2. The Ecology of Biodiversity–Biocontrol Relationships

  1. Geoff M. Gurr2,
  2. Steve D. Wratten3,
  3. William E. Snyder4 and
  4. Donna M. Y. Read5
  1. William E. Snyder4 and
  2. Jason M. Tylianakis1

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118231838.ch2

Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

How to Cite

Snyder, W. E. and Tylianakis, J. M. (2012) The Ecology of Biodiversity–Biocontrol Relationships, in Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management (eds G. M. Gurr, S. D. Wratten, W. E. Snyder and D. M. Y. Read), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118231838.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation (Charles Sturt University and NSW Department of Primary Industries), PO Box 883 Orange, NSW 2800, Australia

  2. 3

    Bio-Protection Research Centre, PO Box 84, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand

  3. 4

    Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99163, USA

  4. 5

    Charles Sturt University, PO Box 883 Orange, New South Wales, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

  2. 4

    Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99163, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470656860

Online ISBN: 9781118231838

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Keywords:

  • biodiversity–biocontrol ecology;
  • trophic cascades, plants, herbivores, natural enemies;
  • ecosystems, three trophic levels and GWH;
  • predator biodiversity, herbivore suppression;
  • biodiversity–biocontrol mechanisms;
  • neutral biodiversity–biocontrol relationships;
  • impacts of multiple predator species;
  • non-trophic, enemy biodiversity effects;
  • prey diversity on predator impacts;
  • food webs, and trophic interactions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Trophic Cascades

  • Mechanisms Underlying Biodiversity–Biocontrol Relationships

  • Non-Trophic Enemy Biodiversity Effects

  • The Underappreciated Role of the Second Component of Biodiversity: Evenness

  • Effects of Prey Diversity on Predator Impacts

  • Biodiversity and Stability

  • Food Webs: Putting Trophic Interactions in their Place

  • Conclusions

  • References