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Type of fitness cost influences the rate of evolution of resistance to transgenic Bt crops.

Published online: 28 Sep 2016

Authors: Hackett, S. C. & Bonsall, M. B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The evolution of resistance to pesticides by insect pests is a significant challenge for sustainable agriculture. For transgenic crops expressing Baci...

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Insect seed predators and environmental change.

Published online: 10 Dec 2008

Authors: Lewis, O. T. & Gripenberg, S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The seed-to-seedling transition may be a critical stage in determining the dynamics of plant populations. Insects which kill seeds either before or af...

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Crop domestication creates a refuge from parasitism for a native moth.

Published online: 07 Feb 2007

Authors: Chen, Y. H. & Welter, S. C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Insect herbivores are generally more abundant in agroecosystems than in natural ecosystems. One possible cause is that artificial selection of crop pl...

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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. ...

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Connectivity and succession of open structures as a key to sustaining light-demanding biodiversity in deciduous forests.

Published online: 28 Dec 2021

Authors: Kozel, P. & Sebek, P. & Platek, M. & Benes, J. & Zapletal, M. & Dvorsky, M. & Lanta, V. & Dolezal, J. & Bace, R. & Zbuzek, B. & Cizek, L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

European forests are facing a rapid decline in light-demanding biota. This has prompted active interventions to re-establish and maintain partial habi...

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Local-scale attributes determine the suitability of woodland creation sites for Diptera.

Published online: 21 Nov 2018

Authors: Fuller, L. & Fuentes-Montemayor, E. & Watts, K. & Macgregor, N. A. & Bitenc, K. & Park, K. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

New native woodlands are typically created in a small and isolated configuration, potentially reducing their value as a resource for biodiversity. The...

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Attract and reward: combining chemical ecology and habitat manipulation to enhance biological control in field crops.

Published online: 15 Jun 2011

Authors: Simpson, M. & Gurr, G. M. & Simmons, A. T. & Wratten, S. D. & James, D. G. & Leeson, G. & Nicol, H. I. & Orre-Gordon, G. U. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

An increase in pesticide resistance in many pest species is promoting interest in biological control. Much remains to be learned about natural enemy i...

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Biodiversity in west African parklands promotes pollination of shea.

Published online: 16 Sep 2020

Authors: Delaney, A.

Content type: Blog

This paper explores the ecological and economic importance of the pollination services of shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) trees in West African parklands. ...

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Benefits of increased cover crop diversity for predators and biological pest control depend on the landscape context.

Published online: 30 Sep 2021

Authors: Beaumelle, L. & Auriol, A. & Grasset, M. & Pavy, A. & Thiéry, D. & Rusch, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Ecological Solutions and Evidence

1. Increasing plant diversity in agricultural systems is a promising way to balance food production and biodiversity conservation. Biological pest con...

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Emerging viral disease risk to pollinating insects: ecological, evolutionary and anthropogenic factors.

Published online: 01 Apr 2015

Authors: Manley, R. & Boots, M. & Wilfert, L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The potential for infectious pathogens to spillover and emerge from managed populations to wildlife communities is poorly understood, but ecological, ...

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