Ecology and management of forest insects /

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Author / Creator:Speight, Martin R.
Imprint:Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, c1989.
Description:x, 374 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series:Oxford science publications
Subject:Forest insects -- Ecology.
Forest insects -- Control
Forest insects -- Host plants
Forest insects -- Control.
Forest insects -- Ecology.
Forest insects -- Host plants.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Wainhouse, David
ISBN:0198541627 : £25.00 (est.) ($37.50 U.S.)
0198541619 (pbk.) : $18.50 (U.S.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The value of this text lies in the updated material on ecology and control practices of forest insects. Forest entomology is recognized as a distinct discipline both in Europe and the US. A similar book is that by R.N. Coulson and J.A. Witter, Forest Entomology: Ecology and Management (CH, Nov'84). Several recent publications dealing with forest insects are available, including Forest Insects: Principles and Practice of Population Management by A.A. Berryman (CH, Nov'86) and Insects Harmful to Forest Trees by R. Martineau (Montreal, 1984). The present emphasis is on temperate forest situations. The first three chapters deal with population, habitats, and food. Following chapters cover insects as urban and forest pest problems, forest practices, plant resistance, biological control, insecticides, behavior-modifying chemicals (pheromones), and integrated pest management. Many of these topics apply to other disciplines of entomology as well. The book is well organized and presents considerable recent information. Excellent figures and tables; extensive bibliography; index. Will be valuable to all those associated with forest entomology, including ecologists and biologists; students will appreciate it as a reference to forest insects. Recommended for all academic libraries. D. M. Tuttle University of Arizona

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