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The ecology of rural poverty

Feedbacks between biological and economic systems can lead to persistent poverty traps for the world’s rural poor. A combination of economic, ecological and epidemiological modelling helps unravel how these feedbacks and traps occur.

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Desmond, C. The ecology of rural poverty. Nat Ecol Evol 1, 1060–1061 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0251-2

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