Progress in Biological Control

Invasive Alien Arthropod Predators and Parasitoids: An Ecological Approach

Editors: Roy, H.E., De Clercq, P., Lawson Handley, L.-J., Sloggett, J.J., Poland, R.L., Wajnberg, E. (Eds.)

  • Timely synthesis of current ecological knowledge and research on alien arthropod predators and parasitoids which is a neglected field
  • Contributions from researchers around the world gives a global perspective
  • Broad conceptual chapters coupled with more specific taxon-related chapters provide a thorough overview of the state of current knowledge and considerations for future work
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About this book

Understanding invasion biology, and the dynamics of biological control practices, requires a multidisciplinary approach, embracing and integrating all the research tools at our disposal, particularly modern molecular and modelling techniques. This book provides a comprehensive and current overview of invasive alien arthropod predators and parasitoids through 20 chapters, contributed by 69 internationally renowned scientists (previously published as peer-reviewed papers in BioControl – August 2011), ranging from broad reviews of key topics on invasive alien species (IAS) to taxon-specific chapters. The context of invasion biology is given through nine chapters focusing on current themes but highlighting future directions and knowledge gaps. Concepts are explored in detail through ten chapters focusing on a taxonomically diverse range of arthropods. The concluding chapter presents an objective approach to considering the benefits and risks of exotic biological control agents.

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“This hardcover volume comprises a foreword plus 19 review articles on the ecology of alien arthropod predators and parasitoids. … This book covers its topic in a broad and multifaceted way and some chapters have the potential to become baseline reviews of their respective area. … Overall, the book can be well recommended and appears particularly suited for scientists from related areas to gain a timely overview of the subject.” (Martin H. Entling, Basic and Applied Ecology, Vol. 13 (8), December, 2012)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Invasive Alien Arthropod Predators and Parasitoids: An Ecological Approach
Editors
  • H.E. Roy
  • Patrick De Clercq
  • Lori-Jayne Lawson Handley
  • John J. Sloggett
  • Remy L. Poland
  • Eric Wajnberg
Series Title
Progress in Biological Control
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2708-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3829-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 324
Topics