Urban Landscape Entomology

Urban Landscape Entomology
Author: David Held
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-09-11
ISBN 10: 0128130725
ISBN 13: 9780128130728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Landscape Entomology Book Review:

Urban Landscape Entomology provides readers with the background needed to adequately understand and manage many of the complexities of urban landscape pest management. For those who need training in landscape entomology, this work serves as a practical guidebook and resource. Its chapters include quality color images of pests, along with pest management tactics, such as tree injection procedures. This topical arrangement facilitates easy extraction of information relevant to a particular situation (e.g., management of borers) and uses practical terms without oversimplifying the subject matter. This work is an invaluable resource for practitioners of landscape entomology, including technicians and operations that service local landscape management needs, such as horticultural and turfgrass management. In addition, it is also a useful reference for advanced courses in landscape entomology. Includes diagnostic information on both turfgrass and ornamental pest management Concludes each chapter with a list of key papers for further reading and research Provides information on open-source online resources for insect identification and insecticide classification Includes details of the author’s international work in such urban landscapes as China, Costa Rica and Cuba, also including additional global perspectives

Perspectives in Urban Entomology

Perspectives in Urban Entomology
Author: G. W. Frankie,C. S. Koehler
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN 10: 1483272575
ISBN 13: 9781483272573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives in Urban Entomology Book Review:

Perspectives in Urban Entomology is a collection of papers presented at the "Ecology and Management of Insect Populations in Urban Environments" held in Washington, D.C. in 1976. This collection deals with urban entomology with emphasis on insects, insect-plant relationships, and arthropods in the urban environments. One paper examines the causes why certain species manage to survive in an urban environment while others do not. The book cites one example—the Rothamsted insect survey—and analyzes the pressures of development in the surrounding land area. One paper addresses the educational and esthetic value of an insect-plant relationship in an ever expanding development of urban spaces. Another paper shows the value and benefit of a scientific investment in urban agriculture—defined as small-scale agriculture in urban areas—as contributing to food crops. Some papers also examine the use of insecticides and technology transfer in the management of urban pest control. This book will be valuable for entomologists, urban planners and developers, environmentalists, and for general readers residing in metropolitan areas.

Urban Landscape Ecology

Urban Landscape Ecology
Author: Robert A. Francis,James D.A. Millington,Michael A. Chadwick
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN 10: 1317497805
ISBN 13: 9781317497806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Landscape Ecology Book Review:

The growth of cities poses ever-increasing challenges for the natural environment on which they impact and depend, not only within their boundaries but also in surrounding peri-urban areas. Landscape ecology – the study of interactions across space and time between the structure and function of physical, biological and cultural components of landscapes – has a pivotal role to play in identifying sustainable solutions. This book brings together examples of research at the cutting edge of urban landscape ecology across multiple contexts that investigate the state, maintenance and restoration of healthy and functional natural environments across urban and peri-urban landscapes. An explicit focus is on urban landscapes in contrast to other books which have considered urban ecosystems and ecology without specific focus on spatial connections. It integrates research and perspectives from across academia, public and private practitioners of urban conservation, planning and design. It provides a much needed summary of current thinking on how urban landscapes can provide the foundation of sustained economic growth, prospering communities and personal well-being.

Insect Conservation and Urban Environments

Insect Conservation and Urban Environments
Author: Tim R. New
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2015-09-18
ISBN 10: 3319212249
ISBN 13: 9783319212241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insect Conservation and Urban Environments Book Review:

Includes chapters on assessing changes among assemblages and in individual species, the variety of general threats (notably habitat changes and impacts of alien species) and more particularly urban threats. The first global overview and synthesis of the impacts of urbanisation on insects and their relatives and the needs and theoretical and practical background to conserving them in urban environments. Insect dependence on open spaces in built-up areas suggests a wide range of management options for conservation, from individual site (including novel habitats such as green roofs) to landscape-level connectivity. These measures, all discussed with specific examples, involve all sectors of humanity, from government agencies to individual householders and ‘citizen scientist’ groups. Each chapter includes pertinent and recent.

