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Generalist predators such as carabid and cantharid beetles form an important component within natural enemy communities in arable land. Usually, preda...Read more
Soil samples were collected from 14 grassland areas (each ca. 900 m2) in the Hardcastle Crags area, near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire (Hollin Hall, C...Read more
The aim of this project was to generate evidence to inform best practise guidance for Natural England staff wishing to use DNA metabarcoding to identi...Read more
The introduction of non-native species is a major threat to biodiversity. While eradication programs of well-established invaders are costly and hazar...Read more
The European noble crayfish Astacus astacus is threatened by crayfish plague caused by the oomycete Aphanomyces astaci, which is spread by the invasiv...Read more
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic tests are increasingly applied to the identification of wildlife. Yet rigorous verification is rare and the...Read more
Bluetongue virus (BTV), a pathogen of ruminants transmitted by Culicoides midges, has emerged dramatically across Europe since 1998. Surveillance of C...Read more
Indigenous European freshwater crayfish (ICS) are threatened due to invasive North American freshwater crayfish that are natural carriers of Aphanomyc...Read more
Early detection is invaluable for the cost-effective control and eradication of invasive species, yet many traditional sampling techniques are ineffec...Read more
Accurate identification of natural enemies is the cornerstone of biological control, and methods that can separate closely related species are essenti...Read more