Introduction to Forest and Shade Tree Insects

PREFACE This book is intended for use as an introductory text on the biology, ecology, and control of forest and shade tree insects. Although we assume the users will be upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, we have written ...

Author: Gerard Meurant

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780323138734

Category: Science

Page: 639

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This comprehenisive text approaches the subject from an ecological/evolutionary biological perspective. The assumption is that one cannot study forest insects without understanding the dynamics of the relationship between an insect and its host plant. This relationship includes knowing what factors control forest insect populations such as food, food quality, tree vigor, host selection, and symbiotic relationships. The authors also discuss tree-injuring insects from the perspective of their influence on tree physiology and growth as well as economic and commercial effects. The book represents a "modern" approach to the topic of forest and shade tree insects; is well-illustrated; and includes a comprehensive primary reference list.

Conservation Biological Control

This volume is a comprehensive treatment of how the principles of ecology and conservation biology can be used to maximize biological control.

Author: Pedro A. Barbosa

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0120781476

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 396

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This volume is a comprehensive treatment of how the principles of ecology and conservation biology can be used to maximize biological control. Conservation Biological Control presents various means to modify or manipulate the environment to enhance the activities of natural enemies of pests. It establishes a conceptual link between ecology and the agricultural use of agents for biological control, and discusses both theoretical issues as well as practical management concerns. Certain to be interesting to ecologists and entomologists, this volume will also appeal to scientists, faculty, researchers and students interested in pest management, horticulture, plant sciences, and agriculture. Contains chapters by an international team of leading authorities Establishes a conceptual link between ecology and the agricultural use of agents for biological control Discusses both theoretical issues as well as practical management concerns Provides specific examples of how conservation principles are used to maximize the biological control of pests

Forest Entomology

the classical biological control attempts on forest and shade tree pests in North America was presented by Munroe ( 1971 ) ... Biological control of the winter moth , Operophtera brumata ( Linnaeus ) , in eastern Canada by two introduced ...

Author: Robert N. Coulson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471025739

Category: Nature

Page: 688

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This text considers forest insects occurring in forest ecosystems, specialized forestry settings, and urban forests, with an approach and coverage that make it suitable for use in both undergraduate and graduate courses in forest entomology and forest protection. Early chapters introduce entomology, middle chapters provide the first comprehensive treatment of the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of forest insects, and later chapters discuss the pest insects according to their feeding group.

Mechanisms and Deployment of Resistance in Trees to Insects

Journal of Tropical Forest Science 12:221-226. Barbosa, P., and Wagner, M. R. 1989. Introduction to Forest and Shade Tree Insects. Academic Press, San Diego. 639 pp. Baylis, W. B. H., and Barnes, R. D. 1989.

Author: Michael R. Wagner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306475962

Category: Science

Page: 332

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Mechanisms and Deployment of Resistance in Trees to Insects is a worldwide synthesis of tree resistance to insects. The contributions are by senior scientists and represent all the major forested regions of the world. The book constitutes a comprehensive treatment of the state of our knowledge on patterns of resistance by insect guilds and how this knowledge can be deployed to achieve the management of damaging forest insects. This book will serve as an essential reference book for all researchers and practitioners attempting to manage forest pests using genetic resistance.

Insects Attacking Forest and Shade Trees

Insects Attacking Forest and Shade Trees INTRODUCTION The work in forest entomology was started in September , 1921. A survey of the field left no doubt that the principal problem to be solved was a practical control for the spruce bud ...

Author: Henry Byron Peirson

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D017539518

Category: Insect pests

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Forest entomology in West Tropical Africa Forest insects of Ghana

Vuill, on larvae of Lamprosema lateritialis Hampson (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), a pest of Afrormosia in Ghana. ... The major pests and diseases of forest trees in Ghana. ... Introduction to Forest and Shade Tree Insects. Academic Press.

Author: Michael R. Wagner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401579360

Category: Science

Page: 210

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It is a great honor and indeed a privilege for me to write the Foreword to this book, the first of its kind from the Forest Products Research Institute The study of forest insects is now becoming a matter of great concern to many people all over the world because insects damage the already depleted forests and forest resources. In Ghana very little interest was shown in the insects of forest trees and products. But as forest practices have become more intensive so also have the pests on the crops increased and the damage caused increased to alarming proportions. Foresters are now becoming in creasingly aware of the immense havoc that some of these insects can cause. To aid the fight against the pests they have to be fully identified and studied so that effective control measures can be implemented. It is in an effort to bridge this gap in our knowledge that one welcomes this book by Professor Michael R. Wagner, Dr. S.K.N. Atuahene and Dr.

Forests and Insects

Finally, the influence of host tree species on the rusty tussock moth was speculated to be based on the inability of ... Barbosa, P. and Wagner, M.R. (1989) Introduction to Forest and Shade Tree Insects, Academic Press, San Diego, CA.

Author: Sheldon Dick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0412791102

Category: Nature

Page: 406

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This book covers the full breadth of forest entomology. It combines the work of forest entomologists working on the impact and management of forest pests with those involved in diversity assessment and conservation of insects in forests. Forests and Insects demonstrates that both these disciplines demand an understanding of population and community biology. The book covers such topics as colonization of trees by insects, population dynamics of forest insects, insect natural enemies, the effects of climate change and pollution on forest pests, spatial variation in the abundance of insects,the mineralization of carbon by termites, the impact of herbivorous insects, and the conservation of forest insect diversity, including the effects of forest fragmentation and deforestation. This Royal Entomological Society Symposium volume will be of great interest to all agricultural and forest entomologists, population and community biologists, pest management specialists and anyone concerned with the conservation of forest biodiversity.