The potential for indirect effects between a weed, one of its biocontrol agents and native herbivores: A food web approach

@inproceedings{Willis2005ThePF,
  title={The potential for indirect effects between a weed, one of its biocontrol agents and native herbivores: A food web approach},
  author={Anthony James Willis and J. V. W. Memmott},
  year={2005}
}
The safety of biological control is a contentious issue. We suggest that constructing and analyzing food webs may be a valuable addition to standard biological control research techniques, as they oVer a means of assessing the post-release safety of control agents. Using preliminary data to demonstrate the value of food webs in biocontrol programs, we quantiWed the extent to which a key agent has inWltrated natural communities in Australia and, potentially, impacted on non-target species. Using… CONTINUE READING
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