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Cover for Simulation modelling of long-distance windborne dispersal for invasion ecology.

We present a method to simulate atmospheric dispersal events in invasion ecology using examples of two economically important and highly mobile insect species: the bird cherry-oat aphid, Rhopalosiphum padi (which vectors yellow dwarf viruses to maize, barley, oats and wheat); and the biting midge, ...

Author(s)
Parry, H. R.; Eagles, D.; Kriticos, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Clipping the butterfly bush's wings: defoliation studies to assess the likely impact of a folivorous weevil.

Predicting agent success is a topic that has attracted much attention from the biological control community. Although the likely success of agents establishing in a new environment remains elusively unpredictable, we can often gain an impression of the likely nature of the agent's impact in...

Author(s)
Kriticos, D. J.; Watt, M. S.; Whitehead, D.; Gous, S. F.; Potter, K. J.; Richardson, B.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845935061)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Which haystack? Climate matching to narrow the search for weed biological control agents.

The shrub Chromolaena odorata (L.) King and Robinson (Asteraceae) is highly invasive in southeastern Africa and is the subject of a South African biological control programme. The biotype of C. odorata growing in South Africa differs in several respects from the more common type noted to be...

Author(s)
Robertson, M. P.; Zachariades, C.; Kriticos, D. J.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845935061)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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