Université de Neuchâtel

Detecting arthropod intraguild predation in the field

Aebi, Alexandre ; Brown, Peter M. J ; De Clercq, Patrick ; Hautier, Louis ; Howe, Andy ; Ingels, Brecht ; Ravn, Hans-Peter ; Sloggett, John J ; Zindel, Renate ; Thomas, Alison

In: BioControl, 2011, vol. 56, no. 4, p. 429-440

The process of biological control carries a distinct risk that an alien biological control agent (BCA) will become established as an invasive alien species with an associated threat to the local ecosystem biodiversity. It is imperative that a wide-ranging environmental risk assessment (ERA) is performed before the release of any BCA. This should include considering various potential but difficult...