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Neonicotinoid insecticides negatively affect performance measures of non-target terrestrial arthropods: a meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Ecological Applications, May 2018
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Title
Neonicotinoid insecticides negatively affect performance measures of non-target terrestrial arthropods: a meta-analysis
Published in
Ecological Applications, May 2018
DOI 10.1002/eap.1723
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Authors

Anson R. Main, Elisabeth B. Webb, Keith W. Goyne, Doreen Mengel

Abstract

Neonicotinoid insecticides are currently the fastest-growing and most widely used insecticide class worldwide. Valued for their versatility in application, these insecticides may cause deleterious effects in a range of non-target (beneficial) arthropods. However, it remains unclear whether strong patterns exist in terms of their major effects, if broad measures of arthropod performance are negatively affected, or whether different functional groups are equally vulnerable. Here, we present a meta-analysis of 372 observations from 44 field and laboratory studies that describe neonicotinoid effects on 14 arthropod orders across five broad performance measures: abundance, behavior, condition, reproductive success, and survival. Across studies, neonicotinoids negatively affected all performance metrics evaluated; however, magnitude of the effects varied. Arthropod behavior and survival were the most negatively affected and abundance was the least negatively affected. Effects on arthropod functional groups were inconsistent. Pollinator condition, reproductive success, and survival were significantly lower in neonicotinoid treatments compared to untreated controls; whereas, neonicotinoid effects on detritivores were not significant. Although magnitude of arthropod response to neonicotinoids varied among performance measures and functional groups, we documented a consistent negative relationship between exposure to neonicotinoid insecticides in published studies and beneficial arthropod performance. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Unknown 40 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 25%
Student > Master 10 25%
Unspecified 6 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 15%
Student > Postgraduate 3 8%
Other 5 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 27 68%
Unspecified 8 20%
Environmental Science 3 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 90. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 May 2019.
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