The effect of multiple parasitoid introductions upon the equilibrium value of host density

Diamond P. (1973) The effect of multiple parasitoid introductions upon the equilibrium value of host density. Oecologia, 13 3: 279-290. doi:10.1007/BF00360517


Author Diamond P.
Title The effect of multiple parasitoid introductions upon the equilibrium value of host density
Journal name Oecologia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0029-8549
Publication date 1973
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00360517
Volume 13
Issue 3
Start page 279
End page 290
Total pages 12
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Subject 2303 Ecology
Abstract Four models of host-parasitoid population variation are examined to study the effect of additional parasitoid introductions. Only one of the models predicts that the equilibrium value of host population increases with such introductions. The other three, that of Holling, of Nicholson, and its recent modification by Hassell and Varley, predict a fall in the equilibrium of host numbers. Thus it would appear that the practice of multiple introductions in biological control is correct when the host-parasitoid relationship can be modelled by these latter systems.
Q-Index Code C1
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