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Climate Change Impacts on Urban Pests

Climate Change Impacts on Urban Pests

CABI Climate Change Series

Edited by P Dhang, Independent Consultant, Philippines

November 2016 / Hardback / 200 Pages / 9781780645377 £77.00 / €100.00 / $128.95
With 10% online discount: £69.30 / €90.00 / $116.06
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Main Description

This book is the first resource to review the influence of climate change on urban and public pests such as mosquitoes, flies, ticks, and wood pests, with respect to population, distribution, disease, damage and control. It systematically addresses how the impact of climate change on pests in urban areas differs from natural areas, focusing on the increased temperatures of urban locations, the effect of natural disasters, the manner of land use and the consequences of human habitation. Climate Change Impacts on Urban Pests:

- covers key information on how climate change and urban pests affect human health
- includes coverage of the impacts of natural disasters such as flooding looks at issues which could influence the management of pests
- explores a range of international opinion from recognised authorities covering six continents.

Presenting up-to-date knowledge, this book is an essential resource for researchers in urban pests, entomology and public health, as well as scientists, environmentalists and policy makers involved in studies on climate change.


Suitable for researchers in urban pests, entomology, and public health. Scientists and policy makers involved in climate change

  • Chapter 1: Climate Change Effects on Urban Pest Insects
  • Chapter 2: Climate Change and Urban Pest Management
  • Chapter 3: Climate Change and the New Dynamics of Urban Pest Management in North America
  • Chapter 4: Natural disasters, Extreme Events, And Vector-Borne Diseases: Impact on Urban System
  • Chapter 5: Survival of Formosan Subterranean Termite Colonies during Periods of Flooding
  • Chapter 6: Termites and a Changing Climate
  • Chapter 7: Fly Populations and Problems in a Changing Climate
  • Chapter 8: Impact of Climate Change on Medically Important Ticks in Europe and Their Control
  • Chapter 9: Climate Change and its Effect on Urban Mosquitoes in South America
  • Chapter 10: Urbanization, Climate Change and Malaria Transmission in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Chapter 11: Climate Change and Vector Borne Diseases in Urban Ecosystem in India
  • Chapter 12: Climate Change and Urban Human Health
  • Chapter 13: Innovative Formulations Useful for Area Wide Application Suitable for Climate Change
Presenting up-to-date knowledge, this book is an essential resource for researchers in urban pests, entomology and public health, as well as scientists, environmentalists and policy makers involved in studies on climate change.

Dhang Partho Dhang received his PhD in Zoology from the University of Madras in India in 1994. Since then he has worked in various positions for both private and government institutions in a number of countries. He started his research on insect physiology with special interest on natural products. Later his research work expanded into other areas such as semio-chemicals and microbial pesticides. Some of his research work has been published in peer reviewed journals such as Phytochemistry, Journal of Chemical Ecology, Applied Entomology and Journal of Royal Entomological Society. He has also co-authored a number of book chapters.
Partho Dhang moved his interest to urban entomology in year 2000, when he was presented with an opportunity to research on insect baits. Since then he has focused his interest on household and structural pests in pursuit of bio-rational and sustainable methods in managing them. A few of his selected work in this field are published in international pest control journals. He has also delivered a number of lectures covering his interests in international conferences of repute namely National Pest Management Association (NPMA), International Conference on Urban Pest (ICUP) and will be presenting a paper in International IPM symposium in 2012.
Presently Partho Dhang works as an independent consultant. His work covers diverse jobs involving research and development, field evaluation of products, registration and training of practitioners. He is also an adjudicator for doctoral theses from two universities in India and regularly evaluates theses on the subject of economic entomology. He lives in Manila, Philippines.