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Which prey sustains cold-adapted invertebrate generalist predators in arable land? Examining prey choices by molecular gut-content analysis.

Published online: 15 Jun 2011

Authors: Eitzinger, B. & Traugott, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Generalist predators such as carabid and cantharid beetles form an important component within natural enemy communities in arable land. Usually, preda...

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An assessment of the fungal conservation value of Hardcastle Crags (Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire) using NextGen DNA sequencing of soil samples.

Published online: 29 Oct 2021

Published by: Natural England

Authors: Griffiths, G. W. & Cavalli, O. & Detheridge, A. P.

Content type: Miscellaneous

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...

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Environmental DNA surveillance for invertebrate species: advantages and technical limitations to detect invasive crayfish Procambarus clarkii in freshwater ponds.

Published online: 06 Aug 2014

Authors: Tréguier, A. & Paillisson, J. M. & Dejean, T. & Valentini, A. & Schlaepfer, M. A. & Roussel, J. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The introduction of non-native species is a major threat to biodiversity. While eradication programs of well-established invaders are costly and hazar...

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Monitoring a Norwegian freshwater crayfish tragedy: eDNA snapshots of invasion, infection and extinction.

Published online: 21 Jul 2020

Authors: Strand, D. A. & Johnsen, S. I. & Rusch, J. C. & Agersnap, S. & Larsen, W. B. & Knudsen, S. W. & Møller, P. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The European noble crayfish Astacus astacus is threatened by crayfish plague caused by the oomycete Aphanomyces astaci, which is spread by the invasiv...

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An examination of the accuracy of a sequential PCR and sequencing test used to detect the incursion of an invasive species: the case of the red fox in Tasmania.

Published online: 10 Jun 2015

Authors: Ramsey, D. S. L. & MacDonald, A. J. & Quasim, S. & Barclay, C. & Sarre, S. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic tests are increasingly applied to the identification of wildlife. Yet rigorous verification is rare and the...

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An assessment of Culicoides surveillance techniques in northern Europe: have we underestimated a potential bluetongue virus vector?

Published online: 29 Oct 2008

Authors: Carpenter, S. & Szmaragd, C. & Barber, J. & Labuschagne, K. & Gubbins, S. & Mellor, P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Bluetongue virus (BTV), a pathogen of ruminants transmitted by Culicoides midges, has emerged dramatically across Europe since 1998. Surveillance of C...

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Detection of crayfish plague spores in large freshwater systems.

Published online: 02 Apr 2014

Authors: Strand, D. A. & Jussila, J. & Johnsen, S. I. & Viljamaa-Dirks, S. & Edsman, L. & Wiik-Nielsen, J. & Viljugrein, H. & Engdahl, F. & Vrålstad, T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Indigenous European freshwater crayfish (ICS) are threatened due to invasive North American freshwater crayfish that are natural carriers of Aphanomyc...

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Environmental DNA (eDNA) detects the invasive rusty crayfish Orconectes rusticus at low abundances.

Published online: 01 Jun 2016

Authors: Dougherty, M. M. & Larson, E. R. & Renshaw, M. A. & Gantz, C. A. & Egan, S. P. & Erickson, D. M. & Lodge, D. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Early detection is invaluable for the cost-effective control and eradication of invasive species, yet many traditional sampling techniques are ineffec...

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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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