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A dearth of data: fitting parasitoids into ecological networks

Miller, Kirsten and Polaszek, Andrew and Evans, Darren M. (2021). A dearth of data: fitting parasitoids into ecological networks. Trends in Parasitology. 37 , 863-874
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Studying parasitoids can provide insights into global diversity estimates, climate change impacts, and agroecosystem service provision. However, this potential remains largely untapped due to a lack of data on how parasitoids interact with other organisms. Ecological networks are a useful tool for studying and exploiting the impacts of parasitoids, but their construction is hindered by the magnitude of undescribed parasitoid species, a sparse knowledge of host ranges, and an under-representation of parasitoids within DNA-barcode databases (we estimate <5% have a barcode). Here, we advocate the use of DNA metabarcoding to construct the host-parasitoid component of multilayer networks. While the incorporation of parasitoids into network-based analyses has far ranging applications, we focus on its potential for assessing ecosystem service provision within agroecosystems.

Authors/Creators:Miller, Kirsten and Polaszek, Andrew and Evans, Darren M.
Title:A dearth of data: fitting parasitoids into ecological networks
Series Name/Journal:Trends in Parasitology
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:37
Page range:863-874
Number of Pages:12
Publisher:ELSEVIER SCI LTD
ISSN:1471-4922
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-113806
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-113806
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DOI10.1016/j.pt.2021.04.012
Web of Science (WoS)000697054500007
ID Code:25564
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:06 Oct 2021 07:25
Metadata Last Modified:06 Oct 2021 07:31

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