Forest Pest and Disease Management in Latin America

Modern Perspectives in Natural Forests and Exotic Plantations

Editors: Estay, Sergio (Ed.)

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  • A unique book collecting the past and future trends in forest pest management in Latin AmericaDescribes Latin American experiences in forest pest management, which are inadequately addressed in other booksIncludes a rich study case on natural forests and exotic tree plantations in each chapter

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By providing multiple economic goods and ecosystem services, Latin American forests play a key role in the environmental, social and economic welfare of the region’s countries. From the tropical forests of Central America to the Mediterranean and temperate vegetation of the southern cone, these forests face a myriad of phytosanitary problems that negatively impact on both conservation efforts and forest industry. This book brings together the perspectives of several Latin American researchers on pest and disease management. Each chapter provides modern views of the status and management alternatives to problems as serious as the impact of introduced exotic insects and diseases on Pinus and Eucalyptus plantations throughout the continent, and the emergence of novel insect outbreaks in tropical and temperate native forests associated with global warming. It is a valuable guide for researchers and practitioners working on forest health in Latin America and around the world.

About the authors

Sergio A. Estay is a Forest Engineer from the University of Chile with a Master’s and PhD in Ecology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has extensive experience in the management of projects and work teams in the area of entomology and applied ecology in public and private institutions. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Institute of Environmental and Evolutionary Sciences at the Universidad Austral de Chile and Associate Researcher at the Center of Applied Ecology and Sustainability at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (CAPES). He worked for several years in the control of quarantine forest pests for the Agriculture and Livestock Service, Ministry of Agriculture of Chile. His field of specialization is the ecology of populations with applications to the study of spatio-temporal patterns in the distribution and abundance of organisms and invasive species. He has published over 30 papers in journals as well as various other publications, book chapters, thematic guides and at congresses. In addition, he has been involved in numerous research projects in the area of plant health. 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-3

    Estay, Sergio A.

  • Biological Control of Forest Pests in Uruguay

    Pages 7-30

    Martínez, Gonzalo

  • Past and Current Strategies for the Control of Leaf-Cutting Ants in Brazil

    Pages 31-43

    Della Lucia, Terezinha Maria Castro (et al.)

  • Remote Sensing for Insect Outbreak Detection and Assessment in Latin America

    Pages 45-58

    Chávez, Roberto O. (et al.)

  • Ormiscodes amphimone Outbreak Frequency Increased Since 2000 in Subantarctic Nothofagus pumilio Forests of Chilean Patagonia

    Pages 61-75

    Gutiérrez, Álvaro G. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook £87.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-35143-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £109.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-35142-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forest Pest and Disease Management in Latin America
Book Subtitle
Modern Perspectives in Natural Forests and Exotic Plantations
Editors
  • Sergio Estay
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-35143-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-35143-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-35142-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 239
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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