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Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Sociology & social sciences
Life sciences : Environmental sciences & ecology
Life sciences : Entomology & pest control
Life sciences : Agriculture & agronomy
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/217508
Spatial diversification of agroecosystems to enhance biological control and other regulating services: An agroecological perspective
English
Hatt, Séverin mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > R&D Direction : Chercheurs ULiège en mobilité >]
Boeraeve, Fanny mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Ingénierie des biosystèmes (Biose) > Biodiversité et Paysage >]
Artru, Sidonie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Ingénierie des biosystèmes (Biose) > Gestion des ressources forestières et des milieux naturels >]
Dufrêne, Marc mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Ingénierie des biosystèmes (Biose) > Biodiversité et Paysage >]
Francis, Frédéric mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Agronomie, Bio-ingénierie et Chimie (AgroBioChem) > Gestion durable des bio-agresseurs >]
2018
Science of the Total Environment
Elsevier Science
621
600–611
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0048-9697
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
[en] Agroecology ; Ecosystem services ; Conservation biological control ; Crop diversity ; Interdisciplinarity ; Transition
[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.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/217508
10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.296
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969717333557

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