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Spatial diversification of agroecosystems to enhance biological control and other regulating services: An agroecological perspective
Hatt, Séverin; Boeraeve, Fanny; Artru, Sidonie et al.
2018In Science of the Total Environment, 621, p. 600–611
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Keywords :
Agroecology; Ecosystem services; Conservation biological control; Crop diversity; Interdisciplinarity; Transition
Abstract :
[en] Spatial diversification of crop and non-crop habitats in farming systems is promising for enhancing natural regulation of insect pests. Nevertheless, results from recent syntheses show variable effects. One explanation is that the abundance and diversity of pests and natural enemies are affected by the composition, design and management of crop and non-crop habitats. Moreover, interactions between both local and landscape elements and practices carried out at different spatial scales may affect the regulation of insect pests. Hence, research is being conducted to understand these interdependencies. However, insects are not the only pests and pests are not the only elements to regulate in agroecosystems. Broadening the scope could allow addressing multiple issues simultaneously, but also solving them together by enhancing synergies. Indeed, spatial diversification of crop and non-crop habitats can allow addressing the issues of weeds and pathogens, along with being beneficial to several other regulating services like pollination, soil conservation and nutrient cycling. Although calls rise to develop multifunctional landscapes that optimize the delivery of multiple ecosystem services, it still represents a scientific challenge today. Enhancing interdisciplinarity in research institutions and building interrelations between scientists and stakeholders may help reach this goal. Despite obstacles, positive results from research based on such innovative approaches are encouraging for engaging science in this path. Hence, the aim of the present paper is to offer an update on these issues by exploring the most recent findings and discussing these results to highlight needs for future research.
Research center :
TERRA Teaching and Research Centre - TERRA
Disciplines :
Sociology & social sciences
Environmental sciences & ecology
Entomology & pest control
Agriculture & agronomy
Author, co-author :
Hatt, Séverin ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > R&D Direction : Chercheurs ULiège en mobilité
Boeraeve, Fanny ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Ingénierie des biosystèmes (Biose) > Biodiversité et Paysage
Artru, Sidonie ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Ingénierie des biosystèmes (Biose) > Gestion des ressources forestières et des milieux naturels
Dufrêne, Marc  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Ingénierie des biosystèmes (Biose) > Biodiversité et Paysage
Francis, Frédéric  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Agronomie, Bio-ingénierie et Chimie (AgroBioChem) > Gestion durable des bio-agresseurs
Language :
English
Title :
Spatial diversification of agroecosystems to enhance biological control and other regulating services: An agroecological perspective
Publication date :
2018
Journal title :
Science of the Total Environment
ISSN :
0048-9697
eISSN :
1879-1026
Publisher :
Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Volume :
621
Pages :
600–611
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Funders :
TERRA AgricultureIsLife (Université de Liège - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech)
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