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Biodiversity and pests : key issues for sustainable management

Author: Geoff Gurr; Stephen D Wratten; William E Snyder; Donna M Y Read
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex [England] ; Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2012. 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Enhanced Credo edition]View all editions and formats
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Biodiversity offers great potential for managing insect pests. It provides resistance genes and anti-insect compounds; a huge range of predatory and parasitic natural enemies of pests; and community ecology-level effects operating at the local and landscape scales to check pest build-up. This book brings together world leaders in theoretical, methodological and applied aspects to provide a comprehensive treatment of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xii, 347 pages : illustrations
(DLC) 2011046054
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoff Gurr; Stephen D Wratten; William E Snyder; Donna M Y Read
ISBN: 9781785393426 1785393421
OCLC Number: 915349990
Description: 1 online resource (30 entries) : 126 images
Contents: Introduction --
Biodiversity and insect pests / Geoff M. Gurr, Steve D. Wratten, William E. Snyder --
Fundamentals --
The ecology of biodiversity-biocontrol relationships / William E. Snyder, Jason M. Tylianakis --
The role of generalist predators in terrestrial food webs : lessons for agricultural pest management / K.D. Welch, R.S. Pfannenstiel, J.D. Harwood --
Ecological economics of biodiversity use for pest management / Mark Gillespie, Steve D. Wratten --
Soil fertility, biodiversity and pest management / Miguel A. Altieri, Luigi Ponti, Clara I. Nicholls --
Plant biodiversity as a resource for natural products for insect pest management / Opender Koul --
The ecology and utility of local and landscape scale effects in pest management / Sagrario Gámez-Virués, Mattias Jonsson, Barbara Ekbom --
Methods --
Scale effects in biodiversity and biological control : methods and statistical analysis / Christoph Scherber, Blas Lavandero, Katrin M. Meyer, David Perovic, Ute Visser, Kerstin Wiegand, Teja Tscharntke --
Pick and mix : selecting flowering plants to meet the requirements of target biological control insects / Felix L. Wäckers, Paul C.J. van Rijn --
The molecular revolution: using polymerase chain reaction methods to explore the role of predators in terrestrial food webs / William O.C. Symondson. Employing chemical ecology to understand and exploit biodiversity for pest management / David G. James, Sofia Orre-Gordon, Olivia L. Reynolds (nee Kvedaras), Marja Simpson --
Application --
Using decision theory and sociological tools to facilitate adoption of biodiversity-based pest management strategies / M.M. Escalada, K.L. Heong --
Ecological engineering strategies to manage insect pests in rice Geoff M. Gurr, K.L. Heong J.A. Cheng, J. Catindig --
China's "Green Plant Protection" initiative : coordinated promotion of biodiversity-related technologies / Lu Zhongxian, Yang Yajun, Yang Puyun, Zhao Zhonghua --
Diversity and defence : plant-herbivore interactions at multiple scales and trophic levels / Finbarr G. Horgan --
"Push-pull" revisited : the process of successful deployment of a chemical ecology based pest management tool / Zeyaur R. Khan, Charles A.O. Midega, Jimmy Pittchar, Toby J.A. Bruce, John A. Pickett --
Using native plant species to diversify agriculture / Douglas A. Landis, Mary M. Gardiner, Jean Tompkins --
Using biodiversity for pest suppression in urban landscapes / Paula M. Shrewsbury, Simon R. Leather --
Cover crops and related methods for enhancing agricultural biodiversity and conservation biocontrol : successful case studies / P.G. Tillman, H.A. Smith, J.M. Holland --
Synthesis --
Conclusion: Biodiversity as an asset rather than a burden / Geoff M. Gurr, William E. Snyder, Steve D. Wratten, Donna M.Y. Read.
Responsibility: edited by Geoff M. Gurr, Steve D. Wratten, William E. Snyder ; with Donna M.Y. Read.

Abstract:

Biodiversity offers great potential for managing insect pests. It provides resistance genes and anti-insect compounds; a huge range of predatory and parasitic natural enemies of pests; and community ecology-level effects operating at the local and landscape scales to check pest build-up. This book brings together world leaders in theoretical, methodological and applied aspects to provide a comprehensive treatment of this fast-moving field.

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