Search

All content is free for everyone to browse, read and share. You’ll find peer-reviewed journal articles and non-peer reviewed grey literature. Type keywords into the search box or use the filtering options below to browse the content.

Filter by...

Showing 212 results

The impact of predator control on lapwing Vanellus vanellus breeding success on wet grassland nature reserves.

Published online: 18 Jul 2007

Authors: Bolton, M. & Tyler, G. & Smith, K. & Bamford, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Whilst the widespread declines in breeding grassland waders in many parts of Europe have been associated with changes in agriculture, there is concern...

Read more

Models for pest control using predator release, habitat management and pesticide release in combination.

Published online: 01 Jan 1983

Authors: Barclay, H. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A model of a 2 life-stage pest species is presented for determining the feasibility of control by means of predator release, habitat management and pe...

Read more

Functional and numerical responses do not always indicate the most effective predator for biological control: an analysis of two predators in a two-prey system.

Published online: 11 Sep 2002

Authors: Lester, P. J. & Harmsen, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

1. Functional and numerical responses are key components in the selection of predators for biological control. We examined the relevance of these resp...

Read more

Organic fertilisation enhances generalist predators and suppresses aphid growth in the absence of specialist predators.

Published online: 23 Jul 2021

Authors: Aguilera Guillermo & Riggi Laura & Miller Kirsten & Roslin Tomas & Bommarco Riccardo

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Biological control by natural enemies is a valuable ecosystem service. The predator community in a crop field is a combination of predators dwelling i...

Read more

Reversing the effects of evolutionary prey naiveté through controlled predator exposure.

Published online: 21 Jul 2020

Authors: Ross, A. K. & Letnic, M. & Blumstein, D. T. & Moseby, K. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Inappropriate anti-predator responses (naiveté) towards introduced predators is a key factor contributing to the extinction and endangerment of prey s...

Read more

Learned predators enhance biological control via organizational upward and trophic top-down cascades.

Published online: 05 Apr 2021

Authors: Schausberger, P. & Çekin, D. & Litin, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Learning is a behavioural change based on memory of previous experiences and a ubiquitous phenomenon in animals. Learning effects are commonly life-st...

Read more

Beneficial links for the control of aphids: the effects of compost applications on predators and prey.

Published online: 29 Oct 2008

Authors: Bell, J. R. & Traugott, M. & Sunderland, K. D. & Skirvin, D. J. & Mead, A. & Kravar-Garde, L. & Reynolds, K. & Fenlon, J. S. & Symondson, W. O. C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Polyphagous predators, such as spiders and beetles, perform a fundamental ecosystem service as regulators of agricultural pests, particularly aphids. ...

Read more

Predator control may not increase ungulate populations in the future: a formal meta-analysis.

Published online: 17 Aug 2021

Authors: Clark, T. J. & Hebblewhite, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Human-dominated landscapes are being recolonized by large carnivores, thereby increasing conflicts worldwide via predation of livestock and harvested ...

Read more

Effects of predator control on behaviour of an apex predator and indirect consequences for mesopredator suppression.

Published online: 19 Dec 2012

Authors: Brook, L. A. & Johnson, C. N. & Ritchie, E. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Apex predators can benefit ecosystems through top-down control of mesopredators and herbivores. However, apex predators are often subject to lethal co...

Read more

Multiple factors, including arena size, shape the functional responses of ladybird beetles.

Published online: 07 Nov 2018

Authors: Uiterwaal, S. F. & Delong, J. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Functional response studies are often used to determine the suitability of predators as biocontrol agents. Ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae...

Read more