Application of Island Biogeographic Theory to Pests of Cultivated Crops
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Data on the colonization and extinction of arthropods on Spartina alternifloraand soybeans are used to investigate the value of applying equilibrium biogeographic theory to the pests of cultivated crops. Care must be taken in the design, definition of terms, and evaluation of results of such attempts at practical applications of the equilibrium model because many potentially troublesome results are not obvious a priori. Equilibrium biogeographic theory is an extension, but not a substitute for, careful study of the natural history of the system in question.
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Entomological Society of America, v. 8, issue 4, p. 577-582
Scholar Commons Citation
Rey, Jorge R. and McCoy, Earl D., "Application of Island Biogeographic Theory to Pests of Cultivated Crops" (1979). Integrative Biology Faculty and Staff Publications. 258.