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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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Natural vegetation benefits synergistic control of the three main insect and pathogen pests of a fruit crop in southern Africa.

Published online: 29 Jul 2015

Authors: Henri, D. C. & Jones, O. & Tsiattalos, A. & Thébault, E. & Seymour, C. L. & Veen, F. J. F. van

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Most studies of the potential for natural habitat to improve agricultural productivity have been conducted in transformed, temperate regions, but litt...

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Benefits of increased cover crop diversity for predators and biological pest control depend on the landscape context.

Published online: 30 Sep 2021

Authors: Beaumelle, L. & Auriol, A. & Grasset, M. & Pavy, A. & Thiéry, D. & Rusch, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Ecological Solutions and Evidence

1. Increasing plant diversity in agricultural systems is a promising way to balance food production and biodiversity conservation. Biological pest con...

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Ecological requirements drive the variable responses of wheat pests and natural enemies to the landscape context.

Published online: 16 Feb 2022

Authors: González, E. & Bianchi, F. J. J. A. & Eckerter, P. W. & Pfaff, V. & Weiler, S. & Entling, M. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Semi-natural habitats (SNH) are considered essential for pest-suppressive landscapes, but their influence on crop pests and natural enemies can be hig...

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Effects of predator specialization, host plant and climate on biological control of aphids by natural enemies: a meta-analysis.

Published online: 13 Feb 2013

Authors: Diehl, E. & Sereda, E. & Wolters, V. & Birkhofer, K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Aphids are among the most severe invertebrate pests of crops and cause high economic losses. The control of aphids by natural enemies is an essential ...

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Organic management in apple orchards: higher impacts on biological control than on pollination.

Published online: 29 May 2019

Authors: Porcel, M. & Andersson, G. K. S. & Pålsson, J. & Tasin, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Intensive agricultural management negatively affects both natural enemies of pests and pollinators. Such management also has the potential to adversel...

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Forest cover and proximity decrease herbivory and increase crop yield via enhanced natural enemies in soybean fields.

Published online: 23 Nov 2020

Authors: González, E. & Landis, D. A. & Knapp, M. & Valladares, G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Non-crop habitats are essential for sustaining biodiversity of beneficial arthropods in agricultural landscapes, which can increase ecosystem services...

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Bioindication using trap-nesting bees and wasps and their natural enemies: community structure and interactions.

Published online: 17 Mar 1999

Authors: Tscharntke, T. & Gathmann, A. & Steffan-Dewenter, I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Results from four field studies conducted in Germany showed that communities of trap-nesting bees and wasps (Vespidae) and their natural enemies are p...

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Fallowing did not disrupt invertebrate fauna in Philippine low-pesticide irrigated rice fields.

Published online: 26 May 2010

Authors: Schoenly, K. G. & Cohen, J. E. & Heong KongLuen & Litsinger, J. A. & Barrion, A. T. & Arida, G. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Fallowing, a type of rotation where no crop is grown, deprives insect pests of food. In tropical irrigated rice, it is not known whether fallow period...

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Tailored flower strips promote natural enemy biodiversity and pest control in potato crops.

Published online: 03 Aug 2016

Authors: Tschumi, M. & Albrecht, M. & Collatz, J. & Dubsky, V. & Entling, M. H. & Najar-Rodriguez, A. J. & Jacot, K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Sown flower strips are increasingly implemented within agri-environment schemes (AES) to increase functional biodiversity and ecosystem services such ...

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