Coconut mites use certain parts of the coconut plant as a refuge from predators. Fernando da Silva studies the interaction between these mites, the plant structures they hide in, and their natural enemies. The aim is to aid the development of new biological methods for controlling this pest.
F. Rodrigues da Silva: Small is Superior. Plant-Provided Prey Refuges, Predator-Prey Dynamics and Biological Control.
Prof. P.C. de Ruiter
Dr A.R.M. Janssen
Dr I.K. Lesna
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