397 pages, 32 plates with 131 colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w illustrations, tables
The management of tropical forest ecosystems is essential to the health of the planet. This book addresses forest insect pest problems across the world's tropics, addressing the pests' ecology, impact and possible approaches for their control. Fully updated, this second edition also includes discussions of new areas of interest including climate change, invasive species, forest health and plant clinics. This work is an indispensible resource for students, researchers and practitioners of forestry, ecology, pest management and entomology in tropical and subtropical countries.
1. Tropical Forests
2. Tropical Forests and Insect Biodiversity
3. Abiotic & Biotic Effects
4. Insect/Host Tree Interactions
5. Tropical Forest Pests: Ecology, Biology and Impact
6. Management systems I: Planning stage
7. Management Systems II: Nursery Stage
8. Management Systems III: Plantation Stage
9. Management Systems IV: Forest Health Surveillance, Invasive Species and Quarantine
10. Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
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Wylie's experience as a forest entomologist spans 45 years, commencing in 1967 with the Department of Forests in Papua New Guinea, and since 1974 with forestry in Queensland, Australia. He has worked with forest insects in more than 20 tropical and subtropical countries, mainly in Asia and the Pacific. He has a particular interest in invasive species and is currently Science Manager with the Biosecurity Queensland Control Centre in Brisbane.