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Fungal entomopathogens: new insights on their ecology
An important mechanism for insect pest control should be the use of fungal entomopathogens. Even though these organisms have been studied for more than 100 y, their effective use in the field remains… Expand
Bizarre interactions and endgames: entomopathogenic fungi and their arthropod hosts.
- H. Roy, D. C. Steinkraus, J. Eilenberg, A. Hajek, J. Pell
- Biology, Medicine
- Annual review of entomology
Invertebrate pathogens and their hosts are taxonomically diverse. Despite this, there is one unifying concept relevant to all such parasitic associations: Both pathogen and host adapt to maximize… Expand
Harmonia axyridis in Europe: spread and distribution of a non-native coccinellid
Native to Asia, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is considered an invasive alien ladybird in Europe and North America, where it was widely introduced as a biological control… Expand
Understanding citizen science and environmental monitoring: final report on behalf of UK Environmental Observation Framework
Citizen science can broadly be defined as the involvement of volunteers in science. Over the past decade there has been a rapid increase in the number of citizen science initiatives. The breadth of… Expand
No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide
Although research on human-mediated exchanges of species has substantially intensified during the last centuries, we know surprisingly little about temporal dynamics of alien species accumulations… Expand
Intraguild predation involving Harmonia axyridis: a review of current knowledge and future perspectives
As an effective generalist predator of aphids and other hemipteran pests H. axyridis has been a successful biological control agent. However, the very functional traits that have contributed to its… Expand
Invasive alien predator causes rapid declines of native European ladybirds
Aim Invasive alien species (IAS) are recognized as major drivers of biodiversity loss, but few causal relationships between IAS and species declines have been documented. In this study, we compare… Expand
Harmonia axyridis in Great Britain: analysis of the spread and distribution of a non-native coccinellid
Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is native to Asia, and was widely introduced as a biocontrol agent of aphids and coccids in Europe and North America. In Europe H. axyridis is… Expand
Decline in native ladybirds in response to the arrival of Harmonia axyridis: early evidence from England
1. Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is an invasive non‐native ladybird in Europe, where it was introduced as a biological control agent of aphids and coccids.
Ecological genetics of invasive alien species
There is growing realisation that integrating genetics and ecology is critical in the context of biological invasions, since the two are explicitly linked. So far, the focus of ecological genetics of… Expand