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Cover for Ecological and economic entomology: a global synthesis.

This book contains 13 chapters focusing on the ecology and control of insects as they affect human society. A brief outline of the insect structure, classification and importance is presented and the various geographical and landscape aspects of the distribution of terrestrial plants and the...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mapping theoretical and evidential landscapes in ecological science: Levins' virtue trade-off and the hierarchy-of-hypotheses approach.

According to Richard Levins, there is no single, best all-purpose model in ecology, nor can useful models simultaneously maximize theoretical virtues of generality, realism and precision (Levins, 1966, 1968a,b). A 'virtue trade-off' must be made if models are to be useful for understanding,...

Author(s)
Griesemer, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for From molecule to landscape - integrating molecular biology and landscape ecology to open new opportunities for biological control in East Asia.

Author(s)
Gurr, G. M.; You, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Understanding the ecology and impact of parasitoids of the whitefly (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bemisia tabaci</i> complex: Aleyrodidae) in cassava landscapes of East Africa.

Author(s)
Macfadyen, S.; Kalyebi, A.; Tembo, Y.; Katono, K.; Polaszek, A.; Tay WeeTek; Paull, C.; Colvin, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for North American urban agriculture: barriers and benefits.

This chapter examines the recent renaissance of urban agriculture in North America, asking whether this is leading to enduring landscapes and socio-economic changes or, like past movements, is transitory in nature. Recent North American urban agricultural movements began in the 1960s with the...

Author(s)
Gray, L.; Diekmann, L.; Algert, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Relationships between diversity of natural enemy communities and pest predation levels in different farming and landscape contexts in hedgerow network landscapes.

Author(s)
Aviron, S.; Djoudi, E. A.; Alignier, A.; Plantegenest, M.; Pétillon, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The ecology of turfgrass management.

Topics discussed in this chapter include the ecological theory and ecology of turfgrass management.

Author(s)
Bell, G. E.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936488)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for History and ecological basis for areawide pest management.

This chapter describes the history and development of areawide pest management (AWPM), the ecological theory and models supporting (AWPM), and the management of insect resistance. AWPM programmes, including eradication programmes, have provided some outstanding successes both in cost effectiveness...

Author(s)
Elliott, N. C.; Onstad, D. W.; Brewer, M. J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933722)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A landscape perspective in managing vegetation for beneficial plant-pest- natural enemy interactions: a foundation for areawide pest management.

This chapter considers the relationships of plant-pest-natural enemy (PPNE) interactions to vegetation. It pays special attention to examples from crop-grassland/shrubland landscapes to complement previous reviews and perspectives on crop-woodland and -forest landscapes. A review of landscape...

Author(s)
Brewer, M. J.; Noma, T.; Elliott, N. C.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933722)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The influence of plant cover structures on water fluxes in agricultural landscapes.

This paper aims to present recent progress in landscape ecology concerning the influence of plant cover structure on water cycling. Topics covered include: (1) the influence of water shortages on landscape structure; (2) the drivers of water cycling; (3) water recycling and storage at the landscape ...

Author(s)
Ryszkowski, L.; Kędziora, A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933876)
Type
Book chapter

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