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Biological Control Global Impacts, Challenges and Future Directions of Pest Management

By: Peter G Mason(Author)
644 pages, 20 colour & 80 b/w illustrations
Publisher: CRC Press
Biological Control
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  • Biological Control ISBN: 9781032109275 Hardback Sep 2021 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1 week
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This is the first book to bring together a comprehensive account of global activities in biological control, providing a global overview of biological control programs and bringing together information from introduction biological control, conservation biological control, and augmentative biological control (including commercial use). Arthropod and pathogen natural enemies are treated, as well as challenges to discovering and developing new agents, modern approaches to assessing new agents for introduction/commercial production, socioeconomic aspects of biological control, successes by region and future prospects.

This book provides a record of the types of organisms and main strategies used in biological control, key challenges confronting biological control in the 21st century, the main socioeconomic challenges that need to be addressed, biological control efforts around the globe and highlights important successes and failures, suggestions to move biological control forward in a changing world. Contributors are dedicated scientists and practitioners from around the world, together providing a global statement on the status of biological control.


1 The diversity of biological control agents / René F.H. Sforza
2 Conservation biological control / Tania Zaviezo, Audrey A. Grez, Jacob H. Miall and Peter G. Mason
3 Importation biological control / Mark S. Hoddle, Ellen C. Lake, Carey R. Minteer and Kent M. Daane
4 Augmentative biological control / Joop C. van Lenteren, Vanda H.P. Bueno and Johannette N. Klapwijk
5 Unintentional biological control / Donald C. Weber, Ann E. Hajek, Kim A. Hoelmer, Urs Schaffner, Peter G. Mason, Richard Stouthamer, Elijah J. Talamas, Matt Buffington, Mark S. Hoddle and Tim Haye

6 Benefits and risks of biological control / Jana Collatz, Hariet L. Hinz, Joe M. Kaser and Florian M. Freimoser
7 Regulatory challenges for biological control / Barbara I.P. Barratt, Yelitza C. Colmenarez, Michael D. Day, Philip Ivey, Johannette N. Klapwijk, Antoon J.M. Loomans, Peter G. Mason, William A. Palmer, K.V. Sankaran and Feng Zhang
8 Access and benefit-sharing and biological control / Peter G. Mason, Johannette N. Klapwijk and David Smith Biological Control
9 Biological control and climate change / Michael J. Furlong, Michael D. Day and Myron P. Zalucki
10 Taxonomy and biological control / John T. Huber, Miao Liu and José Fernández-Triana

11 Public perceptions of biological control / Haley Catton
12 Economic impact of biological control / Soul-kifouly G. Midingoyi, Beatrice W. Muriithi, Hippolyte D. Affognon, Ibrahim Macharia and Bruno P. Le Ru
13 Uptake of biological control / Feng Zhang and Malvika Chaudhary

14 Biological control successes and failures: Oceania region / Michael D. Day, Matthew J.W. Cock, Patrick Conant, Brian Cooke, Michael J. Furlong, Quentin Paynter, Mohsen M. Ramadan and Mark G. Wright
15 Biological control successes and failures: African region / Arne B.R. Witt, Matthew J.W. Cock, Michael D. Day, Costas Zachariades, Lorraine W. Strathie, Desmond E. Conlong, Martin P. Hill and S. Roy
16 Biological control successes and failures: Eurasian region / Urs Schaffner, Markus Knapp and Marion Seier
17 Biological control successes and failures: Indo-Pacific/Oriental region / Kris A.G. Wyckhuys, Michael D. Day, Michael J. Furlong, Mark S. Hoddle, Annamalai Sivapragasam and Hoa Dang Tran
18 Biological control successes and failures: North American region / Alec McClay, Matthew J.W. Cock, Jian J. Duan, Miao Liu, Luis A. Rodríguez-del-Bosque and Antonet M. Svircev
19 Biological control successes and failures: Latin American region / Joop C. van Lenteren, Peter G. Mason, Vanda H.P. Bueno, Matthew J.W. Cock, Yelitza C. Colmenarez and M. Gabriela Luna

20 Integrating pest management with biological control / Nicholas J. Mills
21 Biological control as a conservation science / George E. Heimpel and Kris A.G. Wyckhuys
22 An evolutionary ecology synthesis for biological control / Chandra E. Moffat, Paul K. Abram and David J. Ensing

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Dr Peter G. Mason is a Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in Ottawa, Canada. The focus of his research is invasive alien species and importation biological control, with particular emphasis on host-range assessment and non-target impacts of parasitoids. He has served on the North American Plant Protection Organization Biological Expert Group and the International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) Commission on Access and Benefit-Sharing. He is an Honorary Member of IOBC Global.

By: Peter G Mason(Author)
644 pages, 20 colour & 80 b/w illustrations
Publisher: CRC Press
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