Urban Biodiversity

Urban Biodiversity
Author: Alessandro Ossola,Jari Niemelä
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2017-11-28
ISBN 10: 1315402564
ISBN 13: 9781315402567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Biodiversity Book Review:

Urban biodiversity is an increasingly popular topic among researchers. Worldwide, thousands of research projects are unravelling how urbanisation impacts the biodiversity of cities and towns, as well as its benefits for people and the environment through ecosystem services. Exciting scientific discoveries are made on a daily basis. However, researchers often lack time and opportunity to communicate these findings to the community and those in charge of managing, planning and designing for urban biodiversity. On the other hand, urban practitioners frequently ask researchers for more comprehensible information and actionable tools to guide their actions. This book is designed to fill this cultural and communicative gap by discussing a selection of topics related to urban biodiversity, as well as its benefits for people and the urban environment. It provides an interdisciplinary overview of scientifically grounded knowledge vital for current and future practitioners in charge of urban biodiversity management, its conservation and integration into urban planning. Topics covered include pests and invasive species, rewilding habitats, the contribution of a diverse urban agriculture to food production, implications for human well-being, and how to engage the public with urban conservation strategies. For the first time, world-leading researchers from five continents convene to offer a global interdisciplinary perspective on urban biodiversity narrated with a simple but rigorous language. This book synthesizes research at a level suitable for both students and professionals working in nature conservation and urban planning and management.

Encyclopedia of the World s Biomes

Encyclopedia of the World   s Biomes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 3500
Release: 2020-06-26
ISBN 10: 0128160977
ISBN 13: 9780128160978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the World s Biomes Book Review:

Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes is a unique, five volume reference that provides a global synthesis of biomes, including the latest science. All of the book's chapters follow a common thematic order that spans biodiversity importance, principal anthropogenic stressors and trends, changing climatic conditions, and conservation strategies for maintaining biomes in an increasingly human-dominated world. This work is a one-stop shop that gives users access to up-to-date, informative articles that go deeper in content than any currently available publication. Offers students and researchers a one-stop shop for information currently only available in scattered or non-technical sources Authored and edited by top scientists in the field Concisely written to guide the reader though the topic Includes meaningful illustrations and suggests further reading for those needing more specific information

Encyclopedia of Entomology

Encyclopedia of Entomology
Author: John L. Capinera
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 4346
Release: 2008-08-11
ISBN 10: 9781402062421
ISBN 13: 1402062427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Entomology Book Review:

This text brings together fundamental information on insect taxa, morphology, ecology, behavior, physiology, and genetics. Close relatives of insects, such as spiders and mites, are included.

Insect Outbreaks Revisited

Insect Outbreaks Revisited
Author: Pedro Barbosa,Deborah K. Letourneau,Anurag A. Agrawal
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2012-06-29
ISBN 10: 1118253841
ISBN 13: 9781118253847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insect Outbreaks Revisited Book Review:

The abundance of insects can change dramatically from generation to generation; these generational changes may occur within a growing season or over a period of years. Such extraordinary density changes or "outbreaks" may be abrupt and ostensibly random, or population peaks may occur in a more or less cyclic fashion. They can be hugely destructive when the insect is a crop pest or carries diseases of humans, farm animals, or wildlife. Knowledge of these types of population dynamics and computer models that may help predict when they occur are very important. This important new book revisits a subject not thoroughly discussed in such a publication since 1988 and brings an international scale to the issue of insect outbreaks. Insect Outbreaks Revisited is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students in ecology, population biology and entomology, as well as government and industry scientists doing research on pests, land managers, pest management personnel, extension personnel, conservation biologists and ecologists, and state, county and district foresters.

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
Author: Pedro Barbose
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2020-11-04
ISBN 10: 1789242606
ISBN 13: 9781789242607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Ecology Book Review:

Today, 55% of the world's human population lives in urban areas. By 2030, up to 90% of the global human population will live in cities and the global population is expected to increase by 68% by 2050. Although land cover categorized as "urban" is a relatively small fraction of the total surface of the Earth, urban areas are major driving forces in global environmental change, habitat loss, threats to biodiversity, and the loss of terrestrial carbon stored in vegetation biomass. These and many other factors highlight the need to understand the broad-scale impacts of urban expansion as it effects the ecological interactions between humans, wildlife and plant communities. The book stresses the importance of understanding ecological forces and ecosystem services in urban areas and the integration of ecological concepts in urban planning and design. The creation of urban green spaces is critical to the future of urban areas, enhancing human social organization, human health and quality of life.

Climate Change Impacts on Urban Pests

Climate Change Impacts on Urban Pests
Author: Partho Dhang
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2016-11-29
ISBN 10: 1780645376
ISBN 13: 9781780645377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Impacts on Urban Pests Book Review:

This book is the first resource to review the influence of climate change on urban and public pests such as mosquitoes, flies, ticks, and wood pests, with respect to population, distribution, disease, damage and control. It systematically addresses how the impact of climate change on pests in urban areas differs from natural areas, focusing on the increased temperatures of urban locations, the effect of natural disasters, the manner of land use and the consequences of human habitation. Presenting up-to-date knowledge, this book is an essential resource for researchers in urban pests, entomology and public health, as well as scientists, environmentalists and policy makers involved in studies on climate change.

