Environmental Impact of Invertebrates for Biological Control of Arthropods

Methods and Risk Assessment

May 2006
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  • Published
    8th May 2006
  • ISBN 9780851990583
  • Language English
  • Pages 288 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

This book provides an invaluable review of the current methodologies used for assessing the environmental impacts of invertebrate biological agents used to control pests in agriculture and forestry. It explores methods to evaluate post-release effects and the environmental impact of dispersal, displacement and establishment of invertebrate biological control agents. It covers methodology on screening for contaminants, the use of molecular methods for species identification and the determination of interbreeding.

The book also discusses the use and application of information on zoogeographical zones, statistical methods and risk-benefit analysis. It gives practical advice on how to perform science-based risk assessments and on how to use new technology and information.

Franz Bigler

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Dirk Babendreier

Dirk Babendreier is with CABI, Switzerland.

Ulrich Kuhlmann

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