Ecology of Plant Parasitic Nematodes, their Host Plants and Antagonists in European Coastal Sand Dunes: Training Opportunity for Ecologists and Agricultural Biocontrol Researchers. (EcoTrain) RTN2-2001-00464
Coordinator - Wim Van der Putten (Universidade de Wageningen, Holanda).
Execution dates - 2002-06-01 - 2006-05-30 (48 Months)
Funding Entity - UE, Research Training Networks
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Participating Institutions
1. The Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Center for Terrestrial Ecology (NIOO-CTO), Holland - 2. The IACR-Rothamsted (IACR), UK 3.The Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER), UK 4. The Crop Protection department of the Agricultural Research Center-Gent, Belgium (CLO) 5. Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Centre de Biologie et de Gestion des Populations (IRD-CBGP), Montpellier, France 6. Laboratory of Nematology, Wageningen University (WUR) 7. IMAR – Centro Interdisciplinary de Coimbra (FCTUC).
This project, involving ecologists, nematologists, phytopathologists and microbiologists has the purpose of studying different mechanisms that regulate the abundance of nematodes in dune ecosystems. The focus of most of the work will be on Ammophila arenaria, the dune stabilizing specie. The knowledge of mechanisms that regulate the nematode population, has potential applications, namely the biologic control of the nematode plant parasites.