Forest Entomology

  • ID: 2177184
  • Book
  • 416 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Insects are the most abundant and diverse organisms that inhabit our planet and are found in all the world s forest ecosystems.  Many feed and/or breed on parts of trees.  Some perform important functions, such as pollination or break–down of dead vegetation.  Others weaken, deform or kill trees, and compete with humans for the many goods and services that trees and forests provide. 

Forest
Entomology: A Global Perspective examines forest insects in a global context and reviews their dynamics, interactions with humans and methods for monitoring and management of species that damage forests.  Also provided are 235 profiles of forest insects, worldwide.  A series of tables provides sumaries of the distribution and hosts of many more species. Included are those that damage forests, others that are simply curiosities and some that are beneficial. This book is designed as a reference for students, practicing foresters and forest health specialists, especially for those who work internationally or are concerned with species that have the potential to expand their ranges via international trade, travel or environmental changes.
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Preface

Acknowledgements

1 The World s Forests and Their Dynamics

2 Forest Insect Dynamics

3 Forest Insect and Human Interactions

4 Monitoring Forest Insects, Their Damage and Damage Potential

5 Management of Forest Insect Pests

6 Forest Insect Orders and Families

7 Foliage Feeding Insects Lepidoptera

8 Other Foliage Feeding Insects

9 Bark and Ambrosia Beetles

10 Large Cambium and Wood Boring Insects

11 Sucking Insects

12 Gall Insects

13 Tip, Shoot and Regeneration Insects

14 Insects of Tree Reproductive Structures

15 Insects of Wood in Use

References Cited

Index

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William Ciesla
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