Suppressing Over-Abundant Invasive Plants and Insects in Natural Areas by Use of Their Specialized Natural Enemies (Paperback)

Suppressing Over-Abundant Invasive Plants and Insects in Natural Areas by Use of Their Specialized Natural Enemies By Roy Van Driesche (Editor), Richard C. Reardon (Editor), Forest Service (U.S.) (Editor) Cover Image
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Biological control has long been used against invasive plants and, less often, invasive insects, in forests, aquatic systems, grasslands, coastal areas, riparian areas, islands, and other biomes or habitats of conservation concern. Historically, motivation for such efforts has shifted gradually away from economic interests toward ecological protection for its own sake. Future projects of this type will require better integration of biological control into conservation practice, a better understanding by societies of the reasons for such work and its possible risks and benefits, as well as continued, consistent public funding. Examples of successful projects in high-value conservation areas (Everglades, Galápagos, oceanic islands, wetlands, forests) are discussed, and future challenges and caveats mentioned.

Environmentalists, nature conservationists, scientists, forestry personnel, USDA employees, and others interested in biological control would be interested in this publication. Additionally, students pursuing coursework, and research for Natural Resource Management degree programs may be interested in this work. 

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780160939211
ISBN-10: 0160939216
Publisher: Forest Service
Publication Date: May 24th, 2017
Pages: 100
Language: English