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Modelling the impact of an alien invasion: Harmonia axyridis in Britain

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Harmonia axyridis is a ladybird native to Asia, but introduced widely as a biocontrol agent. It is invasive and detrimental to native species in North America, which meant its arrival in Britain was met with concern. Establishment was seen as an opportunity to track the spread of an invasive alien species (IAS) whilst also monitoring impacts on native species.

The aims of this thesis were to examine the responses of native British ladybirds to the arrival of H. axyridis, to establ...

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Funding agency for:
Richard Francis Comont
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
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