Review of Invertebrate Biological Control Agents Introduced into Europe

December 2016
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  • Published
    21st December 2016
  • ISBN 9781786390790
  • Language English
  • Pages 208 pp.
  • Size 6.125" x 9.5"
  • Images graphs & tables

An overview of all documented releases of exotic invertebrate biological control agents (IBCAs) into Europe, the book summarizes key information on 176 IBCAs released against 58 target pests, and includes a summary chapter on releases in Europe over the past 110 years. The information is largely based on the BIOCAT database, originally developed by the late D.J. Greathead (former director of the International Institute of Biological Control, now part of CABI) and updated by CABI scientists.

1. Introduction and Summary
2. Exotic Insect Biocontrol Agents Released in Europe
3. European Insect Biocontrol Agents Released in Europe
4. Weed Biocontrol
5. Discussion

Esther Gerber

Esther Gerber is with Longo Mai, Switzerland.

Urs Schaffner

Urs Schaffner is with CABI, Switzerland.