Chapter 11. Pesticides and their Effects on Wildlife

  1. John L. Capinera Professor Chairman

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317688.ch11

Insects and Wildlife: Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals

Insects and Wildlife: Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals

How to Cite

Capinera, J. L. (2010) Pesticides and their Effects on Wildlife, in Insects and Wildlife: Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317688.ch11

Author Information

  1. Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida Gainesville, Florida, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332995

Online ISBN: 9781444317688

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Keywords:

  • pest management effects on wildlife - effect of pesticides;
  • pesticides, important class of toxicants designed to kill pests, also affect wildlife;
  • insecticide mode of action - manner of causing mortality;
  • persistence of insecticides - function of chemistry of compounds;
  • acute effects of insecticides - wildlife poisoned by excessive exposure to insecticides;
  • sublethal effects of insecticides - behavioral and physiological processes affected by pesticides;
  • indirect effects of pesticides on wildlife;
  • insecticides in food chain - accumulation within trophic level in organisms;
  • risks of insecticides;
  • resistance to insecticides - evolvement in insect populations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pesticides

  • Insecticide Mode of Action

  • Persistence of Insecticides

  • Acute Effects of Insecticides

  • Sublethal Effects of Insecticides

  • Other Pesticides

  • Indirect Effects of Pesticides on Wildlife

  • Insecticides in The Food Chain

  • Risks of Insecticides

  • Resistance to Insecticides

  • Summary

  • References and Additional Reading