Landscape ecology of the lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica

Eldridge, James Vincent (2014) Landscape ecology of the lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


The Lesser Grain Borer is a major pest of stored grain with a global distribution. This project has, for the first time recorded this pest throughout broad spatial areas, tens of kilometres from grain production or storage. Statistical analysis revealed that different factors such as ambient temperature and the availability of food resources affect R. dominica differently between different habitats. This suggests that, contrary to the prevailing view, this pest is not solely dependent on stored wheat and can continue to persist throughout a range of habitats. These findings have important management implications for Australia's wheat industry.

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ID Code: 69538
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Hamilton, Grant & Rasmussen, Rune
Keywords: Bostrichidae, generalised linear mixed model, landscape ecology, stored grain, wheat, Rhyzopertha Dominica
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 15 May 2014 06:25
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:47

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