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Organic management in apple orchards: higher impacts on biological control than on pollination.

Published online: 29 May 2019

Authors: Porcel, M. & Andersson, G. K. S. & Pålsson, J. & Tasin, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Intensive agricultural management negatively affects both natural enemies of pests and pollinators. Such management also has the potential to adversel...

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The contribution of semi-natural habitats to biological control is dependent on sentinel prey type.

Published online: 09 Dec 2020

Authors: McHugh, N. M. & Moreby, S. & Lof, M. E. & Werf, W. van der & Holland, J. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

It is widely recognized that landscape factors affect the biological control of weed seeds and insect pests in arable crops, but landscape effects hav...

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Classical biological control and apparent competition: evaluating a waterhyacinth invaded community module.

Published online: 26 Dec 2020

Authors: Tipping, P. W. & Smith, M. C. & Lake, E. C. & Minteer, C. R. & Goode, A. B. C. & Foley, J. R. & Gettys, L. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The scope and complexity of interactions within community food webs necessitates their simplification to a community module scale for conducting empir...

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Modelling the effects of plant species on biocontrol effectiveness in ornamental nursery crops.

Published online: 11 Sep 2002

Authors: Skirvin, D. J. & Williams, M. E. de C. & Fenlon, J. S. & Sunderland, K. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

1. The development of biological control strategies for ornamental crops is challenging due to the high diversity of crops grown and zero tolerance to...

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Evaluating the impact of a biological control agent Carmenta mimosa on the woody wetland weed Mimosa pigra in Australia.

Published online: 04 Jan 2006

Authors: Paynter, Q.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Evaluation of the success of biological control agents is essential to improve the efficiency and safety of future programmes. This study assessed the...

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Teretrius nigrescens against larger grain borer Prostephanus truncatus in African maize stores: biological control at work?

Published online: 21 May 2003

Authors: Holst, N. & Meikle, W. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Following the accidental introduction of the bostrichid beetle Prostephanus truncatus into East and West Africa around 1980, a classical biological co...

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Why does Dasineura dielsi-induced galling of Acacia cyclops not impede vegetative growth?

Published online: 04 Mar 2009

Authors: Moseley, C. T. & Cramer, M. D. & Kleinjan, C. A. & Hoffmann, J. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Conventionally, agent host specificity has been the major concern in the selection of prospective agents for biological control of weeds. However, sub...

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Invasion landscapes as social-ecological systems: role of social factors in invasive plant species control.

Published online: 29 Oct 2021

Authors: Yletyinen, J. & Perry, G. L. W. & Burge, O. R. & Mason, N. W. H. & Stahlmann-Brown, P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: People and Nature

Biological invasions are a major threat to biodiversity and human well-being. Scientists and environmental managers typically seek ecological solution...

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Enhancing ecosystem services in apple orchards.

Published online: 27 Apr 2021

Published by: British Ecological Society

Content type: Blog

This paper presents the results of a field study conducted in Spain, to evaluate the effectiveness of installing nest boxes for insectivorous birds in...

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Using selective food plants to maximize biological control of vineyard pests.

Published online: 12 Jul 2006

Authors: Begum, M. & Gurr, G. M. & Wratten, S. D. & Hedberg, P. R. & Nicol, H. I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Habitat manipulation is important for enhancing biological control of arthropod pests, but identification of selective food plants that benefit only n...

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