18. Using Biodiversity for Pest Suppression in Urban Landscapes

  1. Geoff M. Gurr3,
  2. Steve D. Wratten4,
  3. William E. Snyder5 and
  4. Donna M. Y. Read6
  1. Paula M. Shrewsbury1 and
  2. Simon R. Leather2

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118231838.ch18

Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

How to Cite

Shrewsbury, P. M. and Leather, S. R. (2012) Using Biodiversity for Pest Suppression in Urban Landscapes, 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.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

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

  3. 5

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

  4. 6

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA

  2. 2

    Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, SL5, 7PY, UK

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:

  • pest suppression biodiversity, urban landscapes;
  • biodiversity in urban landscapes;
  • urban green space;
  • urban habitat biodiversity;
  • arthropods, top-down regulation;
  • reduced habitat biodiversity, disrupting trophic dynamics;
  • alien plants on arthropod dynamics;
  • urban habitat manipulation, pest suppression

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biodiversity in Urban Landscapes

  • Urban Habitat Biodiversity and Arthropod Communities

  • Case Studies of Urban Habitat Manipulation and Pest Suppression

  • Use of Habitat Manipulation for Pest Management in Urban Landscapes

  • Future Research Directions: Increasing the Use of Urban Biodiversity to Improve Pest Suppression

  • Acknowledgements

  • References