Birds as suppliers of pest control in cider apple orchards: Avian biodiversity drivers and insectivory effect

Birds as suppliers of pest control in cider apple orchards: Avian biodiversity drivers and... •Asturian cider apple orchards harbor species-rich assemblages of insectivorous birds.•Apple tree canopy cover and forest availability drive avian biodiversity in orchards.•Insectivorous birds control arthropod abundance and pest outbreak in apple trees.•Multi-scaled habitat management for promoting apple pest control is suggested. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment Elsevier

Birds as suppliers of pest control in cider apple orchards: Avian biodiversity drivers and insectivory effect

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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0167-8809
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10.1016/j.agee.2017.11.034
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Abstract

•Asturian cider apple orchards harbor species-rich assemblages of insectivorous birds.•Apple tree canopy cover and forest availability drive avian biodiversity in orchards.•Insectivorous birds control arthropod abundance and pest outbreak in apple trees.•Multi-scaled habitat management for promoting apple pest control is suggested.

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Agriculture, Ecosystems & EnvironmentElsevier

Published: Feb 15, 2018

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