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Bottom-up effects on top-down regulation of a floating aquatic plant by two weevil species: the context-specific nature of biological control.

Published online: 04 Jun 2014

Authors: Center, T. D. & Dray, F. A., Jr. & Mattison, E. D. & Tipping, P. W. & Rayamajhi, M. B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Plant nutrition (bottom-up effects) impacts a plant's ability to withstand herbivory (top-down effects) and influences phytophagous insect fecundity. ...

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Integrating herbicide and mechanical control treatments with fire and biological control to manage an invasive wetland shrub, Mimosa pigra.

Published online: 15 Sep 2004

Authors: Paynter, Q. & Flanagan, G. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In Australia, biological control is a promising long-term management strategy for the woody weed mimosa Mimosa pigra but does not yet provide adequate...

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Arthropod symbioses: a neglected parameter in pest- and disease-control programmes.

Published online: 03 Aug 2011

Authors: Zindel, R. & Gottlieb, Y. & Aebi, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Arthropods are important players in biological control as pests, control agents and transmitters of invertebrate diseases. Arthropods are frequently i...

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Density dependence, precipitation and biological control agent herbivory influence landscape-scale dynamics of the invasive Eurasian plant Linaria dalmatica.

Published online: 04 Jun 2014

Authors: Weed, A. S. & Schwarzländer, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Resource availability and natural enemies are among the most commonly cited mechanisms affecting competitive ability of invasive plants, but their sim...

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A model for the effect of Sphecophaga vesparum vesparum as a biological control agent of the common wasp in New Zealand.

Published online: 25 May 1996

Authors: Barlow, N. D. & Moller, H. & Beggs, J. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A model of intermediate complexity is described to predict and understand the reasons for the ultimate impact of the ichneumonid parasitoid S. v. vesp...

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East meets west: adaptive evolution of an insect introduced for biological control.

Published online: 04 Jun 2008

Authors: Phillips, C. B. & Baird, D. B. & Iline, I. I. & McNeill, M. R. & Proffitt, J. R. & Goldson, S. L. & Kean, J. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A possible explanation for low success rates when introducing natural enemies to new regions for biological control of insect pests is that they fail ...

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Optimal release strategies for biological control agents: an application of stochastic dynamic programming to population management.

Published online: 12 Apr 2000

Authors: Shea, K. & Possingham, H. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Establishing biological control agents in the field is a major step in any classical biocontrol programme, yet there are few general guidelines to hel...

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Approaches for testing herbivore effects on plant population dynamics.

Published online: 11 Oct 2006

Authors: Halpern, S. L. & Underwood, N.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

As plant invasions pose one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, it is critical to improve both our understanding of invasiveness and strategies f...

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Identifying critical life stage transitions for biological control of long-lived perennial Vincetoxicum species.

Published online: 21 Nov 2018

Authors: Milbrath, L. R. & Davis, A. S. & Biazzo, J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Demographic matrix modelling of invasive plant populations can be a powerful tool to identify life stage transitions for targeted disruption, in order...

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The effectiveness of classical biological control of invasive plants.

Published online: 19 Dec 2012

Authors: Clewley, G. D. & Eschen, R. & Shaw, R. H. & Wright, D. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Invasive alien plants have serious economic and ecological impacts, for example, by displacing native plants and invertebrates, and their management i...

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