Natural Enemies: An Introduction to Biological Control 2nd Ed.

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Publication due April 2018

  • Author: Hajek, Ann E & , Jørgen
  • Date Pub: 2018 04 (April)
  • ISBN: 9781107668249
  • Stock: Not yet published. Available to pre-order
  • Published byCambridge University Press - more

  • Presents basic information in a simple format, making this accessible for readers without extensive background knowledge of entomology, weed science, or plant pathology
  • Covers the ecological bases of the strategies discussed, helping readers see how they work and enabling them to work towards improvements and alterations with a solid foundation
  • Case-studies give real examples of the strategies in use in a variety of ecosystems
  • This second edition of Natural Enemies will give students, professionals, and anyone wishing to learn the basics of biological control a fully updated and thorough introduction. The book discusses the huge diversity of organisms used in the control of pests, weeds and plant pathogens, and compares the many different strategies referred to as 'biological control': the introduction of exotic natural enemies, application of predators, parasitoids, and microorganisms as biopesticides, and manipulation of the environment to enhance natural enemy populations. The authors present the ecological concepts which form the bases of biological control and discuss recent changes to make biological control safe for the environment. Case studies are included throughout, providing in-depth examples of the use of different organisms and strategies in a variety of ecosystems. A new chapter covers the current challenges; the impact of climate change, the problem of invasive species, and how biological control can aid sustainability.

    REVIEWS of previous edition
    '... 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
    … 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

    Authors
    Ann E. Hajek is a Professor in the Department of Entomology at Cornell University, New York. Her career has focused on biological control, with research ranging from developing biopesticides to investigating why epizootics of insect diseases occur. The International Organization for Biological Control, Nearctic Regional Section, presented her with their Distinguished Scientist Award in 2011.

    Jørgen Eilenberg is a Professor in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, where he leads a research team studying insect pathogens and biological control. He was President of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology 2012–2014.

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    Paperback
    ~400 pages
    136 b/w illus. 25 tables
    247 x 174 mm

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