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 deals nice capability for handling insect pests. It offers resistance genes and anti-insect compounds; a major variety of predatory and parasitic common enemies of pests; and group ecology-level results working on the neighborhood and panorama scales to ascertain pest build-up. This e-book brings jointly international leaders in theoretical, methodological and utilized elements to supply a finished therapy of this fast-moving box.

bankruptcy authors from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas make certain a very overseas scope. themes diversity from clinical ideas, cutting edge study equipment, ecological economics and potent communique to farmers, in addition to case reviews of profitable use of biodiversity-based pest administration a few of which expand over thousands of hectares or are enshrined as executive policy.

Written to be obtainable to complex undergraduates when additionally stimulating the professional researcher, this paintings might help liberate the ability of biodiversity to carry sustainable insect pest management.

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Chapter 1 Biodiversity and bug Pests (pages 1–20): Geoff M. Gurr, Steve D. Wratten and William E. Snyder
Chapter 2 The Ecology of Biodiversity–Biocontrol Relationships (pages 21–40): William E. Snyder and Jason M. Tylianakis
Chapter three The function of Generalist Predators in Terrestrial foodstuff Webs: classes for Agricultural Pest administration (pages 41–56): okay. D. Welch, R. S. Pfannenstiel and J. D. Harwood
Chapter four Ecological Economics of Biodiversity Use for Pest administration (pages 57–71): Mark Gillespie and Steve D. Wratten
Chapter five Soil Fertility, Biodiversity and Pest administration (pages 72–84): Miguel A. Altieri, Luigi Ponti and Clara I. Nicholls
Chapter 6 Plant Biodiversity as a source for usual items for Insect Pest administration (pages 85–105): Opender Koul
Chapter 7 The Ecology and application of neighborhood and panorama Scale results in Pest administration (pages 106–120): Sagrario Gamez?Virues, Mattias Jonsson and Barbara Ekbom
Chapter eight Scale results in Biodiversity and organic regulate: tools and Statistical research (pages 121–138): Christoph Scherber, Blas Lavandero, Katrin M. Meyer, David Perovic, Ute Visser, Kerstin Wiegand and Teja Tscharntke
Chapter nine decide and combine: opting for Flowering crops to fulfill the necessities of aim organic keep watch over bugs (pages 139–165): Felix L. Wackers and Paul C. J. van Rijn
Chapter 10 The Molecular Revolution: utilizing Polymerase Chain response dependent how you can discover the function of Predators in Terrestrial nutrients Webs (pages 166–184): William O. C. Symondson
Chapter eleven making use of Chemical Ecology to appreciate and make the most Biodiversity for Pest administration (pages 185–195): David G. James, Sofia Orre?Gordon, Olivia L. Reynolds (nee Kvedaras) and Marja Simpson
Chapter 12 utilizing determination idea and Sociological instruments to Facilitate Adoption of Biodiversity?Based Pest administration concepts (pages 197–213): M. M. Escalada and ok. L. Heong
Chapter thirteen Ecological Engineering thoughts to control Insect Pests in Rice (pages 214–229): Geoff M. Gurr, okay. L. Heong, J. A. Cheng and J. Catindig
Chapter 14 China's ‘Green Plant security’ Initiative: Coordinated merchandising of Biodiversity?Related applied sciences (pages 230–240): Lu Zhongxian, Yang Yajun, Yang Puyun and Zhao Zhonghua
Chapter 15 variety and Defence: Plant–Herbivore Interactions at a number of Scales and Trophic degrees (pages 241–258): Finbarr G. Horgan
Chapter sixteen ‘Push–Pull’ Revisited: the method of winning Deployment of a Chemical Ecology established Pest administration software (pages 259–275): Zeyaur R. Khan, Charles A. O. Midega, Jimmy Pittchar, Toby J. A. Bruce and John A. Pickett
Chapter 17 utilizing local Plant Species to Diversify Agriculture (pages 276–292): Douglas A. Landis, Mary M. Gardiner and Jean Tompkins
Chapter 18 utilizing Biodiversity for Pest Suppression in city Landscapes (pages 293–308): Paula M. Shrewsbury and Simon R. Leather
Chapter 19 hide vegetation and similar equipment for boosting Agricultural Biodiversity and Conservation Biocontrol: profitable Case reports (pages 309–327): P. G. Tillman, H. A. Smith and J. M. Holland
Chapter 20 end: Biodiversity as an Asset instead of a Burden (pages 329–339): Geoff M. Gurr, William E. Snyder, Steve D. Wratten and Donna M. Y. learn

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The circles variously indicate plant (Plant), herbivore (Herb), detritivore (Det) and predator (Pred) trophic levels. In the figures circles are scaled to show relative biomass at that trophic level, and arrows denote the direction of energy flow and so point from resource to consumer. The ecology of biodiversity–biocontrol relationships herbivores are controlled by their natural enemies in communities with an odd number of trophic levels, but freed from control in communities with an even number of trophic levels.

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