Forest entomology in West Tropical Africa : forest insects of Ghana /

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Author / Creator:Wagner, Michael R.
Edition:2nd ed.
Imprint:Dordrecht : Springer, c2008.
Description:1 online resource (lxx, 244 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Subject:Forest insects -- Ghana.
Trees -- Diseases and pests -- Ghana.
Entomology -- Ghana.
Forest insects.
Trees -- Diseases and pests.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Varying Form of Title:Forest insects of Ghana
Other authors / contributors:Cobbinah, Joseph R., 1947-
Bosu, Paul P.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-181) and index.
Description based on print version record.
Summary:"The forests of West Africa are complex, beautiful and under continued threat of over exploitation. This monograph, in its second edition, remains the only comprehensive source of information on economically important forest insects in West Africa. Many pest insects discussed in this book have the potential to greatly alter the utilization of these valuable tropical forests. Several key pests such as mahogany shoot borer, odum gallfly and pests of endangered tree species like Pericopsis, are extensively discussed. This comprehensive treatise of insects includes information on the general forest cover types and insects of utilitarian value. The book will be a great value to foresters, forest entomologists, researchers, conservation biologists and others with a basic biological interest in West Africa forests"--P. [4] of cover.
Other form:Print version: Wagner, Michael R. Forest entomology in West Tropical Africa. 2nd ed. Dordrecht : Springer, c2008 9781402065064 140206506X
Table of Contents:
  • Forest entomology in Ghana
  • Defoliating insects
  • Sap-feeding insects
  • Wood borers of living trees
  • Pests of flowers, fruits, and seeds
  • Pests of logs, lumber, and forest products
  • Termites
  • Utilitarian use of forest insects.