Modelled impact of insecticide-contaminated dung on the abundance and distribution of dung fauna.

Abstract

Deterministic models assessed the effects that contaminated dung from insecticide-treated cattle had on populations of three hypothetical species of dung fauna that dispersed randomly and could double their numbers every 1–28 weeks at low density. Insecticide was allowed to kill 2–98 % of adults and prevent 16–100% of breeding in pats produced immediately after cattle treatment, with toxicity declining to

Citation

Vale, G.; Grant, I. Modelled impact of insecticide-contaminated dung on the abundance and distribution of dung fauna. Bulletin of Entomological Research (2002) 92 (03) [DOI: 10.1079/BER2002162]

Modelled impact of insecticide-contaminated dung on the abundance and distribution of dung fauna.

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