BeschrijvingArthropods provide valuable pollination and pest control services which are vital for agricultural production, but there is growing concern about the deterioration of these services. This notion has resulted in an increasing interest in management strategies aimed at the conservation of pollinators and natural enemies that provide these services. While there is general consensus that the populations of these service providers can be influenced by the landscape context at different spatial scales, practical guidelines on spatial planning for arthropod-mediated ecosystem services (AMES) are often lacking. Moreover, little is known about the possible trade-offs or synergies between interventions to stimulate AMES and other land use functions. This PhD graduate course we will provide an overview of recent developments of concepts and tools that can contribute to the design of multifunctional landscapes that are better suited to capitalize on these ecosystem services in conjunction with other land-use functions.
The focus of the course will be on:
Resource-consumer interactions underlying pollination and biocontrol services
The spatial ecology of pollinators and natural enemies
The economic valuation of arthropod-mediated ecosystem services
The design of multifunctional landscapes that support arthropod-mediated ecosystem services as well as other land-use functions.
|Periode||31-mrt.-2019 → 5-apr.-2019|