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dc.contributor.authorTortosa, Axelleen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGiffard, Briceen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBarbaro, Lucen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFroidevaux, Jérémy S Pen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLadet, Sylvieen_UK
dc.contributor.authorDelhommel, Jeanneen_UK
dc.contributor.authorVialatte, Audeen_UK
dc.description.abstractDiverse landscapes consisting of mixed crops are expected to support higher biological control, while also contributing to maintain farmland biodiversity. Although bats are known as predators of many farming pests, few studies to date have investigated how their foraging activity may enhance natural pest control. Here, we tested the hypothesis that crop mosaics would provide a temporal continuity in prey availability for bats, ultimately resulting in higher biological control. We sampled bat activity and diversity, and the abundance and damage of three major pests of vineyards, maize, and pine plantations, in both simple and diverse landscapes mixing the three production types. Bat species richness and total activity were higher in vineyards and pine plantations located within diverse landscapes. Bat foraging activity also peaked within diverse landscapes. In vineyards, moth abundance decreased with bat species richness. In pine plantations, pest damage decreased with bat foraging activity. In maize fields, pest abundance and damage increased with bat richness and activity longer-term investigations would be necessary to assess their actual effectiveness. Our study advocates for promoting a diversity of coexisting crops within agricultural landscapes to enhance bat activity and diversity, which in turn would sustain higher biological control and bolster biodiversity conservation in farmland.en_UK
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_UK
dc.relationTortosa A, Giffard B, Barbaro L, Froidevaux JSP, Ladet S, Delhommel J & Vialatte A (2023) Diverse agricultural landscapes increase bat activity and diversity: Implications for biological pest control. <i>Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment</i>, 345, Art. No.: 108318.
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Accepted refereed manuscript of: Tortosa A, Giffard B, Barbaro L, Froidevaux JSP, Ladet S, Delhommel J & Vialatte A (2023) Diverse agricultural landscapes increase bat activity and diversity: Implications for biological pest control. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 345, Art. No.: 108318. © 2022, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subjectCrop mosaicen_UK
dc.subjectPest insectsen_UK
dc.subjectLobesia botranaen_UK
dc.subjectSesamia nonagrioidesen_UK
dc.subjectThaumetopoea pityocampaen_UK
dc.titleDiverse agricultural landscapes increase bat activity and diversity: Implications for biological pest controlen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[Tortosa et al_2022_AGEE108318.pdf] Publisher requires embargo of 12 months after publication.en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleAgriculture, Ecosystems and Environmenten_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationToulouse University, Franceen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Bordeauxen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSorbonne Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationToulouse University, Franceen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationToulouse University, Franceen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationToulouse University, Franceen_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorTortosa, Axelle|0000-0002-8668-4559en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGiffard, Brice|0000-0003-4367-1245en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBarbaro, Luc|0000-0001-7454-5765en_UK
local.rioxx.authorFroidevaux, Jérémy S P|0000-0001-6850-4879en_UK
local.rioxx.authorLadet, Sylvie|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorDelhommel, Jeanne|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorVialatte, Aude|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameTortosa et al_2022_AGEE108318.pdfen_UK
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