Ecological risks of biological control agents: impacts on IPM

H.M.T. Hokkanen, J.C. van Lenteren, I. Menzler-Hokkanen

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Since the early days of integrated pest management a sound ecological foundation has been considered essential for the development of effective systems. From time to time, there have been attempts to evaluate the ways in which ecological theory is exploited in pest control, and to review the lessons that ecologists learn from pest management. In the last 20 years there have been many developments within the contribution of ecological theory to integrated pest management, and the objective of this book is to capture some of the new themes in both pest management and ecology that have emerged and to provide an updated assessment of the role that basic ecology plays in the development of rational and sustainable pest management practices. The major themes are examined, assessing the significance and potential impact of recent technological and conceptual developments for the future of integrated pest management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectives in Ecological Theory and Integrated Pest Management
EditorsM. Kogan, P. Jepson
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages588
ISBN (Print)9780521822138
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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