Prof Felix Wackers

Professor

Assessing potential risks and benefits of floral supplements in conservation biological control.
Winkler, K., Wäckers, F.L., Termorshuizen, A.J., van Lenteren, J.C. expected in 2015 In: Ecological Entomology.
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Reduced defence induction in Bt cotton benefits non-target pests.
Faria, C.A., Romeis, J., Wäckers, F.L. expected in 2015 In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Effects of Bt cotton on lepidopteran larvae and the determination of subsequent prey-quality mediated effects on a lacewing predator.
Lawo, N.C., Wäckers, F.L., Romeis, J. expected in 2015 In: Molecular Ecology.
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Root herbivory affects oviposition and feeding behavior of a foliar herbivore
Andersson, P.L., Sadek, M., Wäckers, F.L. 2013 In: Behavioral Ecology.
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Selection of floral resources to optimise conservation agriculturally-functional insect groups
Carrie, R., George, D., Wackers, F. 08/2012 In: Journal of Insect Conservation. 16, 4, p. 635-640. 6 p.
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Neonicotinoid pesticide reduces bumble bee colony growth and queen production
Whitehorn, P.R., O'Connor, S., Wackers, F.L., Goulson, D. 20/04/2012 In: Science (New York, N.Y.). 336, 6079, p. 351-352. 2 p.
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Perennial field margins for functional biodiversity in UK vegetable rotation schemes: Establishment and resource provision
George, D., Croft, P., Wakefield, M., Wackers, F. 2012 In: Iobc Wprs Bulletin. 75, p. 77-81. 4 p.
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Flowering forbs for field margins: selecting species that optimise ecosystem services
Carrie, R., George, D., Wackers, F. 2012 In: Iobc Wprs Bulletin. 75, p. 57-60. 4 p.
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Characterizing indirect prey-quality mediated effects of a Bt crop on predatory larvae of the green lacewing, Chrysoperla camea
Lawo, N.C., Wackers, F., Romeis, J. 11/2010 In: Journal of Insect Physiology. 56, 11, p. 1702-1710. 9 p.
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Honeydew feeding in the solitary bee Osmia bicornis as affected by aphid species and nectar availability
Konrad, R., Wäckers, F.L., Romeis, J., Babendreier, D. 12/2009 In: Journal of Insect Physiology. 55, 12, p. 1158-1166. 9 p.
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Spatial distribution of flower vs. honeydew resources in cereal fields may affect aphid parasitism
Vollhardt, I.M.G., Bianchi, F.J.J.A., Wäckers, F.L., Thies, C., Tscharntke, T. 2010 In: Biological Control. 53, 2, p. 204-213.
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Nectar versus honeydew feeding by aphid parasitoids : does it pay to have a discriminating palate?
Vollhardt, I.M.G., Banchi, F.J.J.A., Wäckers, F.L., Thies, C., Tscharntke, T. 2010 In: Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 137, 1, p. 1-10.
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Plant-herbivore-carnivore interactions in cotton, Gossypium hirsutum : linking belowground and aboveground.
Olson, D.M., Davis, R.F., Wäckers, F.L., Rains, G.C., Potter, T. 10/2009 In: Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34, 10, p. 1341-1348. 8 p.
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Nectar exploitation by herbivores and their parasitoids is a function of flower species and relative humidity.
Winkler, K., Wäckers, F.L., Kaufman, L.V., Larraz, V., van Lenteren, J.C. 09/2009 In: Biological Control. 50, 3, p. 299-306. 8 p.
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Hibernation of predatory arthropods in semi-natural habitats.
Geiger, F., Wäckers, F.L., Bianchi, F.J.J.A. 08/2009 In: Biocontrol. 54, 4, p. 529-535. 7 p.
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Snowdrop lectin (Galanthus nivalis agglutinin) in aphid honeydew negatively affects survival of a honeydew consuming parasitoid.
Hogervorst, P.A.M., Wäckers, F.L., Woodring, J., Romeis, J. 05/2009 In: Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 11, 2, p. 161-173. 13 p.
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The impact of selected flowering plants on the nutritional state of field collected Plutella xylostella and its parasitoid Diadegma semiclausum.
Winkler, K., Wäckers, F.L., Pinto, D.M. 04/2009 In: Ecological Entomology. 34, 2, p. 221-227. 7 p.
