Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds

June 2009
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  • Published
    2nd June 2009
  • ISBN 9781845935023
  • Language English
  • Pages 768 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9.5"

The control of invasive plant species is a global challenge, and effective biological control is a long-term solution which reduces the need for environmentally damaging chemical sprays. Covering the very latest research findings in all aspects of weed biocontrol, this comprehensive volume contains over 250 papers and abstracts across nine key themes presented at the symposium by international experts. It explores weed biology and ecology and the economic impacts, effectiveness and practical implications of weed management strategies, and will be of interest to researchers and students in plant and environmental sciences.

Theme 1: Ecology and Modelling in Biocontrol of Weeds
Theme 2: Benefit/Risk and Cost Analyses
Theme 3: Target and Agent Selection
Theme 4: Pre-release Specificity and Efficacy Testing
Theme 5: Regulations and Public Awareness
Theme 6: Evolutionary Processes
Theme 7: Opportunities and Constraints for the Biological Control of Weeds in Europe
Theme 8: Release Activities and Post-release Evaluations
Theme 9: Management Specifics, Integration, Restoration and Implementation

Mic H. Julien

Mic H. Julien works at the CSIRO European Laboratory, France. He was leader of CSIRO Entomology’s Ecology and Management of Tropical Weeds Group. He has been involved in research and management of biological control of weeds for over 30 years.

Rene Sforza

Rene Sforza is at the USDA-ARS-EBCL, France.

M C  Bon

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H C  Evans

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P E  Hatcher

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H L  Hinz

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B G  Rector

B G  Rector is with the USDA-ARS-EBCL, France.