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  • K.D.Sunderland Data - Endnote Format (To download: Right click and pick 'Save Link Target As'.)
  • K.D.Sunderland Data - Text Format
  • This reference collection (as an Endnote file or a text file) contains more than 5600 references involving, mainly, polyphagous or generalist predators (various types of predatory spiders, beetles, bugs, mites, earwigs, centipedes, flies, lacewings etc etc). Other natural enemies (parasitoids and various types of pathogens) are also included. The context is biological control (mainly conservation biocontrol) of a wide range of pest types on the world’s crops, but also relating to agroecology and the ecology of natural systems. There are also many references relating to the methodologies needed to investigate the above topics.

    This reference collection is complementary to large official bibliographic databases (such as Web Of Knowledge and CAB Abstracts) on the web, for the following reasons:

    · Abstract & keywords were not downloaded, but were notes made from reading (or browsing within) the publication concerned - the notes therefore reflect the interests listed above rather than being a comprehensive account of the contents of the publication. For example, if the publication was 95% botanical but included a short section on spiders that was not even mentioned in the official title/abstract/keywords, the emphasis would then be reversed with 95% of the new abstract being devoted to spiders and only 5% to the botanical results

    · Publications are included that pre-date what is commonly found in commercial bibliographic databases (e.g. 2589 pre-1985 publications, 1953 pre-1981 and 1100 pre-1973). Some obscure publications not in commercial databases are also included

    · Abstract and keywords are merged in one field and often include Latin species names and other taxonomic information, plus details of methodology, rarely found in the official abstracts written by the authors of the publications

    · A proportion of the keywords are slightly “fuzzy” or thesaurus-like. For example, if the publication concerned the spider community of an apple orchard, the words “trees”, “woodland” and “forest” may be added - this helps to make cross-links between related subjects (in this case to compare spider fauna of forests and orchards)

    Keith Sunderland, 20/2/04


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