Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Mst. Salma Akter

 Mst. Salma Akter

Does lanscape complexity influence the conservation og natural enemies of brassica pests?

Without supporting landscapes local scale habitat manipulation will not yield desirable pest control. Therefore, a study will be conducted with two questions in consideration: 1) how the local and landscape habitats interact in case of arthropods for brassica vegetables? and 2) is weather variation impose any effect on the interaction among the habitat types in different climatic zones? To find the answers, landscape will be integrated with arthropod data. Percentage of landscape features around every field will be calculated from Google Earth images by analyzing them in ArcGIS 10.6. Then, arthropod data will correlate with land use proportion and weather data by using appropriate linear model in R.

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Principal Supervisor: Professor Geoff Gurr, School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Orange, NSW.

Co-supervisor: Olivia Reynolds, Team Leader, cesar Australia Pty Ltd, Vic

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Australia Awards Scholarship and Charles Sturt University

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