Louise E. M. Vet
Wageningen University and Research Centre
Publications 296
#1Lukas M. Trebuch (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 1
#2Ben O. Oyserman (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 8
Last.Tânia V. FernandesH-Index: 5
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Abstract Photogranules are dense, spherical agglomerates of cyanobacteria, microalgae and non-phototrophic microorganisms that have considerable advantages in terms of harvesting and nutrient removal rates for light driven wastewater treatment processes. This ecosystem is poorly understood in terms of the microbial community structure and the response of the community to changing abiotic conditions. To get a better understanding, we investigated the effect of hydraulic retention time (HRT) on ph...
#2Erica RasH-Index: 2
Last.Bart A. PannebakkerH-Index: 15
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Biological control is widely successful for controlling pests, but effective biocontrol agents are now more difficult to obtain due to more restrictive international trade laws. Coupled with increasing demand, the efficacy of existing and new biocontrol agents needs to be improved with genetic and genomic approaches. Although they have been underutilised in the past, applying genetic and genomic techniques is becoming more feasible from both technological and economic perspectives. We review cur...
#2Jetske G. de BoerH-Index: 15
Last.Jeffrey A. Harvey (VU: VU University Amsterdam)H-Index: 47
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1. Diets that maximise life span often differ from diets that maximise reproduction. Animals have therefore evolved advanced foraging strategies to acquire optimal nutrition and maximise their fitness. The free-living adult females of parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera) need to balance their search for hosts to reproduce and for carbohydrate resources to feed. 2. Honeydew, excreted by phloem-feeding insects, presents a widely available carbohydrate source in nature that can benefit natural enemies of...
#1Louise E. M. VetH-Index: 61
#1G. F. (Ciska) VeenH-Index: 15
#2E. R. Jasper Wubs (ETH Zurich)H-Index: 8
Last.Louise E. M. Vet (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 61
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Interactions between aboveground and belowground organisms are important drivers of plant growth and performance in natural ecosystems. Making practical use of such above-belowground biotic interactions offers important opportunities for enhancing the sustainability of agriculture, as it could favour crop growth, nutrient supply, and defence against biotic and abiotic stresses. However, the operation of above- and belowground organisms at different spatial and temporal scales provides important ...
#1Jetske G. de BoerH-Index: 15
#2Lucia SalisH-Index: 1
Last.Louise E. M. VetH-Index: 61
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Hyperparasitoids of aphid parasitoids commonly occur in (sweet pepper) greenhouses, and can pose a threat to effective biological control of aphids. Here, we studied life history characteristics of laboratory colonies of Dendrocerus spp. Ratzeburg (Hymenoptera: Megaspilidae) and Asaphes spp. Walker (Pteromalidae) that originated from a commercial sweet pepper greenhouse. We aimed to clarify how these two hyperparasitoid taxa can coexist inside greenhouses. Hyperparasitoids of both taxa have a lo...
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#1H. Marjolein Kruidhof (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 2
Last.Louise E. M. Vet (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 61
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Despite of the vast body of theoretical and empirical literature dealing with parasitoid learning, this knowledge has thus far rarely been exploited for manipulating the efficacy of augmentative biological pest control. This may be due to the fact that most studies on learning behavior were performed under laboratory conditions, whereas field trials remain scarce. However, the few studies that did investigate parasitoid foraging success under (semi-)field conditions show strong learning effects....
Leidt een verlies aan biodiversiteit echt tot de ineenstorting van de natuur? Die vraag stelt filosoof Bas Haring zich in Het Financieele Dagblad (24 mei). Hij vindt dat biologen niet eerlijk communiceren over dit onderwerp en daarmee de waardevrije wetenschap ondermijnen. Aan het eind van zijn betoog roept hij lezers op om hem te helpen bij het project ‘Wat vind jij van biodiversiteit?’ Blijkbaar is hij wel geinteresseerd in meningen, maar niet in wetenschappelijke bewijsvoering. Er is namelijk...
#1Jessica A. C. de Bruijn (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 2
#2Louise E. M. VetH-Index: 61
Last.Hans M. Smid (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 22
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Abstract Background Insects are important models to study learning and memory formation in both an ecological and neuroscience context due to their small size, behavioral flexibility and ecological diversity. Measuring memory retention is often done through simple time-consuming set-ups, producing only a single parameter for conditioned behavior. We wished to obtain higher sample sizes with fewer individuals to measure olfactory memory retention more efficiently. New method The high-throughput i...
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