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Nematode Pathogenesis of Insects and Other Pests: Ecology and Applied Technologies for Sustainable Plant and Crop Protection

The most novel compedium in applied entomopathogenic nematology, with special emphasis on the application of new technologies, molecular methods and global change impact data
Contributions provided from world reference experts in the topics
This book represents a model to provide a holistic approach linking ecology and biology with an agronomic perspective

Series: Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection

By: Raquel Campos-Herrera (Editor)

531 pages, 21 colour & 30 b/w illustrations, 24 colour tables


Hardback | Sep 2015 | #225677 | ISBN-13: 9783319182650
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Achieving a sustainable agriculture requires integrating advances in multiples disciplines, covering both fundamental and applied research in a common objective: enhancing crop health for better productions. This first volume of the Series "Sustainability in plant and crop protection" presents a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary compendium about the recent achievements in the use of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) as biological control in a global scale. Nematode Pathogenesis of Insects and Other Pests is organized in a first section discussing the last discoveries on the biology and ecology of the EPN, a second section covering the advances on the EPN productions and release, and a third section with multiples case-studies in which the concepts and ideas on the two previous sections are integrated and discussed. An essential tool for researchers and professionals working to advance in the sustainable use of our resources.


1 Diversity, biology and evolutionary relationships - S. Patricia Stock
2 Improvement of entomopathogenic nematodes: a genetic approach - Itamar Glazer
3 Behaviour and population dynamics of entomopathogenic nematodes following application - Christine T. Griffin
4 Entomopathogenic nematode in the soil environment - Robin J. Stuart, Mary E. Barbercheck, & Parwinder S. Grewal
5 Trophic relationships of entomopathogenic nematodes in agricultural habitats - Edwin E. Lewis, Selcuk Hazir, Amanda K. Hodson & Baris Gulcu
6 Utilizing persistent entomopathogenic nematodes in a conservation or a more classical biological approach - Elson J. Shield

7 Prospects in the application technology and the formulation of entomopathogenic nematodes for biological control of insects pests - Ivan Hiltpold
8 Insect-cadaver applications: pros and cons - Claudia Dolinski, David Shapiro-Ilan & Edwin E. Lewis
9 Entomopathogenic nematode application technology - David Shapiro-Ilan & Claudia Dolinski
10 Entomopathogenic nematode production and application: regulation, ecological impact and non-target effects - Ana Piedra-Buena, Javier Lopez-Cepero & Raquel Campos-Herrera

11 New York case study: biological control of Otiorhynchus ligustici with native persistent entomopathogenic nematodes using a more classical approach - Elson Shield & Antonio M. Testa
12 Entomopathogenic nematodes in turfgrass: ecology and management of important insect pests in North America - Albrecht M. Koppenhofer, Olga S. Kostromytska, Benjamin A. McGraw, Lemma Ebssa
13 It takes a village: entomopathogenic nematode community structure and conservation biological control in Florida (US) orchards - Raquel Campos-Herrera, Fahiem E. El-Borai & Larry W. Duncan
14 Entompathogenic nematodes in Cuba: from laboratories to popular biological control agents for pest management in a developing country - Mayra Rodriguez
15 Entomopathogenic nematodes in tropical agriculture: current uses and their future in Venezuela - Ernesto San Blas, Carolina Rosales & Angel Torres
16 Orchard applications of entomopathogenic nematodes in Spain - Fernando Garcia del Pino & Ana Morton
17 Entomopathogenic nematodes in the Czech Republic: diversity, occurrence and habitat preferences - Vladimir Puza & Jiri Nermut
18 Entomopathgenic nematodes in Italy: occurrence and use in microbial control strategies - Franceca de Luca, Mirella Clausi, Alberto Troccoli, Giovanna Curto, Giancarlo Rappazzo & Eustachio Tarasco
19 Entomopathogenic nematodes in Iran: research and applied aspects - Javad Karimi & Elham Salari
20 Entomopathogenic nematode exploitation: case-studies in laboratory and field applications from South Africa - Antonitette P. Malan & Justin L. Hatting
21 Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita as a control agent for slugs - Michael Wilson & Robert Rae

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Dr. Raquel Campos-Herrera is working on the ecology and biology of entomopathogenic nematodes since her PhD program in 2001, developed in the Spanish Council of Research (CSIC)-Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She received her PhD in 2006 with the Thesis entitled "The entomopathogenic nematodes from La Rioja and their symbiotic bacteria", which was awarded with the European Mention and the Extraordinary Award as the best PhD in Zoology, Ecology and Botany in the University Complutense from Madrid. She has self-funded her whole career as young scientist, obtaining different fellowships and grants to support her PhD program (Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, and post-graduate CSIC program) and the postdoctoral research at the University of Florida (USA) and Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias (ICA-CSIC) (Ramon Areces Foundation and Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development). Recently, she joined the laboratory of Fundamental and Applied Research in Chemical Ecology (University of Neuchatel) in October 2013. Here she develops the project "Applications of entomopathogenic nematodes for a sustainable control of soil insect pests", granted by the Swiss National Science Foundation as part of the NRP68 "Sustainable use of Soil as a Resource", appointed until March 2016. During her development as young researcher, she has participated in 11 national and european grants and was PI in two regional grants to study the entomopathogenic nematode biology and ecology for native Spanish isolates.

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