Biodiversity and insect pests : key issues for sustainable management

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  • Creator edited by Geoff M. Gurr, Steve D. Wratten, William E. Snyder ; with Donna M.Y. Read
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource
  • ISBNs 9781118231838, 111823183X, 9781118231845, 1118231848, 9780470656860, 0470656867
  • OCLC ocn784953183


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction -- Biodiversity and insect pests / Geoff M. Gurr, Steve D. Wratten, William E. Snyder -- Fundamentals -- The ecology of biodiversity-biocontrol relationships / William E. Snyder, Jason M. Tylianakis -- The role of generalist predators in terrestrial food webs : lessons for agricultural pest management / K.D. Welch, R.S. Pfannenstiel, J.D. Harwood -- Ecological economics of biodiversity use for pest management / Mark Gillespie, Steve D. Wratten -- Soil fertility, biodiversity and pest management / Miguel A. Altieri, Luigi Ponti, Clara I. Nicholls -- Plant biodiversity as a resource for natural products for insect pest management / Opender Koul -- The ecology and utility of local and landscape scale effects in pest management / Sagrario Gámez-Virués, Mattias Jonsson, Barbara Ekbom -- Methods -- Scale effects in biodiversity and biological control : methods and statistical analysis / Christoph Scherber, Blas Lavandero, Katrin M. Meyer, David Perovic, Ute Visser, Kerstin Wiegand, Teja Tscharntke -- Pick and mix : selecting flowering plants to meet the requirements of target biological control insects / Felix L. Wäckers, Paul C.J. van Rijn -- The molecular revolution: using polymerase chain reaction methods to explore the role of predators in terrestrial food webs / William O.C. Symondson
  • Employing chemical ecology to understand and exploit biodiversity for pest management / David G. James, Sofia Orre-Gordon, Olivia L. Reynolds (nee Kvedaras), Marja Simpson -- Application -- Using decision theory and sociological tools to facilitate adoption of biodiversity-based pest management strategies / M.M. Escalada, K.L. Heong -- Ecological engineering strategies to manage insect pests in rice Geoff M. Gurr, K.L. Heong J.A. Cheng, J. Catindig -- China's "Green Plant Protection" initiative : coordinated promotion of biodiversity-related technologies / Lu Zhongxian, Yang Yajun, Yang Puyun, Zhao Zhonghua -- Diversity and defence : plant-herbivore interactions at multiple scales and trophic levels / Finbarr G. Horgan -- "Push-pull" revisited : the process of successful deployment of a chemical ecology based pest management tool / Zeyaur R. Khan, Charles A.O. Midega, Jimmy Pittchar, Toby J.A. Bruce, John A. Pickett -- Using native plant species to diversify agriculture / Douglas A. Landis, Mary M. Gardiner, Jean Tompkins -- Using biodiversity for pest suppression in urban landscapes / Paula M. Shrewsbury, Simon R. Leather -- Cover crops and related methods for enhancing agricultural biodiversity and conservation biocontrol : successful case studies / P.G. Tillman, H.A. Smith, J.M. Holland -- Synthesis -- Conclusion: Biodiversity as an asset rather than a burden / Geoff M. Gurr, William E. Snyder, Steve D. Wratten, Donna M.Y. Read
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