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Indian Bt cotton varieties do not affect the performance of cotton aphids.
Lawo, N.C., Wäckers, F.L., Romeis, J. 12/03/2009 In: PLoS ONE. 4, 3, p. e4804.
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Cotton Gossypium hirsutum L., defense in response to nitrogen fertilization and beet armyworm density.
Chen, Y., Schmelz, E.A., Wäckers, F.L., Ruberson, J.R. 12/2008 In: Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34, 12, p. 1553-1564. 12 p.
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Effects of flower attractiveness and nectar availability in field margins on biological control by parasitoids.
Bianchi, F.J.J.A., Wäckers, F.L. 09/2008 In: Biological Control. 46, 3, p. 400-408. 9 p.
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Similar diversity of cereal aphid parasitoids in simple and complex landscapes.
Vollhardt, I.M.G., Tscharntke, T., Wäckers, F.L., Bianchi, F.J.J.A., Thies, C. 07/2008 In: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 126, 3-4, p. 289-292. 4 p.
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The nutritional value of aphid honeydew for non-aphid parasitoids.
Faria, C.A., Wäckers, F.L., Turlings, T.C.J. 12/05/2008 In: Basic and Applied Ecology. 9, 3, p. 286-297. 12 p.
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Exploiting honeydew as a food source : making the best of a bad meal?
Wäckers, F.L., van Rijn, P.C.J., Heimpel, G.E. 05/2008 In: Biological Control. 45, 2, p. 176-185. 10 p.
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Sugar feeding by the aphid parasitoid Binodoxys communis: How does honeydew compare to other sugar sources?
Wyckhuys, K.A.G., Strange-George, J.E., Kulhanek, C.A., Wäckers, F.L., Heimpel, G.E. 02/2008 In: Journal of Insect Physiology. 54, 2, p. 481-491. 11 p.
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The importance of honeydew as food for larvae of Chrysoperla carnea in the presence of aphids.
Hogervorst, P.A.M., Wäckers, F.L., Carette, A., Romeis, J. 02/2008 In: Journal of Applied Entomology. 132, 1, p. 18-25. 8 p.
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Functional Agro-Biodiversity in Dutch arable farming : results from a three year pilot.
van Rijn, P.C.J., van Alebeek, F., den Belder, E., Wäckers, F.L., Buurma, J., Willemse, J., van Gurp, H. 2008 In: Iobc Wprs Bulletin. 34, p. 125-128. 4 p.
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Tracing food source use by nectarivorous insects.
Wackers, F.L. 2008 In: Iobc Wprs Bulletin. 34, p. 133-136. 4 p.
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Detecting nutritional state and food source use in field-collected insects that synthesize honeydew oligosaccharides.
Hogervorst, P.A.M., Wäckers, F.L., Romeis, J. 10/2007 In: Functional Ecology. 21, 5, p. 936-946. 11 p.
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Using HPLC sugar analysis to study nectar and honeydew feeding in the field.
Wäckers, F.L. 03/2007 In: Journal of Insect Science. 7, p. 16.
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Effects of vegetation management in field margins on Meteorus autographae and Pseudoplusia includens.
Olson, D.M., Wäckers, F.L. 03/2007 In: Journal of Insect Science. 7, p. 16.
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Effects of honeydew sugar composition on the longevity of Aphidius ervi.
Hogervorst, P.A.M., Wäckers, F.L., Romeis, J. 03/2007 In: Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 122, 3, p. 223-232. 10 p.
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Management of field margins to maximize multiple ecological services.
Olson, D.M., Wäckers, F.L. 02/2007 In: Journal of Applied Ecology. 44, 1, p. 13-21. 9 p.
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Increased susceptibility of Bt maize to aphids enhances the performance of parasitoids of lepidopteran pests.
Wackers, F.L., Faria, C.A., Turlings, T.C.J. 1/01/2007 In: PLoS ONE. 2, 7, p. e600.
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Nectar and pollen-feeding by insect herbivores and implications for multitrophic interactions.
Wäckers, F.L., Romeis, J.E., van Rijn, P.C.J. 01/2007 In: Annual Review of Entomology. 52, 1, p. 301-325. 25 p.
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Flower power? : potential benefits and pitfalls of using (flowering) vegetation for conservation biological control.
Wäckers, F.L., van Rijn, P.C.J., Winkler, K., Olson, D.M. 2007 In: Aspects of Applied Biology. 81, p. 135-141. 7 p.
