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The rise and fall of a simple solution

Published: 16 June 2016

A management measure that scientists thought would benefit predatory insects turned out to favor the insect pests in willow plantations instead. A clear example of why research is needed. Read Anna-Sara Liman´s blog post in The Applied Ecologist's blog".

"The lesson learned – management for conservation biological control requires detailed ecological understanding of the interacting species and simple intuitive solutions does not always hold all the way."

 The rise and fall of a simple solution, The Applied Ecologist's blog

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