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Variation in the effectiveness of symbiotic associations between native rhizobia and temperate Australian legumes: interactions within and between genera.

Published online: 26 Apr 2000

Authors: Thrall, P. H. & Burdon, J. J. & Woods, M. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Tests of the effectiveness of rhizobia isolated from several common Acacia species showed significant variation among host populations in plant growth...

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Trade-offs in parasitism efficiency and brood size mediate parasitoid coexistence, with implications for biological control of the invasive emerald ash borer.

Published online: 23 Sep 2015

Authors: Wang XiaoYi & Jennings, D. E. & Duan, J. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Parasitoids often are selected for use as biological control agents because of their high host specificity, yet such host specificity can result in st...

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Field-based ecological studies to assess prospective biological control agents for invasive alien plants: an example from giant rat's tail grass.

Published online: 25 May 2021

Authors: Sutton, G. F. & Canavan, K. & Day, M. D. & Paterson, I. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Biological control (biocontrol) of invasive alien plants is a widely utilised weed management tool. Prospective biocontrol agents are typically assess...

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Specificity within bird-parasite-parasitoid food webs: a novel approach for evaluating potential biological control agents of the avian vampire fly.

Published online: 07 Oct 2022

Authors: Ramirez, I. E. & Causton, C. E. & Gutierrez, G. A. & Mosquera, D. A. & Piedrahita, P. & Heimpel, G. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Quantitative food web analyses can provide insights into the specificity of consumers such as herbivores, parasites and parasitoids. Understanding suc...

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Forest management and regional tree composition drive the host preference of saproxylic beetle communities.

Published online: 10 Jun 2015

Authors: Müller, J. & Wende, B. & Strobl, C. & Eugster, M. & Gallenberger, I. & Floren, A. & Steffan-Dewenter, I. & Linsenmair, K. E. & Weisser, W. W. & Gossner, M. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Among saproxylic beetles, many early colonizers prefer particular host species. Ranking of preferred hosts of local saproxylic beetle communities is c...

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Insect seed predators and environmental change.

Published online: 10 Dec 2008

Authors: Lewis, O. T. & Gripenberg, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The seed-to-seedling transition may be a critical stage in determining the dynamics of plant populations. Insects which kill seeds either before or af...

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Impacts of a weed biocontrol agent on recovery from water stress in a target and a non-target Hypericum species.

Published online: 21 May 2003

Authors: Willis, A. J. & Berentson, P. R. & Ash, J. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Biological control agents that impact on non-target native species have limited desirability. Aculus hyperici was introduced into Australia to help co...

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Biological control of cactus weeds: implications of hybridization between control agent biotypes.

Published online: 19 Feb 2003

Authors: Hoffmann, J. H. & Impson, F. A. C. & Volchansky, C. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Results of recent research on Dactylopius opuntiae, a biological control agent for cactus weeds (Opuntia spp.) in South Africa and elsewhere, challeng...

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A large-scale comparison of conventional and molecular methods for the evaluation of host-parasitoid associations in non-target risk-assessment studies.

Published online: 23 Apr 2008

Authors: Gariepy, T. & Kuhlmann, U. & Gillott, C. & Erlandson, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Accurate identification of natural enemies is the cornerstone of biological control, and methods that can separate closely related species are essenti...

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An innovative approach combining metabarcoding and ecological interaction networks for selecting candidate biological control agents.

Published online: 24 Dec 2021

Authors: Ollivier, M. & Lesieur, V. & Tavoillot, J. & Bénetière, F. & Tixier, M. S. & Martin, J. F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Classical biological control (CBC) can be used to decrease the density of invasive species to below an acceptable ecological and economic threshold. N...

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