Insect outbreaks and community structure


Journal Article

Pest outbreaks in agricultural systems do not appear to be an ecologically inevitable consequence of trophic simplicity. Populations do appear to become more resilient as the system's trophic structure becomes simpler. Insect pest outbreaks may be considered "dynamic instabilities' and instability may be related not just to the intrinsic properties of the species, but to the trophic structure of the community to which the species belongs. -from Authors

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Redfearn, A; Pimm, SL

Published Date

  • January 1, 1987

Published In

  • Insect Outbreaks

Start / End Page

  • 99 - 133

Citation Source

  • Scopus