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dc.contributor.authorFenton, Andrewen_UK
dc.contributor.authorNorman, Rachelen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFairbairn, Jonathan Pen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHudson, Peter Jen_UK
dc.description.abstract1. Entomopathogenic nematodes belonging to the families Heterorhabditidae and Steinernematidae are lethal obligate parasites of a wide range of invertebrate species. These nematodes exhibit many characteristics that make them ideal candidates as biological control agents of insect pests (rapid host death, high reproductive rates, easily mass-reared in vitro, easy application techniques). 2. However, at present, the number of pest species to which these nematodes are applied successfully is small. Clearly, there is a need to develop existing knowledge of the nematode into a more complete understanding of the nematode-pest system as a whole. 3. To consider the potential of entomopathogenic nematodes as biological control agents, we adopted a generalized analytical modelling approach and, using realistic parameter estimates, determined the conditions under which these nematodes can regulate a pest population. 4. Stability analyses suggested that entomopathogenic nematodes may not be capable of regulating a host population to a stable equilibrium. Long-term persistence of the host and nematode population is unlikely, due to the highly destabilizing effects of the parasite-host relationship. As such, these nematodes may be better suited to short-term control through inundative application techniques rather than long-term regulation. 5. This preliminary generalized model highlights areas where further work is needed. This includes estimation of the probability of nematode infection in the field, the effect of host size on the transmission cycle and the influence of spatial heterogeneity on stability.en_UK
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sonsen_UK
dc.relationFenton A, Norman R, Fairbairn JP & Hudson PJ (2000) Modelling the efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes in the regulation of invertebrate pests in glasshouse crops. Journal of Applied Ecology, 37 (2), pp. 309-320.;
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dc.subjectanalytical modelen_UK
dc.subjectbiological controlen_UK
dc.subjectdensity dependenceen_UK
dc.subjectinsect pathogenen_UK
dc.subjectstability analysisen_UK
dc.titleModelling the efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes in the regulation of invertebrate pests in glasshouse cropsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Applied Ecologyen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorFenton, Andrew|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorNorman, Rachel|0000-0002-7398-6064en_UK
local.rioxx.authorFairbairn, Jonathan P|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHudson, Peter J|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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