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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Bioecology of Psyttalia concolor (Szépligeti) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and management strategies to increase biological control of the olive fruit fly.
Research Areas
  • Entomology
The community of natural enemies that inhabits agroecosystems is complex mainly due to multiple trophic interactions established among them and their target prey/hosts. Several factors can influence the efficiency of natural enemies as biological control agents, such as the occurrence of preferred food items, supplementary food resources, shelters, agricultural practices or landscapes. In this book, scientists present recent studies in regards to the identification, protection strategies and impacts of agricultural practices on important groups of natural enemies. This core focus includes specific studies on predatory species (e.g., mites, spiders, anthocorids, nabids, carabids, and coccinellids) as well as parasitoid species (hymenopterans). The different chapters present new approaches towards the conservation of natural enemies in agroecosystems, and discuss the effects of climate change and agricultural practices on biodiversity, life history and movement of natural enemies.
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Nova Science Publishers
Book title
Natural Enemies: Identification, Protection Strategies and Ecological Impacts
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  • Autor: Lara A. Pinheiro (Polytechnic Institute of Bragança)
  • Autor: Maria Pilar Medina Velez (UPM)
  • Autor: Bento Albino (Polytechnic Institute of Bragança)
  • Autor: José Alberto Pereira (Polytechnic Institute of Bragança)
  • Autor: Sonia A. P. Santos (Polytechnic Institute of Bragança)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Manejo Integrado de Plagas
  • Departamento: Producción Agraria
S2i 2020 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)