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Landscape-level crop diversity benefits biological pest control.

Published online: 07 Nov 2018

Authors: Redlich, S. & Martin, E. A. & Steffan-Dewenter, I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Landscape-level crop diversification is a promising tool for ecological intensification, whereby biodiversity and ecosystem services are enhanced, and...

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Trade-offs in parasitism efficiency and brood size mediate parasitoid coexistence, with implications for biological control of the invasive emerald ash borer.

Published online: 23 Sep 2015

Authors: Wang XiaoYi & Jennings, D. E. & Duan, J. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Parasitoids often are selected for use as biological control agents because of their high host specificity, yet such host specificity can result in st...

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Effectiveness of vole control by owls in apple orchards.

Published online: 18 Dec 2019

Authors: Murano, C. & Kasahara, S. & Kudo, S. & Inada, A. & Sato, S. & Watanabe, K. & Azuma, N.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Biological pest control is gaining greater acceptance as an important part of integrated pest management for sustainable agriculture. However, knowled...

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Modelling the interaction of cotton and the cotton boll weevil. II. Boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) in Brazil.

Published online: 07 Dec 1991

Authors: Gutierrez, A. P. & Santos, W. J. dos & Pizzamiglio, M. A. & Villacorta, A. M. & Ellis, C. K. & Fernandes, C. A. P. & Tutida, I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A population dynamics model of the field biology of the curculionid Anthonomus grandis under Brazilian conditions was linked to a model for cotton gro...

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Foxes, rabbits, alternative prey and rabbit calicivirus disease: consequences of a new biological control agent for an outbreaking species in Australia.

Published online: 10 Oct 1998

Authors: Pech, R. P. & Hood, G. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

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Great tits can reduce caterpillar damage in apple orchards.

Published online: 19 Feb 2003

Authors: Mols, C. M. M. & Visser, M. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The potential contribution of vertebrate predators to biological control in orchards has been largely overlooked to date. A few studies have shown tha...

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Biological control of cactus weeds: implications of hybridization between control agent biotypes.

Published online: 19 Feb 2003

Authors: Hoffmann, J. H. & Impson, F. A. C. & Volchansky, C. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Results of recent research on Dactylopius opuntiae, a biological control agent for cactus weeds (Opuntia spp.) in South Africa and elsewhere, challeng...

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Conservation tillage mitigates the negative effect of landscape simplification on biological control.

Published online: 03 Feb 2016

Authors: Tamburini, G. & Simone, S. de & Sigura, M. & Boscutti, F. & Marini, L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Biological pest control is a key ecosystem service, and it depends on multiple factors acting from the local to the landscape scale. However, the effe...

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A spatial model for the successful biological control of Sitona discoideus by Microctonus aethiopoides.

Published online: 04 Jul 2001

Authors: Kean, J. M. & Barlow, N. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A new model for the biological control of the pest weevil Sitona discoideus by the parasitoid Microctonus aethiopoides is presented. Based on an earli...

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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...

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