Natural Enemies: An Introduction to Biological Control

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Februar 2004



Natural Enemies: An Introduction to Biological Control gives a thorough grounding in the biological control of arthropods, vertebrates, weeds, and plant pathogens through use of natural enemies. The book is intended for undergraduate students and others wishing to learn the basics of biological control. Ann Hajek discusses the reasons why biological control is used, and describes different use strategies and associated safety issues, as well as how best to integrate biological control with other types of pest management. She goes on to describe the basic biology of the different types of natural enemies, and gives examples of successful biological control programs. Throughout this book the ecological relationships that make control possible are emphasized and the major strategies for the use of different types of natural enemies detailed, with discussions of the specific conditions under which each strategy is successful in controlling pests.


Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: 1. Why use natural enemies?; 2. Introduction to biological control; Part I. Strategies for Using Natural Enemies: 3. Classical biological control; 4. Augmentation: inundative and inoculative biological control; 5. Conservation and enhancement of natural enemies; Part II. Biological Control of Invertebrate and Vertebrate Pests: 6. Ecological basis for use of predators, parasitoids and pathogens; 7. Predators; 8. Insect parasitoids: attack by aliens; 9. Parasitic nematodes; 10. Bacterial pathogens of invertebrates; 11. Viral pathogens; 12. Fungi and microsporidia; Part III. Biological Control of Weeds: 13. Biology and ecology of agents used for biological control of weeds; 14. Phytophagous invertebrates and vertebrates; 15. Plant pathogens for controlling weeds; Part IV. Biological Control of Plant Pathogens and Plant Parasitic Nematodes: 16. Biology and ecology of antagonists; 17. Microbial antagonists combating plant pathogens and plant parasitic nematodes; Part V. Biological Control: Concerns, Changes and Challenges: 18. Safe biological control; 19. Present uses of biological control; Glossary; References; Index.


ANN HAJEK is Associate Professor in the Department of Entomology at Cornell University.


'... a nicely written and illustrated book on biological control ...' Journal of Insect Conservation 'It is a book that is designed to take the reader through the value, uses and approaches to biological control, emphasising each point with clearly described examples. And this it does very well indeed.' Leonard G. Copping, Pest Management Science 'The strength of the text, in my opinion, lies in the enthusiasm for the organisms, especially the entomophagous fungi with which Hajek is so familiar.' Ecology '... a remarkable textbook that she has left no member of this community out: from vertebrates to pathogens. The text is written in a very accessible language appropriate for students whose primary focus may not be entomology or biological control.' Natural Entomologist
EAN: 9780521652957
ISBN: 0521652952
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 394 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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