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Working group on effects of global changes in the multitrophic interaction plants: natural enemies

Processo: 11/51227-0
Linha de fomento:Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Vigência: 01 de setembro de 2011 - 31 de outubro de 2012
Área do conhecimento:Ciências Agrárias - Agronomia
Convênio/Acordo: University of Southampton
Pesquisador responsável:Ricardo Antonio Polanczyk
Beneficiário:Ricardo Antonio Polanczyk
Pesq. responsável no exterior: Guy Poppy
Instituição no exterior: University of Southampton, Inglaterra
Instituição-sede: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal, SP, Brasil
Vinculado ao auxílio:10/12438-2 - Plutella xylostella: variabilidade populacional e suscetibilidade a táticas de controle, AP.R
Assunto(s):Mudança climática  Interação planta-inseto  Cana-de-açúcar 


This research aims to establish an important collaboration between Dr. Polanczyk (UNESP), Dr. De Bortoli (UNESP) and Prof. Poppy and Dr Jackson from University of Southampton. The research will focus on determining the effects of global climate change on the key ecosystem service of pest regulation by investigating the multitrophic interaction between plants - pests - natural enemies. It is recognized that to obtain food security, other ecosystem services need to be managed alongside the service of food production. This research will improve our understanding of an important service in agriculture and allow biodiversity in agroecosystems to be improved compared with classical intensive use of synthetic insecticides. The initial project is being designed to test the "Effect of CO2 in the interaction between Plutella xylostella and their natural enemies Bacillus thuringiensis, Trichogramma pretiosum and Orius insidiosus". A larger and very important proposal will be developed from the establishment of a successful collaboration. This will address "Enhancing sugar cane production whilst optimizing other ecosystem services in a future world of global cJimate change". The first one is an initial standard research project which will establish expertise and the collaboration whereas the second one is a thematic project. The initial focus will be exchanging knowledge via a series of visits and workshops in order to plan future exchange visits by postgraduate. This working group will insert the UNESP and the São Paulo State in an important reseach area of global importance as Food security and energy security (sugar cane is very important in this context) become major issues alongside the need to manage ecosystem services to ensure sustainability. Both the Brazilian and UK teams will benefit from joining forces in this growing area, which has been little explored in Brazil. (AU)