Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Wim MulliƩ

Date: 24 February 2021
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Location: Auditorium, Wageningen University

Dissertation title: 

Don't kill your allies. The impact of chemical and biological locust-and grasshopper control on birds

Group: Environmental Technology, Wageningen University
Promotor: prof. dr AJ Murk
Co-promotor: prof. dr P Mineau and prof. dr RA Cheke

Abstract:

In my thesis I present an analysis of an experimental study of the impact on birds of aerially applied fenitrothion and chlorpyrifos for locust control and of fenitrothion residues on locusts nymphs after operational treatments. I further analyse the effect of alternative treatments with conidia of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium acridum and their impact on birds and bird predation of locusts and grasshoppers.

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