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Alien arthropod predators and parasitoids: an ecological approach

Roy, Helen E.; De Clercq, Patrick; Lawson Handley, Lori-Jayne; Poland, Remy L.; Sloggett, John J.; Wajnberg, Eric. 2013 Alien arthropod predators and parasitoids: an ecological approach. In: Sloggett, John J.; Brown, Peter M.J.; Roy, Helen E., (eds.) IOBC-WPRS Working Group “Benefits and Risks of Exotic Biological Control Agents”: proceedings of the second meeting at Hluboká, Czech Republic, 30th October - 3rd November 2011. Darmstadt, International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control of Noxious Animals and Plants, West Palearctic Regional Section (IOBC-WPRS), 45-47. (IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, v. 94).

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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 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 few have 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 - Book Section
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biodiversity
CEH Sections: Pywell
ISBN: 9789290672739
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 08 Oct 2013 14:15 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/503436

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