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Biodiversity and Insect Pests

Key Issues for Sustainable Management

Biodiversity and Insect Pests by Geoff M. Gurr
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Biodiversity offers great potential for managing insect pests. Itprovides resistance genes and anti-insect compounds; a huge rangeof predatory and parasitic natural enemies of pests; and communityecology-level effects operating at the local and landscape scalesto check pest build-up. This book brings together world leaders intheoretical, methodological and applied aspects to provide acomprehensive treatment of this fast-moving field.

Chapter authors from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and theAmericas ensure a truly international scope. Topics range fromscientific principles, innovative research methods, ecologicaleconomics and effective communication to farmers, as well as casestudies of successful use of biodiversity-based pest managementsome of which extend over millions of hectares or are enshrined asgovernment policy.

Written to be accessible to advanced undergraduates whilst alsostimulating the seasoned researcher, this work will help unlock thepower of biodiversity to deliver sustainable insect pestmanagement.

Visit www.wiley.com/go/gurr/biodiversity toaccess the artwork from the book.

Wiley; March 2012
224 pages; ISBN 9781118231852
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Title: Biodiversity and Insect Pests
Author: Geoff M. Gurr; Stephen D. Wratten; William E. Snyder
 
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