Ecological Engineering for Pest Management: Advances in Habitat Manipulation for Arthropods (Hardcover)
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Ecological engineering is the process of manipulating farm habitats for the purposes of maintaining or increasing food production, restoring wetlands and other ecosystems, and conserving resources such as water and fertile soil. This book focuses on the pest management aspect of ecological engineering: how to make farmland more attractive for beneficial insects and less favorable for pests. This book brings together contributors from around the world who are leaders in habitat manipulation for the purpose of agriculture.Chapters explore the frontiers of ecological engineering: the authors describe methods including molecular approaches, high-tech marking, and remote sensing. They also review the theoretical aspects of ecological engineering and discuss how ecological engineering may interact with genetic engineering.
About the Author
Geoff M. Gurr is Associate Professor of Applied Ecology and Associate Dean (Research) at the University of Sydney-Orange. Steve D. Wratten is Theme Leader, Biological Control, National Centre for Advanced Bio-Protection Technologies, Lincoln University, and Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney. Miguel A. Altieri is Professor of Insect Biology in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. For more about his work in agroecology, click here. David Pimentel is Professor of Insect Ecology and Agricultural Sciences at Cornell University and editor of the three-volume Handbook of Pest Management in Agriculture.