1. Biodiversity and Insect Pests

  1. Geoff M. Gurr1,
  2. Steve D. Wratten2,
  3. William E. Snyder3 and
  4. Donna M. Y. Read4
  1. Geoff M. Gurr1,
  2. Steve D. Wratten2 and
  3. William E. Snyder3

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118231838.ch1

Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

How to Cite

Gurr, G. M., Wratten, S. D. and Snyder, W. E. (2012) Biodiversity and Insect Pests, in Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management (eds G. M. Gurr, S. D. Wratten, W. E. Snyder and D. M. Y. Read), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118231838.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation (Charles Sturt University and NSW Department of Primary Industries), PO Box 883 Orange, NSW 2800, Australia

  2. 2

    Bio-Protection Research Centre, PO Box 84, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand

  3. 3

    Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99163, USA

  4. 4

    Charles Sturt University, PO Box 883 Orange, New South Wales, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation (Charles Sturt University and NSW Department of Primary Industries), PO Box 883 Orange, NSW 2800, Australia

  2. 2

    Bio-Protection Research Centre, PO Box 84, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand

  3. 3

    Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99163, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470656860

Online ISBN: 9781118231838

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • biodiversity and insect pests;
  • insect, plant, human interactions;
  • insect, plant biodiversity, tightly linked;
  • agricultural pest management, ‘resistance breakdown’;
  • pest management, humans and the natural processes;
  • insect, plant biodiversity patterns, alpha, beta, gamma;
  • biodiversity and ecosystem function;
  • natural enemies, or species richness;
  • biotic forces shaping pests;
  • pest management biodiversity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Insects, Plants and Humans

  • Biodiversity

  • Biotic Forces Shaping Pests: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Reprise

  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function

  • Natural Enemy Evenness

  • Conclusion: Biodiversity for Pest Management

  • References

  • Acknowledgements