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dc.contributor.authorCaballero López, Berta
dc.contributor.authorBlanco Moreno, José M.
dc.contributor.authorPujade Villar, Juli
dc.contributor.authorVentura, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorSánchez Espigares, Josep Anton
dc.contributor.authorSans Serra, Francesc Xavier
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Estadística i Investigació Operativa
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-23T10:04:24Z
dc.date.available2017-06-01T00:30:07Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-26
dc.identifier.citationCaballero-López, B., Blanco-Moreno, J., Pujade-Villar, J., Ventura, D., Sanchez-Espigares, J., Sans, F.X. Herbivores, saprovores and natural enemies respond differently to within-field plant characteristics of wheat fields. "Journal of insect conservation", 26 Maig 2016, vol. 20, núm. 3, p. 467-476.
dc.identifier.issn1366-638X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/90156
dc.description.abstractUnderstanding ecosystem functioning in a farmland context by considering the variety of ecological strategies employed by arthropods is a core challenge in ecology and conservation science. We adopted a functional approach in an assessment of the relationship between three functional plant groups (grasses, broad-leaves and legumes) and the arthropod community in winter wheat fields in a Mediterranean dryland context. We sampled the arthropod community as thoroughly as possible with a combination of suction catching and flight-interception trapping. All specimens were identified to the appropriate taxonomic level (family, genus or species) and classified according to their form of feeding: chewing-herbivores, sucking-herbivores, flower-consumers, omnivores, saprovores, parasitoids or predators. We found, a richer plant community favoured a greater diversity of herbivores and, in turn, a richness of herbivores and saprovores enhanced the communities of their natural enemies, which supports the classical trophic structure hypothesis. Grass cover had a positive effect on sucking-herbivores, saprovores and their natural enemies and is probably due to grasses’ ability to provide, either directly or indirectly, alternative resources or simply by offering better environmental conditions. By including legumes in agroecosystems we can improve the conservation of beneficial arthropods like predators or parasitoids, and enhance the provision of ecosystem services such as natural pest control
dc.format.extent10 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Matemàtiques i estadística::Estadística aplicada
dc.subject.lcshEcosystems
dc.subject.lcshArthropods
dc.subject.otherfunctional approach
dc.subject.otherplant-arthropod interaction
dc.subject.otherbiological control
dc.subject.otherlegumes
dc.subject.otherecosystem services
dc.subject.otherinsect functional traits.
dc.titleHerbivores, saprovores and natural enemies respond differently to within-field plant characteristics of wheat fields
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacInsectes
dc.subject.lemacEcosistemes
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. ADBD - Anàlisi de Dades Complexes per a les Decisions Empresarials
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10841-016-9879-5
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10841-016-9879-5
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.identifier.drac18786496
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
local.citation.authorCaballero-López, B.; Blanco-Moreno, J.; Pujade-Villar, J.; Ventura, D.; Sanchez-Espigares, J.; Sans, F.X.
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of insect conservation
local.citation.volume20
local.citation.number3
local.citation.startingPage467
local.citation.endingPage476


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