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    This database contains bibliographic descriptions of all Wageningen University PhD theses from 1920 onwards. It is updated on a daily basis by WUR Library.

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Harmonia axyridis: how to explain its invasion success in Europe [PhD thesis]
Raak‐van den Berg, C.L. \ 2014
harmonia axyridis - biological control agents - introduced species - invasive alien species - predation - feeding behaviour - netherlands
Quantifying and simulating movement of the predator carabid beetle Pterostichus melanarius in arable land [PhD thesis]
Allema, B. \ 2014
arable land - insect pests - natural enemies - predatory insects - predators - pterostichus melanarius - dispersal - movement - animal behaviour - quantitative analysis - motility - modeling - methodology
The development of microbial pest control products for control of arthropods: a critical evaluation and a roadmap to success [PhD thesis]
Ravensberg, W. \ 2010
arthropod pests - microbial pesticides - development - potency - screening - biological production - formulations - field experimentation - quality controls - commercialization - planning - authorisation of pesticides
Ethnobotanicals for management of the brown ear tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus in western Kenya [PhD thesis]
Wanzala, W. \ 2009
rhipicephalus appendiculatus - metastigmata - disease vectors - ethnobotany - acaricides - botanical pesticides - vector control
The role of ecological compensation areas in conservation biological control [PhD thesis]
Burgio, G. \ 2007
beneficial insects - predators of insect pests - parasitoids - biological control agents - habitats - microhabitats - biodiversity - nature conservation - landscape - agroecological zones - resource management - agroecosystems - agro-biodiversity - functional biodiversity

Ecological compensation areas (ECAs), defined as all natural vegetation and non-crop plants within the rural landscape, are considered an important tool in multifunctional agriculture. In particular, ECAs are crucial in enhancing functional biodiversity for pest suppression and for the conservation of rare species. In my PhD thesis I focused on the role of ECAs on functional biodiversity, which is associated with the ecological services employed by the beneficial fauna. Within multifunctional agriculture, functional biodiversity is particularly aimed at establishing strategies for farmers to enhance ecosystem functioning for pest suppression and for conservation of insect diversity

A novel bacterial disease of the predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis: disease syndrome, disease transmission and the pathogen isolation [PhD thesis]
Schütte, C. \ 2006
phytoseiulus persimilis - biological control agents - animal diseases - bacterial diseases - disease transmission
Assessing the risks and benefits of flowering field edges : strategic use of nectar sources to boost biological control [PhD thesis]
Winkler, K. \ 2005
arable land - field crops - insect pests - biological control agents - biological control - natural enemies - netherlands - nectar plants - risk assessment - boundaries - agri-environment schemes - flowering plants
Sensory and behavioural responses of the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae to human odours [PhD thesis]
Qiu, Y.T. \ 2005
anopheles gambiae - culicidae - animal behaviour - odours - smell - man - malaria - attractants - host-seeking behaviour
Mode of action, origin and structure of the Paternal Sex Ratio chromosome in the parasitoid wasp Trichogramma kaykai [PhD thesis]
Vugt, J.J.F.A. van \ 2005
trichogramma - parasitoids - chromosomes - sex ratio - sex determination - diploidy - chromatin - transposable elements
Whitefly control potential of Eretmocerus parasitoids with different reproductive modes [PhD thesis]
Ardeh, M.J. \ 2005
insect pests - bemisia tabaci - biological control - eretmocerus - reproduction - wolbachia
The entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae for mosquito control : impact on the adult stage of the African malaria vector Anopheles gambiae and filariasis vector Culex quinquefasciatus [PhD thesis]
Scholte, E.J. \ 2004
anopheles gambiae - culex quinquefasciatus - culicidae - biological control - metarhizium anisopliae - entomogenous fungi
Tailoring complexity : multitrophic interactions in simple and diversified habitats [PhD thesis]
Bukovinszky, T. \ 2004
plants - herbivores - parasitoids - interactions - intercropping - vegetation types - trophic levels - host parasite relationships - insect pests - biological control - natural enemies - feeding behaviour
Trichogramma and its relationship with Wolbachia: identification of Trichogramma species, phylogeny, transfer and costs of Wolbachia symbionts [PhD thesis]
Almeida, R.P. de \ 2004
trichogramma - identification - phylogeny - wolbachia - symbionts - horizontal transmission - thelytoky
Evolutionary interactions between sex ratio distorters and their hosts [PhD thesis]
Jeong, G. \ 2004
hymenoptera - hosts - wolbachia - sex ratio - host parasite relationships - parthenogenesis - evolution
Habitats and spatial pattern of solitarious desert locusts (Schistocerca gregaria Forsk.) on the coastal plain of Sudan [PhD thesis]
Woldewahid, G. \ 2003
schistocerca gregaria - insect pests - habitats - spatial distribution - plant communities - patterns - multivariate analysis - sudan
Mosquitoes, men and malaria in Kenya : a study on ecological factors affecting malaria risk [PhD thesis]
Koenraadt, C.J.M. \ 2003
culicidae - malaria - disease transmission - population dynamics - ecology - epidemiology - models - risk assessment
Effect of crop sanitation on banana weevil Cosmopolites sordidus (Germar) populations and associated damage [PhD thesis]
Masanza, M. \ 2003
musa paradisiaca - bananas - cosmopolites sordidus - curculionidae - insect pests - crop residues - integrated pest management
Evaluation of Orius species for biological control of Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) [PhD thesis]
Tommasini, M.G. \ 2003
frankliniella occidentalis - thysanoptera - insect pests - orius - heteroptera - anthocoridae - biological control - biological control agents - diapause
Parasitoids as biological control agents of thrips pests [PhD thesis]
Loomans, A. \ 2003
insect pests - frankliniella occidentalis - parasitoids - thysanoptera - eulophidae - hymenoptera - biological control agents
On the evolution of Wolbachia-induced parthenogenesis in Thrichogramma wasps [PhD thesis]
Huigens, M.E. \ 2003
trichogramma - wolbachia - parthenogenesis - evolution - sex ratio
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