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  • Environmental Impacts of Microbial Insecticides

    Environmental Impacts of Microbial Insecticides

    This book will respond to the growing need to assess non-target impacts of biological pest control methods. So far, no review - let alone a handbook - exists on how to carry out the required assessments in practice, and what a particular outcome from an assessment might imply in terms of environmental risk or registration requirements. This book is intended to fill that gap. It should be of interest to many professional groups, including the ...

  • Insect Olfaction

    Insect Olfaction

    The insect olfactory system has become a very important model of sensory function, morphology and development. Intense research in several insect orders has yielded a large amount of data. This book provides a comprehensive overview, with special emphasis placed on pheromone-specific and host-related detection and processing of odour information. A valuable information source not only for researchers and students in the field of insect olfaction ...

  • Environmental Soil Biology

    Environmental Soil Biology

    Environmental considerations are playing an increasingly important role in determining management strategies for soil and land. Many important environmental issues involve aspects of the biology of soil, and these issues cannot be considered satisfactorily in isolation from a general understanding of soil biology as a whole. This is the second edition of a book first published in 1989 and now thoroughly rewritten to focus on soil ecology ...

  • Environmental Soil Biology

    Environmental Soil Biology

    Environmental considerations are playing an increasingly important role in determining management strategies for soil and land. Many important environmental issues involve aspects of the biology of soil, and these issues cannot be considered satisfactorily in isolation from a general understanding of soil biology as a whole. This is the second edition of a book first published in 1989 and now thoroughly rewritten to focus on soil ecology ...

  • Insect Chemical Ecology

    Insect Chemical Ecology

    Insect Chemical Ecology provides a comprehensive view of how natural selection acts upon interacting organisms and how particular physical and biological properties of chemical compounds act as constraints upon which natural selection may act. Individual chapters raise specific questions as to the nature of these interactions. The first part contains reviews on antagonistic and mutualistic chemical interactions, the 'raw materials' of ...

  • Insect Chemical Ecology

    Insect Chemical Ecology

    Insect Chemical Ecology provides a comprehensive view of how natural selection acts upon interacting organisms and how particular physical and biological properties of chemical compounds act as constraints upon which natural selection may act. Individual chapters raise specific questions as to the nature of these interactions. The first part contains reviews on antagonistic and mutualistic chemical interactions, the 'raw materials' of ...

  • Insect Pheromone Research

    Insect Pheromone Research

    This edited volume assembles contributions from most of the leading researchers on pheromone biochemistry and biology worldwide. Included are reviews of the control of pheromone production, the sensory processing of pheromone signals, the neuroethology of pheromone-mediated responses, the use of pheromones in direct control of behavior, and the evolution of pheromone communication. Researchers and graduate students in chemical ecology, ...

  • Nicotinoid Insecticides and the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor

    Nicotinoid Insecticides and the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor

    The nicotinoids are the most important new class of pesticides, joining the organophosphorus compounds, methylcarbamates, and pyrethroids as the major insecticides. Recently, imidacloprid and related nicotinoids have begun replacing organophosphorus and methylcarbamate compounds as insecticides to control insect pests on major crops. Nicotinoids act on the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, as does naturally occurring nicotine, but with ...

  • Phytochemical Resources for Medicine and Agriculture

    Phytochemical Resources for Medicine and Agriculture

    An Historical Perspective of Ancient Poison (Cutler). Plants and Plant Products Used im Mummification (David). Plants Used Medically by Indigenous Peoples (Lewis). Plants as Sources of Medicinally and Pharmaceutically Important Compounds (Kinghorn). SocioEconomic Poisons (Brenneisen, ElSohly). Antiparasitic Agents from Plants (Borris, Schaeffer). Antifungal Compounds in Plants (Kuc). Nematicidal Compounds from Plants (Chitwood). ...

  • Planthoppers

    Planthoppers

    Planthoppers include some of the most devastating pests of major agricultural crops throughout the world. One species, the rice brown planthopper, is among the most economically important pests in Asia. In past decades, government policies encouraged the control of rice planthoppers with synthetic pesticides, a tactic which promoted insecticide resistance and often led to the pesticide-induced resurgence of pest populations. To deter ...