Forest Entomology / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $110.67
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 20%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $110.67   
  • New (9) from $110.67   
  • Used (1) from $128.06   

Overview

Insects are the most abundant and diverse organisms that inhabit our planet and are found in all the world’s forest ecosystems. Many feed and/or breed on parts of trees. Some perform important functions, such as pollination or break-down of dead vegetation. Others weaken, deform or kill trees, and compete with humans for the many goods and services that trees and forests provide. Forest Entomology: A Global Perspective examines forest insects in a global context and reviews their dynamics, interactions with humans and methods for monitoring and management of species that damage forests. Also provided are 235 profiles of forest insects, worldwide. A series of tables provides summaries of the distribution and hosts of many more species. Included are those that damage forests, others that are simply curiosities and some that are beneficial. This book is designed as a reference for students, practicing foresters and forest health specialists, especially for those who work internationally or are concerned with species that have the potential to expand their ranges via international trade, travel or environmental changes.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“With species movement rapidly shrinking the globe, this work is a timely contribution truly transnational in scope.” (The Quarterly Review of Biology, 1 December 2012)

"A very thorough subject and taxonomic index and separate host index are helpful for indentifying the world's major forest pests. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (Choice, 1 November 2011)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444333145
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/17/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,192,515
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

William M. Ciesla studied forestry and forest entomology at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  He is a forest health specialist and has held positions with USDA Forest Service, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and as a forest health consultant. He has worked in over 30 countries, is author/co-author of over 160 publications and is the 2005 recipient of the Western Forest Insect Work Conference, Founder’s Award.

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

catalogimages.wiley.com/images/db/pdf/9781444333145.excerpt.pdf
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

1 The World’s Forests and Their Dynamics

2 Forest Insect Dynamics

3 Forest Insect and Human Interactions

4 Monitoring Forest Insects, Their Damage and Damage Potential

5 Management of Forest Insect Pests

6 Forest Insect Orders and Families

7 Foliage Feeding Insects – Lepidoptera

8 Other Foliage Feeding Insects

9 Bark and Ambrosia Beetles

10 Large Cambium and Wood Boring Insects

11 Sucking Insects

12 Gall Insects

13 Tip, Shoot and Regeneration Insects

14 Insects of Tree Reproductive Structures

15 Insects of Wood in Use

References Cited

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2012

    Fortunate to have!!

    Considering this is one of the only published books on forensic entomology I found it to be a very resourceful tool in my forensic entomology class at SJSU. I kept it for my collective forensic library.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)