Ecological Engineering for Pest Management: Advances in Habitat Manipulation for Arthropods

Edited by M Gurr, S D Wratten, M A Altieri 
CABI  October 2004  

Hardback  256 pp  ISBN 9780851999036      £75.00
Note Not available from CPL Press in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Central and South America and Caribbean

This book:

  • Provides a timely review of a fast-moving field
  • Is written by an international team of contributors from the USA, UK,Europe, Australasia, Africa and Israel
Habitat manipulation comprises biological control, crop rotations, crop diversity, flower strips, natural enemy refuges etc, and is a powerful tool for suppressing arthropod pest populations. It offers scope for farmers to avoid €high tech€ approaches, and reliance on powerful pesticides, and is the backbone of organic and traditional farming systems. This book examines the broad range of theoretical, methodological and applied approaches currently used, and captures state-of-the-art thinking by key international researchers and practitioners.

Readership: Crop protection, pest management, ecology and entomology


  • Ecological engineering, habitat manipulation and pest management, G M Gurr, S L Scarratt, Lincoln University, New Zealand, S D Wratten, L Berndt, University of Canterbury, New Zealand and N Irvin, University of California, Riverside, USA
  • Genetic engineering and ecological engineering: a clash of paradigms or scope for synergy?, M A Altieri, G M Gurr and S D Wratten
  • The agroecological bases of ecological engineering for pest management, C I Nicholls, University of California, Berkeley, USA, and M A Altieri
  • The landscape context of arthropod biological control, M H Schmidt, C Thies, and T Tscharntke, Georg-August University, Germany
  • Use of behavioural and life-history studies to understand the effects of habitat manipulation, M A Jervis, Cardiff University, UK, J C Lee and G E Heimpel, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Molecular techniques and habitat manipulation approaches for parasitoid conservation in annual cropping systems, F D Menalled, Montana State University, USA, J M Alvarez, University of Idaho, USA, and D A Landis, Michigan State University, USA
  • Marking and tracking techniques for insect predators and parasitoids in ecological engineering, B Lavandero, Lincoln University, New Zealand, S D Wratten, and J Tylianakis, Georg-August University, Germany
  • Precision agriculture approaches in support of ecological engineering for pest management, M Coll, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • The ecology and management of insect pest populations in tropical agroforestry systems, M A Altieri and C I Nicholls
  • The €push-pull€ strategy for stemborer management: a case study in exploiting biodiversity and chemical ecology, Z R Khan, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Kenya and J A Pickett, Rothamsted Research, UK
  • Use of sown wildflower strips to enhance natural enemies of agricultural pests, L Pfiffner and E Wyss, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland
  • Habitat manipulation for insect pest management in cotton cropping systems, R K Mensah, Australian Cotton Research Institute, Australia and R V Sequeira, Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Australia
  • Engineering farmland for enhanced pest control: added value for wildlife conservation, C Kinross, The University of Sydney, Australia, S D Wratten and G M Gurr
  • Ecological engineering for pest management: towards a rigorous science, G M Gurr, S D Wratten and M A Altieri
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