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Biological and ecological evidences suggest Stipa krylovii (Pooideae), contributes to optimal growth performance and population distribution of the grasshopper Oedaleus asiaticus

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Biological and ecological evidences suggest Stipa krylovii (Pooideae), contributes to optimal growth performance and population distribution of the grasshopper Oedaleus asiaticus. / Huang, Xunbing ; McNeill, Mark ; Ma, Jingchuan; Qin, Xinghu; Tu, Xiongbing; Cao, Guangchun; Wang, Guangjuan; Nong, Xiangqun; Zhang, Zehua.

In: Bulletin of Entomological Research, Vol. 107, No. 3, 06.2017, p. 401-409.

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Huang, X, McNeill, M, Ma, J, Qin, X, Tu, X, Cao, G, Wang, G, Nong, X & Zhang, Z 2017, 'Biological and ecological evidences suggest Stipa krylovii (Pooideae), contributes to optimal growth performance and population distribution of the grasshopper Oedaleus asiaticus', Bulletin of Entomological Research, vol. 107, no. 3, pp. 401-409. https://doi.org/10.1017/S000748531600105X

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Huang, X., McNeill, M., Ma, J., Qin, X., Tu, X., Cao, G., Wang, G., Nong, X., & Zhang, Z. (2017). Biological and ecological evidences suggest Stipa krylovii (Pooideae), contributes to optimal growth performance and population distribution of the grasshopper Oedaleus asiaticus. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 107(3), 401-409. https://doi.org/10.1017/S000748531600105X

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Huang X, McNeill M, Ma J, Qin X, Tu X, Cao G et al. Biological and ecological evidences suggest Stipa krylovii (Pooideae), contributes to optimal growth performance and population distribution of the grasshopper Oedaleus asiaticus. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 2017 Jun;107(3):401-409. https://doi.org/10.1017/S000748531600105X

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Huang, Xunbing ; McNeill, Mark ; Ma, Jingchuan ; Qin, Xinghu ; Tu, Xiongbing ; Cao, Guangchun ; Wang, Guangjuan ; Nong, Xiangqun ; Zhang, Zehua. / Biological and ecological evidences suggest Stipa krylovii (Pooideae), contributes to optimal growth performance and population distribution of the grasshopper Oedaleus asiaticus. In: Bulletin of Entomological Research. 2017 ; Vol. 107, No. 3. pp. 401-409.

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title = "Biological and ecological evidences suggest Stipa krylovii (Pooideae), contributes to optimal growth performance and population distribution of the grasshopper Oedaleus asiaticus",
abstract = "Oedaleus asiaticus Bey. Bienko is a significant grasshopper pest species occurring in north Asian grasslands. Outbreaks often result in significant loss in grasses and economic losses. Interestingly, we found this grasshopper was mainly restricted to Stipa-dominated grassland. We suspected this may be related to the dominant grasses species, Stipa krylovii Roshev, and hypothesized that S. krylovii contributes to optimal growth performance and population distribution of O. asiaticus. A 4 year investigation showed that O. asiaticus density was positively correlated to the above-ground biomass of S. krylovii and O. asiaticus growth performance variables (survival rate, size, growth rate) were significantly higher in Stipa-dominated grassland.A feeding trial also showed that O. asiaticus had a higher growth performancewhen feeding exclusively on S. krylovii. In addition, the choice, consumption and the efficiency of conversion of ingested food (ECI) by O. asiaticus was highest for S. krylovii compared with other plant species found in the Asian grasslands. These ecological and biological traits revealed why O. asiaticus is strongly associated with Stipa-dominated grasslands. We concluded that the existence of S. krylovii benefited the growth performance and explained the distribution of O. asiaticus. These results are useful for improved pest management strategies and developing guidelines for the monitoring of grasshopper population dynamics against the background of vegetation succession and changing plant communities in response to activities such as grazing, fire and climate change.",
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author = "Xunbing Huang and Mark McNeill and Jingchuan Ma and Xinghu Qin and Xiongbing Tu and Guangchun Cao and Guangjuan Wang and Xiangqun Nong and Zehua Zhang",
note = "This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 31471823, the Earmarked Fund for China Agriculture Research System, CARS-35-07, and the Innovation Project of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science.",
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T1 - Biological and ecological evidences suggest Stipa krylovii (Pooideae), contributes to optimal growth performance and population distribution of the grasshopper Oedaleus asiaticus

AU - Huang, Xunbing

AU - McNeill, Mark

AU - Ma, Jingchuan

AU - Qin, Xinghu

AU - Tu, Xiongbing

AU - Cao, Guangchun

AU - Wang, Guangjuan

AU - Nong, Xiangqun

AU - Zhang, Zehua

N1 - This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 31471823, the Earmarked Fund for China Agriculture Research System, CARS-35-07, and the Innovation Project of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science.

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N2 - Oedaleus asiaticus Bey. Bienko is a significant grasshopper pest species occurring in north Asian grasslands. Outbreaks often result in significant loss in grasses and economic losses. Interestingly, we found this grasshopper was mainly restricted to Stipa-dominated grassland. We suspected this may be related to the dominant grasses species, Stipa krylovii Roshev, and hypothesized that S. krylovii contributes to optimal growth performance and population distribution of O. asiaticus. A 4 year investigation showed that O. asiaticus density was positively correlated to the above-ground biomass of S. krylovii and O. asiaticus growth performance variables (survival rate, size, growth rate) were significantly higher in Stipa-dominated grassland.A feeding trial also showed that O. asiaticus had a higher growth performancewhen feeding exclusively on S. krylovii. In addition, the choice, consumption and the efficiency of conversion of ingested food (ECI) by O. asiaticus was highest for S. krylovii compared with other plant species found in the Asian grasslands. These ecological and biological traits revealed why O. asiaticus is strongly associated with Stipa-dominated grasslands. We concluded that the existence of S. krylovii benefited the growth performance and explained the distribution of O. asiaticus. These results are useful for improved pest management strategies and developing guidelines for the monitoring of grasshopper population dynamics against the background of vegetation succession and changing plant communities in response to activities such as grazing, fire and climate change.

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