Nontarget Effects of Biological Control

Nontarget Effects of Biological Control

by Peter Follett
     
 

Nontarget Effects of Biological Control is the first book of its kind. The environmental safety of biological control has come under scrutin y due to several areas of concerns: the irreversibility of alien intro ductions, the prevalence of host switching to innocuous native or bene ficial species, dispersal of the biocontrol agent to new habitats away from

Overview

Nontarget Effects of Biological Control is the first book of its kind. The environmental safety of biological control has come under scrutin y due to several areas of concerns: the irreversibility of alien intro ductions, the prevalence of host switching to innocuous native or bene ficial species, dispersal of the biocontrol agent to new habitats away from croplands, and the lack of research on the efficacy and impact o f biocontrol attempts. The debate has been strongly polarized between conservationists and biological control practitioners. Nontarget Effec ts of Biological Control proposes that retrospective analyses of syste ms in place in which nontarget effects are now documented or suspected provide the necessary information for planning and evaluating future releases to reduce risk. The book presents case histories of past biol ogical control introductions from island and continental ecosystems.

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'I would think that this book is a 'must read' for anyone directly or indirectly associated with the practice of biological control.'
Bradford A. Hawkins in Ecology, 81:11 (2000)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461370673
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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