Environment and Resources

Asiatischer Eschenprachtkäfer


Pre-emptive Selection of Natural Enemies of Invasive Pests

Pre-emptive biological control involves the evaluation of the benefits and risks of the natural enemies of an invasive pest in advance of its arrival, allowing the swift approval and deployment of the natural enemies in an emergency.
Vernetzung Biodiversitätsförderflächen


Interconnected Ecological Focus Areas Are Particularly Valuable for Species Richness

Agroscope studied various categories of ecological focus areas and showed that the presence of these in connectivity projects makes a major contribution to large-scale species richness in the agricultural landscape.


How land use affects plants and their pollinators

An Agroscope study has identified factors which contribute to the resilience of pollination systems in agricultural landscapes. Yet flowering plants in intensively used farmland were visited less often by insects, with implications for species diversity and yields.