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Titel: Trophic and Guild Interactions in Biological...
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Contributing Authors. Preface. 1. The influence of intraguild predation on the suppression of a shared prey population: an empirical reassessment; J.A. Rosenheim and J.P. Harmon. 2. Intraguild predation usually does not disrupt biological control; A. Janssen et al. 3. Multiple predator interactions and food-web connectance: implications for biological control; R.F. Denno and D.L. Finke. 4. Inter-guild influences on intra-guild predation in plant-feeding omnivores; D.R. Gillespie and B.D. Roitberg. 5. Trophic and guild interactions and the influence of multiple species on disease; M.B. Thomas et al. 6. Intra- and interspecific interactions among parasitoids: mechanisms, outcomes and biological control; G. Boivin and J. Brodeur. 7. Indirect effects, apparent competition and biological control; F.J.F. van Veen et al. 8. Ant-hemipteran mutualisms: keystone interactions that alter food web dynamics and influence plant fitness; M.D. Eubanks and J.D. Styrsky. 9. Interspecific competition among natural enemies and single versus multiple introductions in biological control; N. Mills. 10. Experimental approaches to understanding the relationship between predator biodiversity and biological control; C.S. Straub and W.E. Snyder. Index. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_1402047665
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. It is the first book on trophic and guild interactions to make the link to biological control, and is compiled by internationally recognized scientists who have combined their expertise.
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.
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