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Frogs as potential biological control agents in the rice fields of Chitwan, Nepal
Khatiwada, Janak Raj1,2,3; Ghimire, Subarna3,4; Khatiwada, Shanta Paudel2,3,5; Paudel, Bikash6; Bischof, Richard7; Jiang, Jianping1; Haugaasen, Torbjorn7
Corresponding AuthorKhatiwada, Janak Raj
2016
Source PublicationAGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT
ISSN0167-8809
EISSN1873-2305
Volume230Pages:307-314
SubtypeArticle
AbstractAnuran frogs are often considered generalist predators in rice fields and feed upon a variety of invertebrates. They may thus provide an invaluable ecosystem service, as many species belonging to the orders coleoptera, lepidoptera, orthoptera, homoptera and hemiptera are regarded as notorious rice pests, inflicting significant losses on rice production. In this study, we surveyed frogs in rice paddies of lowland Nepal during the dry and rainy seasons, approximately 3-4 weeks after rice had been planted. We used stomach flushing to study the dietary habits of anuran species encountered, and provide empirical evidence of the ecological service provided by frogs in this agricultural landscape. We found that frogs included a high proportion of crop pests in their diet, but consumption of pests varied between the rainy and dry seasons, frog species and even individual frogs. The ecosystem services provided by frogs are not limited to crop pest control, but, as our observations revealed, include consumption of a large number insects known to be important vectors of zoonotic diseases. We encourage both farmers and conservation planners to consider frogs as important biological pest controllers during the development of pest management and strategies in agricultural landscapes. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
KeywordAnurans Diet Frogs Rice Paddy Crop Pest Conservation
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine
DOI10.1016/j.agee.2016.06.025
WOS Subject ExtendedAgriculture ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Indexed BySCI
WOS KeywordIRRIGATED RICE ; PEST-MANAGEMENT ; INSECT PESTS ; RANA-NIGROMACULATA ; MOSQUITO LARVAE ; FEEDING-HABITS ; HYLA-JAPONICA ; DIET ; JAPAN ; BUFONIDAE
Language英语
Quartile2区
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WOS SubjectAgriculture, Multidisciplinary ; Ecology ; Environmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000381834500032
Funding OrganizationFresno Chaffee Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund ; Cleveland Metroparks Zoo ; Cleveland Zoological Society ; NEW Zoological Society
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/17603
Collection山区发展研究中心
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Chengdu Inst Biol, Chengdu 610041, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Himalayan Res & Conservat Nepal, GPO Box 8975,EPC 5997, Kathmandu, Nepal
4.Tribhuvan Univ, Cent Dept Zool, Kathmandu, Nepal
5.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Mt Hazards & Environm, Chengdu 610041, Peoples R China
6.Local Initiat Biodivers Res & Dev, POB 324, Pokhara, Nepal
7.Norwegian Univ Life Sci, Dept Ecol & Nat Resource Management, N-1432 As, Norway
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Khatiwada, Janak Raj,Ghimire, Subarna,Khatiwada, Shanta Paudel,et al. Frogs as potential biological control agents in the rice fields of Chitwan, Nepal[J]. AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT,2016,230:307-314.
APA Khatiwada, Janak Raj.,Ghimire, Subarna.,Khatiwada, Shanta Paudel.,Paudel, Bikash.,Bischof, Richard.,...&Haugaasen, Torbjorn.(2016).Frogs as potential biological control agents in the rice fields of Chitwan, Nepal.AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT,230,307-314.
MLA Khatiwada, Janak Raj,et al."Frogs as potential biological control agents in the rice fields of Chitwan, Nepal".AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT 230(2016):307-314.
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