Progress in Biological Control

Use of Microbes for Control and Eradication of Invasive Arthropods

Editors: Hajek, Ann, Glare, Travis, O#Callaghan, Maureen (Eds.)

  • Covers use of arthropod-specific pathogens for control and eradication of invasive arthropod species
  • Basic concepts are covered as well as societal and environmental concerns which can be of major importance when implementing this approach
  • The majority of the book is composed of chapters describing different invasive species that have been targeted with entomopathogens for eradication and control, using a range of strategies, in many cases with excellent results
  • The only compilation to date on use of microbial control agents to address the ever-increasing problems caused by invasive arthropods
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This book offers a diverse presentation about use of arthropod-specific pathogens for control and eradication of invasive arthropod species. Basic concepts supporting use of pathogens for microbial control are covered as well as societal and environmental concerns. The major functional issues faced when utilizing pathogens for control of invasive arthropods are discussed in the context of case studies. The majority of the book is composed of chapters describing different invasive species that have been targeted with entomopathogens for control, using diverse strategies, in many cases with excellent results. These examples cover urban, agricultural and forestry situations, providing an overview of the issues that use of insect pathogens can present.

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From the reviews: “Chapters on ecology, eradication and control methods, and public policy are written by experts who collectively address a wide diversity of pests targeted with many kinds of microbes in many parts of the world. … The focus here on microbes and exotic pests is novel. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students through professionals.” (M. K. Harris, Choice, Vol. 47 (7), March, 2010)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Invasive Arthropods and Approaches for Their Microbial Control

    Hajek, Ann E.

    Pages 3-15

  • Naturally Occurring Pathogens and Invasive Arthropods

    Cottrell, Ted E. (et al.)

    Pages 19-32

  • Population Ecology of Managing Insect Invasions

    Liebhold, Andrew M. (et al.)

    Pages 33-45

  • Use of Pathogens for Eradication of Exotic Lepidopteran Pests in New Zealand

    Glare, Travis R.

    Pages 49-69

  • North American Eradications of Asian and European Gypsy Moth

    Hajek, Ann E. (et al.)

    Pages 71-89

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eBook $199.00
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Hardcover $259.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7910-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Use of Microbes for Control and Eradication of Invasive Arthropods
Editors
  • Ann Hajek
  • Travis Glare
  • Maureen O#Callaghan
Series Title
Progress in Biological Control
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8560-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8560-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8559-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7910-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 366
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