TROPICAL FOREST INSECT PESTS: Ecology, Impact and Management
by K. S. S. Nair
2007, 422 pages, 37 b/w photos, 61 line diagrams, 31 tables. Promotes a better understanding of pest population dynamics, and causes of forest insect outbreaks in the tropics. Covering pests of both natural forests and plantations, it examines the diversity of tropical forest insects; their ecological functions; the concept of pests; and the incidence of pests in natural forests, plantations, and stored timber. It explores circumstances under which insect populations increase and acquire pest status. It also looks in detail at specific insects pests of common plantation tree species across the tropics, with recommendations for their control. Paperback; 7 x 10″.
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