Modelling and valuating the effects of landscape management on the ecosystem service of biological control - a spatial dynamic perspective

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Abstract

Biological control of crop pests is affected by a broad range of organisms which need a variety of resources in the crop and non-crop elements in the landscape to complete their life cycles. The effect of enemies on the population dynamics of pests depends on enemy density and diversity, and is critically affected by spatial and temporal scales. Recent studies illustrate how models can help to bridge those scales and quantify: (1) the relationship between sink-source distance in the landscape and time of colonization; (2) the relationship between time of colonization and enemy impact on pest population dynamics; (3) the relationship between enemy impacts, crop damage, and economic loss. Such models help to predict the effect of landscape and crop management on the effectiveness of ecosystem services. They are indispensible tools for integrating information across spatial and temporal scales, and translate ecological thinking into economic valuation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIOBC/WPRS Landscape management for functional biodiversity, Cambridge, UK, 29 June - 1 July 2010
EditorsJ. Holland, M. van Helden, W.A.H. Rossing, M. Poehling, W. van der Werf, A. Ferguson, C. Lavigne
Place of PublicationDarmstadt, Germany
PublisherIOBC/WPRS
Pages121-124
Volume56
ISBN (Print)9789290672302
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventIOBC/WPRS Working Group Landscape management for functional biodiversity, Cambridge -
Duration: 29 Jun 20101 Jul 2010

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ConferenceIOBC/WPRS Working Group Landscape management for functional biodiversity, Cambridge
Period29/06/101/07/10

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    van der Werf, W. (2010). Modelling and valuating the effects of landscape management on the ecosystem service of biological control - a spatial dynamic perspective. In J. Holland, M. van Helden, W. A. H. Rossing, M. Poehling, W. van der Werf, A. Ferguson, & C. Lavigne (Eds.), IOBC/WPRS Landscape management for functional biodiversity, Cambridge, UK, 29 June - 1 July 2010 (Vol. 56, pp. 121-124). IOBC/WPRS.