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Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems

Miguel Angel Altieri (Author) Clara Ines Nicholls (Author)
Synopsis The Completely updated edition examines methods for making agricultural systems less susceptible to insect pests. Containing new research findings and reports of pest management strategies, Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems, Second Edition will show you how pests can be managed by enhancing beneficial biodiversity using agroecological diversification methods. This book provides you with an essential overview of the role of biodiversity in agriculture as well as new and updated information on the agroecology of pest management; the relationship between plant diversity and pest outbreaks within agroecosystems; diversification strategies for pest management; and how sustainable farming systems are designed.
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About the authors

Miguel Angel Altieri

M.A. Altieri, PhD. has been a Professor of Agroecology at UC Berkeley for more than two decades. He is recognized as a pioneer in developing ecologically based pest management systems, espeically through the diversification of agroecosystems. He has published more than 10 books, including Agroecology: The Science of Sustainable Agriculture, and more than 200 articles in variuos journals.

Clara Ines Nicholls

C.I. Nicholls, PhD, is a Research Fellow in the Divison of Insect Biology at UC Berkeley. She is an expert in biological control and has conducted considerable research on habitat management strategies to enhance beneficial insects in agricultural systems. She is the author of numerous articles on biological control of insect pests in many international journals.

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Bibliographic information

Title Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 8181890787
length xii+236p., Figures; Tables; References; Index; 22cm.