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New Horizons in Insect Science: Towards Sustainable Pest Management

Editors: Chakravarthy, Akshay Kumar (Ed.)

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  • The book features a novel treatment of pest management practice that draws analogies with human medicine
  • It offers an ecological approach that discusses pest management topics as aspects of applied ecology, and presents solutions to pest problems with regard to environmental quality, profitability, and durability
  • Presents examples of successful insect pest management programs in the context of diverse commodities
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About this book

Insect science is fast changing as insects are evolving to a plethora of newer chemical molecules, climate change, management tactics and transformation of the landscapes. Through the International Conference, the editors have attempted to gather together newer aspects of Insect Sciences like Insect Taxonomy, DNA Barcoding, Physiology, Toxicology, Vectors and their Management, Molecular Biology, RNA interference in Pest Management, Semiochemicals and Pest Management using Host Plant Resistance and Biological Control appropriated especially for the developing world. Both basic and applied aspects of insect science have been included to stimulate comprehensive studies on insect science. The book not only deals with insect science but also environmental and ecological aspects in the hope that the book will be of immense use to students, researchers, extension workers, planners, administrators, farmers and other end users. The Chapters on diversified aspects of Insect Science are contributed by leading scientists for the coming 21st century in which entomology is witnessing a dramatic advancement in management of pests through in-depth investigations. The dimensions of Insect Science covered in the book are pest management approaches that can be adopted worldwide with ascent on sustainability.

About the authors

Dr. A. K. Chakravarthy is the Professor, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore. With over three decades of experience of teaching, research and extension, Dr. Chakravarthy has been the investigator for over 30 research projects and has guided more than 20 students for post graduation. A Ph.D. from Punjab Agricultural University and Fellow from IARI, New Delhi. He is a member of several National and International scientific academia, an advisor, a panelist, a referee, reviewer, editor and is associated with publication of thirty national and international journals worldwide. A field oriented, widely travelled biologist, he is actively working on novel approaches in Integrated Pest Management, Host Plant Interaction, Vertebrate Pest Management, Biodiversity and environmental conservation issues.

Reviews

“This text is organized into seven sections covering insect taxonomy, physiology, toxicology, vectors, molecular science, chemical ecology, and management programs. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (M. K. Harris, Choice, Vol. 53 (2), October, 2015)


Table of contents (37 chapters)

Table of contents (37 chapters)
  • Insect Taxonomy—Basics to Barcoding

    Pages 3-12

    Sreedevi, K. (et al.)

  • DNA Barcoding for Identification of Agriculturally Important Insects

    Pages 13-23

    Jalali, S. K. (et al.)

  • Changes in Body Melanisation and Not Body Size Affect Mating Success in Drosophila immigrans

    Pages 27-38

    Singh, Shama

  • Do Size and Age of Female Trichopria Sp. Influence Longevity, Reproductive Performance, and Sex Ratio?

    Pages 39-45

    Veena, N. (et al.)

  • Impact of Adult Size and Sib, Conspecific, and Random Mating in Trichopria Sp. on Progeny Production and Sex Ratio

    Pages 47-52

    Veena, N. (et al.)

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  • ISBN 978-81-322-2935-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Horizons in Insect Science: Towards Sustainable Pest Management
Editors
  • Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-2089-3
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-2089-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-2088-6
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-2935-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 431
Number of Illustrations
50 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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