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Alien arthropod predators and parasitoids: an ecological approach

Roy, Helen E.; De Clercq, Patrick; Lawson Handley, Lori; Poland, Remy; Sloggett, John J.; Wajnberg, Eric. 2011 Alien arthropod predators and parasitoids: an ecological approach. In: 2nd meeting of the IOBC/WPRS Working Group "Benefits and Risks of Exotic Biological Control Agents", Hluboka, Czech Republic, 30 October - 3 November 2011. (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

Invasive alien species (IAS) coupled with climate change have been referred to as a “deadly duo”. Until recently research on invasion biology has centred mainly on alien plants and vertebrates, despite the numerical dominance of alien arthropods. Arthropods are the largest group of IAS worldwide and many can play a beneficial role, particularly in controlling insect and mite pests. Indeed, 1590 terrestrial arthropod species have been identified as alien to Europe but only a fraction has been shown to cause either an ecological or economical impact, yet knowledge is severely limited by a paucity of data. The IOBC/WPRS Working Group “Benefits and Risks of Exotic Biological Control Agents” developed the theme of a special issue of BioControl to begin to address the limitations in understanding of this important research area. It represents a timely synthesis of current ecological knowledge and research on alien arthropod predators and parasitoids.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Biodiversity > BD Topic 1 - Observations, Patterns, and Predictions for Biodiversity > BD - 1.2 - Data collection systems to record and assess changes ...
CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Biodiversity > BD Topic 2 - Ecological Processes in the Environment > BD - 2.2 - Quantify the impact of invasive species, pathogens ...
CEH Sections: Pywell
NORA Subject Terms: Zoology
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 30 Jan 2012 10:53
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/16478

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