Floating pennywort: Biological control using native herbivores
Overall effectiveness category Awaiting assessment
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Increasing the numbers of a native species, normally an arthropod, can increase the level of foraging to levels higher than normally endured by the target (Gassmann et al. 2006). This can potentially be used as a means of controlling invasive plants.
Gassmann A., Cock M.J.W., Shaw R. & Evans H.C. (2006) The potential for biological control of invasive alien aquatic weeds in Europe: a review. Hydrobiologia, 570, 217-222.