15. Diversity and Defence: Plant–Herbivore Interactions at Multiple Scales and Trophic Levels

  1. Geoff M. Gurr2,
  2. Steve D. Wratten3,
  3. William E. Snyder4 and
  4. Donna M. Y. Read5
  1. Finbarr G. Horgan

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118231838.ch15

Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

How to Cite

Horgan, F. G. (2012) Diversity and Defence: Plant–Herbivore Interactions at Multiple Scales and Trophic Levels, 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.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

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

  4. 5

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

Author Information

  1. Crop and Environmental Sciences Division, International Rice Research Institute, DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, Philippines

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470656860

Online ISBN: 9781118231838

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Keywords:

  • diversity and defence, plant–herbivore interactions;
  • trophic, complexity of interactions between plants;
  • plant breeding, and Red Queen's race;
  • costs of virulence, influence of natural enemies;
  • natural enemies, guardians of resistance;
  • genetic diversity, reducing crop vulnerability;
  • agroecosystem diversity;
  • host-plant resistance and extension

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Resistance, Coevolution, and the Red Queen's Race

  • The Costs of Virulence under the Influence of Natural Enemies

  • Natural Enemies: The Guardians of Resistance

  • Genetic Diversity Reduces Crop Vulnerability to Herbivores

  • Plant Defence with a Little Help from Friends

  • Tolerance: A Small Price for Reliable Protection

  • Extension: A Key Component of Host-Plant Resistance

  • Where to from Here?

  • References