Increasing floral diversity for selective enhancement of biological control agents: A double-edged sward?

@inproceedings{Lavandero2006IncreasingFD,
  title={Increasing floral diversity for selective enhancement of biological control agents: A double-edged sward?},
  author={I Blas Lavandero and Steve D. Wratten and Raphael K. Didham and Geoff M Gurr},
  year={2006}
}
Summary Floral resource subsidies can have differential effects on insect herbivores compared with the herbivores’ natural enemies. While the nectar of many plant species enhances parasitoid fitness, it may also increase damage by herbivores. This may occur as a result of enhanced herbivore fitness or by enhancing fourth-trophic-level processes, possibly disrupting a trophic cascade as a result. The responses of different arthropod guilds to different floral resource subsidies were compared… CONTINUE READING

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