Landscape studies for conservation biological control research: status and future needs. A meta-review from the EU NoE project ENDURE


Abstract: A meta-review of 90 review papers published in the period 1989-2009 was used toassess the status of research into landscape management for conservation biological control(CBC) and identify gaps in the science. Landscape scale studies comprised 19% of reports ofCBC research and were associated with some of the best evidence for promoting natural enemies.However, 46% of reviews considered more studies were needed on the effect of landscape-scaleinteractions. A lack of assessment of impacts on pests and crop damage was seen as a barrier toprogress. A common approach to sampling methodologies would increase the value of individualstudies.

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