Biodiversity and Biological Regulation

Biodiversity and Biological Regulation

Biodiversity is involved in many ecosystems services. Among these services, biological control of crop pests by their natural enemies is considered a key ecological function in the development of more sustainable agricultural systems. The research led by the BAGAP unit on this issue aims to understand how diverse management and landscape design practices at different temporal and spatial scales impact biological control and the biodiversity involved in this ecological function.

The goal is to better understand how to promote biological control in agricultural landscapes through different possible management options: changes in cropping systems, planting and management of hedgerows at field margins, landscape design through the renovation of hedgerow networks or diversification of agricultural land-uses at larger spatial scales.

 

Modification date: 06 February 2023 | Publication date: 03 October 2017 | By: BAGAP research unit