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Statistical and ecological modeling of trophic relations among pests and natural enemies

Grant number: 11/15253-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): January 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Plant Health
Principal Investigator:Clarice Garcia Borges Demétrio
Grantee:Rafael de Andrade Moral
Host Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Several studies have verified the relationship among Spodoptera frugiperda, as well as Alabama argillacea, and potential biological control agents, as these species are important pests in several crops. Parasitoid wasps have been studied for this purpose, as well as predators from different orders. The earwig (Euborellia annulipes) presents great potential to control S. frugiperda, as well as insects of order Pentatomidae (Hemiptera). The parasitoid wasp Campoletis flavicincta is also considered a potential control agent of S. frugiperda in the field. The objective of this project is to study the ecological relationship among the cited species, by using the theory of statistical modeling, in order to try and illustrate what may, possibly, occur in the field, when one or more natural enemies are released.

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Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MORAL, RAFAEL A.; HINDE, JOHN; DEMETRIO, CLARICE G. B.. Half-Normal Plots and Overdispersed Models in R: The hnp Package. JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL SOFTWARE, v. 81, n. 10, p. 1-23, . (11/15253-6, 14/12903-8)
MORAL, RAFAEL DE ANDRADE; BORGES DEMETRIO, CLARICE GARCIA; HINDE, JOHN; CONDE GODOY, WESLEY AUGUSTO; FERNANDES, FRANCISCO SALES. Parasitism-mediated prey selectivity in laboratory conditions and implications for biological control. BASIC AND APPLIED ECOLOGY, v. 19, p. 67-75, . (11/15253-6, 14/12903-8)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
MORAL, Rafael de Andrade. Statistical and ecological modelling of the trophic relations in pests and natural enemies. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALA/BC) Piracicaba.

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