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Sex wars and alien invaders

Roy, Helen; Majerus, M. E. N.. 2009 Sex wars and alien invaders. [Lecture] In: Proceedings of the 1st meeting of IOBC WPRS study group Benefits and Risks of Exotic Biological Control Agents, Engelberg, Switzerland, 6-10 September 2009.

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Abstract/Summary

Professor Michael Majerus (Mike) was renowned for his work on evolutionary ecology. The charismatic Coccinellidae provided the focus for much of his work. Mike was an inspirational mentor, always willing to share his expertise and ideas. In 1997 I met with Mike for the first time and it was the beginning of a wonderful collaboration. Mike was particularly fascinated with sex ratio distortion and more specifically ultraselfish endosymbionts such as Wolbachia. In this tribute to Mike I tell the story of my sabbatical leave with Mike working on the interactions between male-killers and a pathogenic fungus and the distraction of the arrival the alien invader, Harmonia axyridis.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Lecture)
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Biodiversity > BD Topic 2 - Ecological Processes in the Environment > BD - 2.1 - Interactions ... structure ecosystems and their functioning
CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Biodiversity > BD Topic 2 - Ecological Processes in the Environment > BD - 2.3 - Identify indicators and traits of ecosystem status ...
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
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Subsequently published as a chapter in: Proceedings of the first meeting on “Harmonia axyridis and other ladybirds”
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Zoology
Date made live: 18 Feb 2010 14:53
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/8336

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