Species identity dominates the relationship between predator biodiversity and herbivore suppression.

  title={Species identity dominates the relationship between predator biodiversity and herbivore suppression.},
  author={Cory S. Straub and William E. Snyder},
  volume={87 2},
Agricultural pest suppression is an important ecosystem service that may be threatened by the loss of predator diversity. This has stimulated interest in the relationship between predator biodiversity and biological control. Multiple-predator studies have shown that predators may complement or interfere with one another, but few experiments have determined if the resulting effects on prey are caused by changes in predator abundance, identity, species richness, or some combination of these… CONTINUE READING
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