Migration and landscape scale

Predator communities for biological control are fostered by landscape strategies encouraging movement into agricultural fields. Because of this, we investigate how the benefits conferred by a predator community necessarily depend on efficient predator migration.

An important aspect of this work is that it addresses how different types of predators perform under different styles of farm management. Below are some important components of the research.

  • Spatial model for species dispersal (PDE)
  • Sublethal pesticide effects on predator mobility
  • Numerical investigations for different management regimes

Ongoing work on this project involves investigating the effects pesticides with eventual plans to study control strategies in the system.

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