al., 2021), systematic reviews and meta-analyses (Moreira-Arce et al., 2018;Torres et al., 2018;van Eeden et al., 2018;Lozano et al., 2019;Khorozyan, 2022), and evidence prioritization (Malmer et al., 2020) boost the efficient search of the literature on conservation interventions. ...
... Trends in cassava production show that production has more than tripled between 1980 and 2005 (Nhassico et al. 2008) due to the expansion of land size cultivated, improved processing technology, better market linkage roads, the food crisis of the 1980s and population growth (Nweke 2005). Despite increasing output, Shackelford et al. (2018) noted that global average root yields of cassava of 11.6 t/ha remain much lower than potential yields of more than 60 t/ha. This situation of low cassava yields compared to realizable potential is also an issue in Nigeria despite the country being the world's largest producer. ...