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Effects of different kairomonal sources on the performance of Eretmocerus sp. near Furuhashii against Bemisia tabaci on cucumber: II greenhouse.
Mandour, N.S., Ren, S.X., Qiu, B.L., Wäckers, F.L. 2007 In: Journal of Plant Protection Research. 47, p. 289-298. 10 p.
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Sluipwespen : behoeften aan basis voor beheerde biologische bestrijding.
Wäckers, F.L. 2007 In: Entomologische Berichten. 67, p. 271-275. 5 p.
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Bloemrijke akkerranden voeden natuurlijke vijanden.
van Rijn, P.C.J., Wäckers, F.L. 2007 In: Entomologische Berichten. 67, p. 226-231. 6 p.
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The influence of flower morphology and nectar quality on the longevity of a parasitoid biological control agent.
Vattala, H.D., Wratten, S.D., Phillips, C.B., Wäckers, F.L. 11/2006 In: Biological Control. 39, 2, p. 179-185. 7 p.
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Hymenopteran parasitoids synthesize ‘honeydew-specific’ oligosaccharides.
Wäckers, F.L., Lee, J.C., Heimpel, G.E., Winkler, K., Wagenaar, R. 10/2006 In: Functional Ecology. 20, 5, p. 790-798. 9 p.
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Direct effects of snowdrop lectin (GNA) on larvae of three aphid predators and fate of GNA after ingestion.
Hogervorst, P.A.M., Ferry, N., Gatehouse, A.M.R., Wäckers, F.L., Romeis, J. 04/2006 In: Journal of Insect Physiology. 52, 6, p. 614-624. 11 p.
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Sugar resources are vital for Diadegma semiclausum fecundity under field conditions.
Winkler, K., Wäckers, F.L., Bukovinski-Kiss, G., Lenteren, J.v. 1/03/2006 In: Basic and Applied Ecology. 7, 2, p. 133-140. 8 p.
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Infochemicals structure marine, terrestrial and freshwater food webs: Implications for ecological informatics
Vos, M., Vet, L.E.M., Wäckers, F.L., Middelburg, J.J., Van Der Putten, W.H., Mooij, W.M., Heip, C.H.R., Van Donk, E. 01/2006 In: Ecological Informatics. 1, 1, p. 23-32. 10 p.
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Assessing the risks and benefits of flowering field edges.
Winkler, K., Wäckers, F.L., Termorshuizen, A., van Lenteren, J.C. 2006 In: Iobc Wprs Bulletin. 29, p. 164-168. 5 p.
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Flower power? Potential benefits and pitfalls of using (flowering) vegetation for conservation biological control
Wäckers, F.L., van Rijn, P.C.J., Winkler, K., Olson, D. 2006 In: Iobc Wprs Bulletin. 29, 6, p. 161-164. 4 p.
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Gustatory response and appetitive learning in Microplitis croceipes in relation to sugar type and concentration.
Wäckers, F.L., Bonifay, C., Vet, L.E.M., Lewis, J. 2006 In: Animal Biology. 56, 2, p. 193-203. 11 p.
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The impact of floral resources on syrphid performance and cabbage aphid biological control.
van Rijn, P.C.J., Kooijman, J., Wäckers, F.L. 2006 In: Iobc Wprs Bulletin. 29, 6, p. 149-152. 4 p.
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A region-wide experiment with functional agrobiodiversity (FAB) in arable farming in the Netherlands.
Alebeek, F., Wiersema, M., Van Rijn, P.C.J., Wackers, F.L., Den Belder, E., Jeroen Willemse, J., Van Gurp, H. 2006 In: Iobc Wprs Bulletin. 29, 6, p. 141-144. 4 p.
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How to be sweet? Extrafloral nectar allocation in Gossypium hirsutum fits optimal defense theory predictions.
Wackers, F.L., Bonifay, C. 1/06/2004 In: Ecology. 85, 6, p. 1512-1518. 7 p.
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Root herbivory induces an indirect aboveground defense.
Wackers, F.L., Bezemer, T.M. 01/2003 In: Ecology Letters. 6, 1, p. 9-12. 4 p.
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Book review : Trophic and guild interactions in biological control.
Wackers, F. 2003 In: Entomologische Berichten. 68, p. 192-193. 2 p.
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