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It should be possible to design agroecosystems to reduce the severity of insect pest problems. Ecological theory about stability should be relevant wh...Read more
Biological control of crop pests is a major ecosystem service affected by several variables acting at multiple spatial scales. Among these variables, ...Read more
Ecological intensification in croplands aims to enhance biodiversity-based ecosystem services, helping to increase yield while reducing agricultural e...Read more
Continual effort is needed to reduce the impact of exotic species in the context of increased globalization. Any innovation in this respect would be a...Read more
These proceedings of the second half of a symposium on the subject of evaluation of biological control agents, held during the Fourteenth Internationa...Read more
Many invasive species are introduced by trade, and there is a need for studies of pre-emptive measures to lower the risk of introductions, as post-est...Read more
Increasing natural pest control in agricultural fields is an important aim of ecological intensification. Combined effects of landscape context and lo...Read more
Polyphagous predators, such as spiders and beetles, perform a fundamental ecosystem service as regulators of agricultural pests, particularly aphids. ...Read more
Insectivorous birds are increasingly recognized for the crucial pest control services they provide to agroecosystems. While both the foraging activity...Read more
Theoretical studies have presented conflicting conclusions about the value of introducing multiple parasitoid species to control insect pests, dependi...Read more