Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable by Geoff M. Gurr,Stephen D. Wratten,William E. Snyder

By Geoff M. Gurr,Stephen D. Wratten,William E. Snyder

Biodiversity bargains nice power for handling insect pests. It presents resistance genes and anti-insect compounds; a massive diversity of predatory and parasitic normal enemies of pests; and group ecology-level results working on the neighborhood and panorama scales to examine pest build-up. This publication brings jointly global leaders in theoretical, methodological and utilized features to supply a finished therapy of this fast-moving field.

Chapter authors from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas be certain a very foreign scope. issues variety from clinical ideas, leading edge learn tools, ecological economics and potent verbal exchange to farmers, in addition to case stories of profitable use of biodiversity-based pest administration a few of which expand over thousands of hectares or are enshrined as govt policy.

Written to be obtainable to complicated undergraduates while additionally stimulating the professional researcher, this paintings can help free up the ability of biodiversity to convey sustainable insect pest management.

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