Urban Landscape Entomology provides readers with the background skill set to adequately understand and manage many of the complexities of urban landscape pest management. For those who need training in Landscape Entomology, this work serves as a guidebook and resource presented in a topical format. The book is arranged in chapters following a logical sequence, with quality colour images of pests and pest management tactics, such as tree injection procedures. The topical arrangement facilitates easy extraction of information relevant to a particular situation (e.g., management of borers) and uses practical terms without oversimplifying the subject matter. Urban Landscape Entomology is an invaluable resource for practitioners of landscape entomology, including technicians and operations that service local landscape management needs such as horticultural and turfgrass management, and is also a useful reference for advanced courses in Landscape Entomology.
2. Landscapes Components
3. Plants are Active Participants in Urban Landscapes
4. Abiotic Factors and Interactions with Urban Pests
5. Sampling Insects and Decision Making
6. Biology of Turfgrass Pests
7. Biology of Pests Attacking Woody and Herbaceous Plants
8. Non-Chemical Approaches to Pest Management
9. Insecticides: A Balance of Plant Protection and Environmental Stewardship
Dr David Held received his PhD in Entomology in 2003 from the University of Kentucky and has also served as an Extension Specialist at the Coastal Research and Extension Center, Mississippi State University. In 2015 he was invited to be on a California Dept of Food and Agriculture Science Advisory Panel, as part of the Pest Detection and Emergency Panel for Japanese beetle. He has published multiple invited book chapters and articles related to his expertise, has supervised both graduate and PhD students, and taught advanced courses in Economic Entomology, General Entomology, and Landscape Entomology. Dr Held and his students also deliver science-based programing to several national, regional, and in state Green Industries organizations. Additionally, Dr Held organizes and conducts various outreach efforts to increase entomological literacy. His areas of research interest include ecology and management of phytophagous insects particularly those pest attacking turfgrass and ornamental plants, as well as plant-insect interactions, insect behaviour, and ecotoxicology.