Trophic and Guild Interactions in Biological Control

Edited by Jacques Brodeur and Guy Boivin 
Springer  2006  

Hardcover  249 pp  ISBN 9781402047664      £112.00
This volume explores modern concepts of trophic and guild interactions among natural enemies in natural and agricultural ecosystems - a field that has become a hot topic in ecology and biological control over the past decade. Internationally recognized scientists have combined their expertise and passion to examine how species interactions between biological control agents, such as competition, predation, parasitism, disease infection, mutualism, and omnivory affect arthropod population dynamics and the outcome of biological control.

The common approach is the use of ecological theory to better interpret the prevalence, nature and outcome of trophic and guild interactions and, from a more applied perspective, to gain a comprehensive understanding of how and when to use biological control.

Written for scientists and graduate students having an interest in biological control.


Contributing Authors.

  • Intraguild predation usually does not disrupt biological control; A. Janssen et al..
  • Multiple predator interactions and food-web connectance: implications for biological control; R.F. Denno and D.L . Finke.
  • Inter-guild influences on intra-guild predation in plant-feeding omnivores; D.R. Gillespie and B.D. Roitberg.
  • Trophic and guild interactions and the influence of multiple species on disease; M.B. Thomas et al..
  • Intra- and interspecific interactions among parasitoids: mechanisms, outcomes and biological control; G. Boivin and J. Brodeur.
  • Indirect effects, apparent competition and biological control; F.J.F. van Veen et al..
  • Ant-hemipteran mutualisms: keystone interactions that alter food web dynamics and influence plant fitness; M.D. Eubanks and J.D. Styrsky.
  • Interspecific competition among natural enemies and single versus multiple introductions in biological control; N. Mills.
  • Experimental approaches to understanding the relationship between predator biodiversity and biological control; C.S. Straub and W.E. Snyder.

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