Balancing Nature: Assessing the Impact of Importing Non-Native Biological Control Agents

Balancing Nature: Assessing the Impact of Importing Non-Native Biological Control Agents

by Jeffrey A. Lockwood
     
 

International travel and commerce have contributed to a greater rate of introduction of non-native pest species. Reuniting these pests with their natural enemies is seen by some as natural and safe pest control. But is it? This book explores both sides of this controversial and important debate. A decision to introduce a predator or parasite invariably poses risks…  See more details below

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International travel and commerce have contributed to a greater rate of introduction of non-native pest species. Reuniting these pests with their natural enemies is seen by some as natural and safe pest control. But is it? This book explores both sides of this controversial and important debate. A decision to introduce a predator or parasite invariably poses risks that potentially will impact the well-being of many stakeholders and may change the flora and fauna of a state, nation, or continent. The authors engage in a respectful dialogue regarding facts and values, and use their differences and commonalities to try to develop mutually acceptable compromises, or at the very least, discern the least damaging alternatives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780938522935
Publisher:
Entomological Society of America
Publication date:
08/01/2001

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