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Functional plants: Current uses and future research
Author of the article:YANG Quan-Feng;OUYANG Fang;MEN Xing-Yuan;GE Feng
Author's Workplace:State Key Laboratory of Integrated Management of Pest and Rodents, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China; CAS Center for Excellence in Biotic Interactions, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China; Institute of Plant Protection, Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Jinan 250100, China
Key Words:functional plant; biocontrol; pollination; ecosystem services; ecosystem function
Many types of plants, including nectar-producing plants and those that provide habitat for predatory insects, are utilized in agricultural landscapes to enhance the biocontrol function of natural enemies of insect pests. The definition of such functional plants is, however, unclear as is their potential application in pest control. Furthermore, a review of the relevant literature indicates that other ecosystem functions provided by plants, such as water and soil conservation and pollination, are typically not considered when selecting plants for planting. This paper defines functional plants on the basis of the ecosystem services and functions they provide and summarizes the principles underlying the use of such plants in agricultural ecosystems. Directions for future research are suggested to promote the use of functional plants in ecological pest management.
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