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Arthropod Natural Enemies in Arable Land, Volume 3: The Individual, the Population and the Community

Series: Arthropod Natural Enemies in Arable Land Volume: 3

Edited By: Wilf Powell

326 pages, Illus, figs, tabs

Aarhus University Press

Paperback | Dec 1997 | #48521 | ISBN: 8772886730
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This volume presents research and discussion papers which consider the analysis of population processes and modelling of the population dynamics related to beneficial predators and parasitoids in agroecosystems. Various papers are concerned with the influence of behaviour on population dynamics and the effectiveness of natural enemies in pest control, including the biological control of aphids by ladybird beetles; the effect of demethoate on ground beetles; and the ability of carabids to detect patches of their aphid prey. Other authors discuss pest/predator population dynamics; temporal density and activity fluctuations; climate change and population dynamics; simulation of population dynamics; analysis of spatial association between species; and the use of single-species spatially explicit models.


Biological control of aphids: the effectiveness of ladybird beetles is limited by their foraging behaviour; A semi-field method to assess the effect of dimethoate on the density and mobility of ground beetles (Carabidae); Movement patterns of Pterostichus cupreus and Nebria brevicollis in habitat patches with different vegetation structures; Spatial heterogeneity and predator searching behaviour - can carabids detect patches of their aphid prey?; The construction of a simulation model of the population dynamics of Lepthyphantes tenuis (Araneae: Linyphiidae) in an agroecosystem; Modelling dispersive spider populations in fragmented farmland; Density and activity density fluctuations of Oedothorax apicatus (Blackwall) in winter wheat in northern Germany; Climate change and aphid-coccinellid population dynamics; Simulation of population dynamics of woolly apple aphid and its natural enemies; Simulation of carabid beetle foraging and egg production; Discrimination of Belgian Sitobion avenae (f.) populations by means of RAPD-PCR; Spatial association for counts of two species; The use of single-species spatially explicit models; Modelling natural control of cereal aphids. I. The metabolic pool model, winter wheat, and cereal aphids; Modelling natural control of cereal aphids. II. The carabid Bembidion lampros; Modelling natural control of cereal aphids. III. Linyphiid spiders and coccinellids; Modelling natural control of cereal aphids. IV. Aphidiid and aphelinid parasitoids; Modelling natural control of cereal aphids V. Entomophthoralean fungi; Cereal aphid predation by the ladybird Coccinella septempunctata L. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) - Including its simulation in the model GTLAUS.

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