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Author Van Driesche, Roy.

Title Control of pests and weeds by natural enemies : an introduction to biological control / Roy Van Driesche, Mark Hoddle, and Ted Center.

Published Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  632.96 VAND    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description x, 473 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-447) and index.
Contents Pt. 1. Scope of Biological Control -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Types of Biological Control, Targets, and Agents -- Pt. 2. Kinds of Natural Enemies -- 3. Parasitoid Diversity and Ecology -- 4. Predator Diversity and Ecology -- 5. Weed Biocontrol Agent Diversity and Ecology -- 6. Arthropod Pathogen Diversity and Ecology -- Pt. 3. Invasions: Why Biological Control Is Needed -- 7. The Invasion Crisis -- 8. Ways to Suppress Invasive Species -- Pt. 4. Natural Enemy Introductions: Theory and Practice -- 9. Interaction Webs as the Conceptual Framework for Classical Biological Control -- 10. The Role of Population Ecology and Population Models in Biological Control, by Joseph Elkinton -- 11. Classical Biological Control -- 12. Weed Biological Control -- Pt. 5. Tools for Classical Biological Control -- 13. Foreign Exploration -- 14. Climate Matching -- 15. Molecular Tools, by Richard Stouthamer -- Pt. 6. Safety -- 16. Non-Target Impacts of Biological Control Agents -- 17. Predicting Natural Enemy Host Ranges -- 18. Avoiding Indirect Non-Target Impacts -- Pt. 7. Measuring Natural Enemy Impacts on Pests -- 19. Field Colonization of Natural Enemies -- 20. Natural Enemy Evaluation -- Pt. 8. Conserving Biological Control Agents in Crops -- 21. Protecting Natural Enemies from Pesticides -- 22. Enhancing Crops as Natural Enemy Environments -- Pt. 9. Biopesticides -- 23. Microbial Pesticides: Issues and Concepts -- 24. Use of Arthropod Pathogens as Pesticides -- Pt. 10. Augmentative Biological Control -- 25. Biological Control in Greenhouses -- 26. Augmentative Release of Natural Enemies in Outdoor Crops -- Pt. 11. Other Targets and New Directions -- 27. Vertebrate Pests -- 28. Expanding the Biological Control Horizon: New Purposes and New Targets -- 29. Future Directions.
Summary "This book offers a multifaceted yet integrated discussion on two major applications of biological control: permanent control of invasive insects and plants at the landscape level and temporary suppression of both native and exotic pests in farms, tree plantations, and greenhouses. Written by leading international experts in the field, the text discusses control of invasive species and the role of natural enemies in pest management." "This book is essential reading for courses on Invasive Species, Pest Management, and Crop Protection. It is an invaluable reference book for biocontrol professionals, restorationists, agriculturalists, and wildlife biologists." "Further information and resources can be found on the authors' own website at:"--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Hoddle, Mark.
Center, Ted D.
Subject Pests -- Biological control.
Weeds -- Biological control.
ISBN 9781405145718 (pbk. : alk. paper)