Sebastian Kolb
University of Koblenz and Landau
Publications 3
#1Sebastian Kolb (University of Koblenz and Landau)H-Index: 1
#2Deniz UzmanH-Index: 2
Last.Martin H. Entling (University of Koblenz and Landau)H-Index: 19
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Abstract Organic management has the potential to mitigate negative impacts of intensive farming on biodiversity. We aimed to determine the effects of management system (organic vs. conventional), local habitat conditions and the surrounding landscape on ground-dwelling spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) in vineyards. We studied spider species richness, abundance and community composition in fifteen pairs of conventional and organic vineyards along a gradient of landscape composition in Germany. In spi...
Agricultural management should aim at high densities of beneficial organisms such as spiders. Here, we asked whether spiders in vineyards can be promoted either by using novel disease resistant grape varieties that allow for a reduced number of fungicide applications, or by minimal pruning which enhances the structural complexity of the grapevine canopy. We compared spider communities in vineyards planted with fungus-resistant varieties (PIWIs) to vineyards with traditional grapevine varieties, ...
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#1Laia Mestre (University of Koblenz and Landau)H-Index: 8
#2Jens Schirmel (University of Koblenz and Landau)H-Index: 14
Last.Martin H. Entling (University of Koblenz and Landau)H-Index: 19
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Abstract Semi-natural habitats (SNH) support biodiversity and associated ecosystem services on farmland, thereby contributing to sustainable agriculture. However, little is known about the specific suitability of different types of SNH as overwintering habitat for predatory arthropods, despite the crucial role of such knowledge for conservation biological control. We used ground photoeclectors to sample spiders in 65 habitats comprising crop fields and four major SNH types (herbaceous areal, her...
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