8. Scale Effects in Biodiversity and Biological Control: Methods and Statistical Analysis

  1. Geoff M. Gurr8,
  2. Steve D. Wratten9,
  3. William E. Snyder10 and
  4. Donna M. Y. Read11
  1. Christoph Scherber1,
  2. Blas Lavandero2,
  3. Katrin M. Meyer3,
  4. David Perovic4,
  5. Ute Visser5,
  6. Kerstin Wiegand6 and
  7. Teja Tscharntke7

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118231838.ch8

Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

How to Cite

Scherber, C., Lavandero, B., Meyer, K. M., Perovic, D., Visser, U., Wiegand, K. and Tscharntke, T. (2012) Scale Effects in Biodiversity and Biological Control: Methods and Statistical Analysis, 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.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 8

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

  2. 9

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

  3. 10

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

  4. 11

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Georg-August-University Goettingen, Department of Crop Science, Agroecology, Grisebachstr. 6, D-37077 Goettingen, Germany

  2. 2

    Instituto de Biologia Vegetal y Biotecnolgia, University of Talca, 2 Norte 685, Talca, Chile, Fax : 56-71-200-276, Fono : 56-71-200-280, 200-Talca, Chile

  3. 3

    Department of Ecosystem Modelling, Büsgen-Institut, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Büsgenweg 4, 37077 Göttingen, Germany

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

    Georg-August-University, Grisebachstr. 6, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany

  6. 6

    University of Goettingen, Büsgenweg 4, 37077, Göttingen, Germany

  7. 7

    Department of Crop Sciences, Georg-August-University, Grisebachstr. 6, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany

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:

  • scale effects in biodiversity and biological control;
  • biological control, different spatial scales;
  • laboratory to field, upscaling problems;
  • field methods, landscape-scale patterns;
  • rare-earth labeling, spatial population dynamics;
  • tracking insects, in agricultural landscapes;
  • landscape scale, biological control study;
  • observational, experimental approaches;
  • grid-based landscape sampling, for modelling

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and definitions of Scale

  • From the laboratory to the Field: Upscaling Problems

  • Field Methods for Understanding Landscape-Scale Patterns

  • Design and Statistical Analysis of Large-Scale Biological Control

  • Modelling Scale Effects in Biological Control

  • Conclusions

  • References