Natural Biological Control in Alternative Agroecosystems

Natural Biological Control in Alternative Agroecosystems

Project Title: Natural Biological Control in Alternative Agroecosystems

Funding Body: EPA

Period: October 2008- September 2012

Researcher: Erin O'Rourke

Project Description:

The aim of this project is to investigate the role of bio-energy crops in maintaining biodiversity in agricultural landscapes by looking at the impacts of long and short term bio-energy crops on the biodiversity and biological pest control potential of ground predators at differing agricultural intensifications across southeast Ireland.

Study sites cover bio-energy crop fields within the agricultural landscape of southeast Ireland.

Environmental Research Institute

University College Cork, Lee Road, Cork

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