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

Title:
Suppressing Over-Abundant Invasive Plants and Insects in Natural Areas by Use of Their Specialized Natural Enemies
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Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
001-001-00708-1
ISBN:
9780160939211
Description

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 conservations areas (Everglades, Galápagos, oceanic islands, wetlands, forests) are discussed, and future challenges and caveats mentioned.

Table of Contents

Introduction........................................................................................................................ 1

Chapter 1. History of Biocontrol in Natural Areas and Issues Affecting Its Use
R. G. Van Driesche .........................................................................................................................................2

Chapter 2. Improving Health of Native Galápagos Plants by Introducing a Specialized Predator of the Invasive Cottony Cushion Scale
C. E. Causton1 , C. Calderón Alvaréz1 , C. D. Hoddle2 , M. S. Hoddle2 , M. P. Lincango1 , T. G. A. Poulsom1 , and R. G. Van Driesche ......................................................................................................................................16

Chapter 3. Potential for Biological Control of a Parasite of Darwin’s Finches
R. A. Boulton and G. E. Heimpel ................................................................................................................23

Chapter 4. Restoring Gumwood Forests on St Helena: The Contribution of Biocontrol of Orthezia Scale
S. V. Fowler ..................................................................................................................................................29

Chapter 5. Protection of Wiliwili Trees, the Foundation of Hawaiian Dry Forests, through Suppression of an Invasive Gall Wasp
L. V. Kaufman1 and J. Yalemar .....................................................................................................................36

Chapter 6. Can Ash Communities and Their Dependent Species be Partially Protected through Biological Control of Emerald Ash Borer?
J. J. Duan......................................................................................................................................................41

Chapter 7. Biological Control of Waterhyacinth Restores Ecosystem Functioning to an Impoundment in South Africa
M. P. Hill and J. A. Coetzee ........................................................................................................................48

Chapter 8. The Role of Melaleuca Control in Everglades Restoration: Accomplishments and Future Plans
E. C. Lake, P. W. Tipping, M. B. Rayamajhi1, P. D. Pratt, F. A. Dray Jr., G. S. Wheeler, M. F. Purcell, and T. D. Center ...............................................................................................................................................53

Chapter 9. Partial Restoration of Native Rainforests in the Island ofTahiti (French Polynesia) after Introduction of a Fungal Pathogen to Control the Invasive Tree Miconia calvescens
J.-Y. Meyer....................................................................................................................................................59

Chapter 10. Strategic Restoration of Saltcedar-affected Riparian Ecosystems of the U.S. Southwest: Integration of Biocontrol and Ecohydrological Conditions in Restoration Planning
T. L. Dudley, D. W. Bean and C. J. DeLoach............................................................................................64

Chapter 11. Future Trends in Use of Natural-Area Biocontrol
R. G. Van Driesche .......................................................................................................................................74

References .......................................................................................................................... 77

Audience

Environmentalists, nature conservationists, scientists, forestry personnel, USDA employees, and others interested in biological control would be interested in this publication.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$30.00
International Price:
$42.00
Publisher:
Agriculture Dept., Forest Service
Author:
  • Van Driesche, Roy G.
Year/Pages:
2017: 98 p.
Key Phrases:
  • Over Abundant Invasive Plants
  • Insects
  • Invasive Plants
  • Plants
  • Pest Control
Weight:
0.75
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
05/11/2017
Last Status Update:
05/25/2017
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