Coccinellid abundance in shelterbelts is affected more by adjacent crop type and aphid abundance than vegetation characteristics
Ian M Smith, Ary A Hoffmann, Linda J Thomson
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2015
Awarded by Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment
Financial assistance for this study was provided by the Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (Grant number 084193) and by the Jasper Loftus-Hill Memorial Fund. Support with experimental design was provided by Dr. Michael Nash. Assistance with field and laboratory work was provided by Ms. Elke Schellekens and Mr. Pim van de Mortel. Assistance with Coccinellidae identification was provided by Dr. Adam Slipinski. Access to research sites was generously granted by the landholders and managers in the Yarra Valley.