7. The Ecology and Utility of Local and Landscape Scale Effects in Pest Management

  1. Geoff M. Gurr3,
  2. Steve D. Wratten4,
  3. William E. Snyder5 and
  4. Donna M. Y. Read6
  1. Sagrario Gámez-Virués1,
  2. Mattias Jonsson2 and
  3. Barbara Ekbom2

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118231838.ch7

Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

How to Cite

Gámez-Virués, S., Jonsson, M. and Ekbom, B. (2012) The Ecology and Utility of Local and Landscape Scale Effects in Pest Management, 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.ch7

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

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

  2. 2

    Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7044, 75007 Uppsala, Sweden

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470656860

Online ISBN: 9781118231838

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • ecology, local, landscape, effects in pest management;
  • landscape ecology and pest management;
  • landscape complexity and biological control;
  • natural enemy abundance, condition and fecundity;
  • landscape complexity in landscape ecology;
  • effects, on natural enemy diversity;
  • landscape on biocontrol services;
  • landscape effects, mechanisms behind;
  • agronomic practices, landscape spatial context

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Landscape Ecology and Pest Management

  • Landscape Complexity and Biological Control

  • Mechanisms Behind Landscape Effects

  • Spatial Scales of Landscape Effects

  • Habitat Manipulations to Improve Biological Control: Attempts to Place the Right Diversity at the Right Spatial Scale

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References