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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2012

Aphids and their natural enemies are differently affected by habitat features at local and landscape scales

Caballero-Lopez, B.; Bommarco, R.; Blanco-Moreno, J. M.; Sans, F. X.; Pujade-Villar, J.; Rundlof, M.; Smith, H. G.

Abstract

Our results suggest higher densities of generalist predators with increasing PAL Nonetheless, the greater abundance of coccinellids and carabid beetles in cereal fields embedded in simple landscapes does not necessarily imply better pest control since natural enemies may compete, thereby limiting their ability to control pests. (C) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Keywords

Cereal aphids; Aphid-predator interaction; Biological control; Specialist predators; Generalist predators; Landscape complexity

Published in

Biological Control
2012, Volume: 63, number: 2, pages: 222-229
Publisher: ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Ecology

    Publication identifier

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2012.03.012

    Permanent link to this page (URI)

    https://res.slu.se/id/publ/40408