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Title: Scaling up our understanding of non-consumptive effects in insect systems

Here, non-consumptive effects (NCEs) of predators on prey is an important topic in insect ecology with potential applications for pest management. NCEs are changes in prey behavior and physiology that aid in predation avoidance. While NCEs can have positive outcomes for prey survival there may also be negative consequences including increased stress and reduced growth. These effects can cascade through trophic systems influencing ecosystem function. Most NCEs have been studied at small spatial and temporal scales. However, recent studies show promise for the potential to manipulate NCEs for pest management. We suggest the next frontier for NCE studies includes manipulating the landscape of fear to improve pest control, which requires scaling-up to field and landscape levels, over ecologically relevant time frames.
Authors:
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  1. Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
FC02-07ER64494; AC05-76RL01830
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Current Opinion in Insect Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 2214-5745
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1418529
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1419610