Synthesis agrobiodiversity - conservation and functionality

J. Noordijk, J. Bruin, P. van Rijn

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Abstract

Biodiversity, including that of insects, should be preserve or even enhanced for its own sake, sometimes encouraged by international organizations. In agricultural areas an additional reason for its conservation is the ecological services it can provide to agriculture, including the natural control of crop pests. In this special issue of Entomologische Berichten studies focusing on each of the two aims are discussed. With special attention for the anthropod groups that play a role in pest control. Both aims can partly rely on conserving and improving the network of non-productive landscape elements, but for certain goals and insect groups specific measures will be required
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-283
JournalEntomologische Berichten
Volume67
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • insects
  • pest control
  • agricultural entomology
  • natural enemies
  • habitats
  • predators of insect pests
  • feeding behaviour
  • netherlands
  • predator prey relationships
  • functional biodiversity
  • landscape elements
  • agro-biodiversity

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