Selecting biological control agents
Predicting direct non-target impacts
Modelling non-target impacts
Interactive model for predicting host impact from natural enemy attack rate
This tool allows the relationship between attack rate and population impact to be explored interactively.
Note that these models assume discrete host generations.
Reference: Barlow et al. (2004)
Barlow N.D., Barratt B.I.P., Ferguson C.M. and Barron M.C. (2004). Using models to estimate parasitoid impacts on non-target host abundance. Environmental Entomology 33: 941-948.
Attack rate and population impact
Primary versus secondary attack