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Title Trophic and guild interactions in biological control / edited by Jacques Brodeur and Guy Boivin
Published Dordrecht : Springer, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (x, 249 pages) : illustrations
Series Progress in biological control ; 3.
Contents The influence of intraguild predation on the suppression of a shared prey populations : an empirical reassessment / Jay A. Rosenheim and Jason P. Harmon -- Intraguild predation usually does not disrupt biological control / Arne Janssen [and others] -- Multiple predator interactions and food-web connectance : implications for biological control / Robert F. Denno and Deborah L. Finke -- Inter-guild influences on intra-guild predation in plant-feeding omnivores / D.R. Gillespie and B.D. Roitberg -- Trophic and guild interactions and the influence of multiple species on disease / Matt B. Thomas, Steve P. Arthurs and Emma L. Watson -- Intra- and interspecific interactions among parasitoids : mechanisms, outcomes and biological control / Guy Boivin and Jacques Brodeur -- Indirect effects, apparent competition and biological control / F.J. Frank van Veen, Jane Memmott and H. Charles J. Godfray -- Ant-hemipteran mutualisms : keystone interactions that alter food web dynamics and influence plant fitness / Micky D. Eubanks and John D. Styrsky -- Interspecific competition among natural enemies and single versus multiple introductions in biological control / Nick Mills -- Experimental approaches to understanding the relationship between predator biodiversity and biological control / Cory S. Straub and William E. Snyder
Summary This volume explores modern concepts of trophic and guild interactions among natural enemies in natural and agricultural ecosystems - a field that has become a hot topic in ecology and biological control over the past decade. Internationally recognized scientists have combined their expertise and passion to examine how species interactions between biological control agents, such as competition, predation, parasitism, disease infection, mutualism, and omnivory affect arthropod population dynamics and the outcome of biological control. The common approach is the use of ecological theory to better interpret the prevalence, nature and outcome of trophic and guild interactions and, from a more applied perspective, to gain a comprehensive understanding of how and when to use biological control
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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In Springer eBooks
Subject Food chains (Ecology)
Herbivores -- Predators of -- Control
Predatory animals -- Biological control
Food supply.
Pests -- Biological control.
Biological pest control agents.
Competition (Biology)
Food Supply
Food Chain
Biological Control Agents
Pest Control, Biological
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- General.
Herbivores -- Predators of -- Control.
Predatory animals -- Biological control.
Agents de lutte biologique.
Chaînes alimentaires (Écologie)
Compétition (Biologie)
Food chains (Ecology)
Sciences de la vie.
Pests -- Biological control
Food supply
Competition (Biology)
Biological pest control agents
Food chains (Ecology)
Form Electronic book
Author Brodeur, Jacques.
Boivin, Guy.
LC no. 2007425056
ISBN 9781402047671