Basic Landscape Ecology

Basic Landscape Ecology
Author: Robert Norris Coulson,Maria D. Tchakerian
Publsiher: KEL Partners Incorporated
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0983161704
ISBN 13: 9780983161707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Landscape Ecology Book Review:

Basic Landscape Ecology is intended to be a starting point for the study of landscape ecology. The goal is to provide a contemporary synthesis of basic landscape ecological concepts with an applied interpretation. The text is divided into two sections. The first section, which consists of six chapters, is intended to provide a uniform background for students from various academic disciplines. The second section, which consists of four chapters, is intended to provide an examination of the substance of contemporary landscape ecology.

Urban Insects and Arachnids

Urban Insects and Arachnids
Author: William H. Robinson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005-04-14
ISBN 10: 9781139443470
ISBN 13: 113944347X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Insects and Arachnids Book Review:

This account provides the first comprehensive coverage of the insect and other arthropod pests in the urban environment worldwide. Presented is a brief description, biology, and detailed information on the development, habits, and distribution of urban and public health pests. There are 570 illustrations to accompany some of the major pest species. The format is designed to serve as a ready-reference and to provide basic information on orders, families, and species. The species coverage is international and based on distribution in domestic and peridomestic habitats. The references are extensive and international, and cover key papers on species and groups. The introductory chapters overview the urban ecosystem and its key ecological components, and a review of the pests status and modern control strategies. The book will serve as a professional training manual, and handbook for the pest control professionals, regulatory officials, and urban entomologists. It is organized alphabetically throughout.

Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry

Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry
Author: Francesco Ferrini,Cecil C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch,Alessio Fini
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN 10: 131723703X
ISBN 13: 9781317237037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry Book Review:

More than half the world's population now lives in cities. Creating sustainable, healthy and aesthetic urban environments is therefore a major policy goal and research agenda. This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of the state of the art and science of urban forestry. It describes the multiple roles and benefits of urban green areas in general and the specific role of trees, including for issues such as air quality, human well-being and stormwater management. It reviews the various stresses experienced by trees in cities and tolerance mechanisms, as well as cultural techniques for either pre-conditioning or alleviating stress after planting. It sets out sound planning, design, species selection, establishment and management of urban trees. It shows that close interactions with the local urban communities who benefit from trees are key to success. By drawing upon international state-of-art knowledge on arboriculture and urban forestry, the book provides a definitive overview of the field and is an essential reference text for students, researchers and practitioners.

Urban Insect Pests

Urban Insect Pests
Author: Partho Dhang
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-09-14
ISBN 10: 178064275X
ISBN 13: 9781780642758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Insect Pests Book Review:

A companion to 'Urban Pest Management', this book builds on the issues of insect pests in urban settings to discuss control strategies that look beyond products. From an environmental and health perspective, it is not always practical to spray chemicals indoors or in urban settings, so this work discusses sustainable control and best practice methods for managing insects that are vectors of disease, nuisance pests and the cause of structural damage.

Managing Turfgrass Pests Second Edition

Managing Turfgrass Pests  Second Edition
Author: Thomas L. Watschke,Peter H. Dernoeden,David J. Shetlar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 519
Release: 2013-04-16
ISBN 10: 1466555076
ISBN 13: 9781466555075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Turfgrass Pests Second Edition Book Review:

Written by three of the top professionals in the turfgrass field, Managing Turfgrass Pests, Second Edition brings together hundreds of solutions and best practices to help you manage turfgrass weeds, diseases, and insects more effectively. Since the publication of the bestselling first edition, advances in pest-resistant turfgrass cultivars and pest control products have led to significant changes in the ways pests are managed. This revised and updated second edition reinforces those management tactics that are still relevant and covers new approaches that have been introduced since the first edition. The book discusses the concept of integrated pest management, incorporating cultural, biological, and chemical control measures. In particular, the authors emphasize the philosophy of minimizing pests through well-defined and well-implemented cultural systems. Rather than simply relying on a pesticide solution for control, they explain how to fine-tune cultural practices to better address the question of why the pest is present in the first place. Once these cultural practices are in place, any pesticide that is still required will be much more effective at controlling the pest. New in This Edition Revised and updated descriptions of economically important turfgrass pests Revised and updated cultural approaches to turfgrass pest management Revised and updated biological methods of turfgrass pest management Revised and updated chemical control of turfgrass pests More than 200 new color illustrations Packed with photographs, this full-color book provides updated information on best practices and control measures for turfgrass pest management. It also explains how to integrate various management strategies to ensure quality and functional turf. Throughout, the authors offer practical recommendations to help you optimize the competitiveness of your turfgrass against the pests that inevitably become part of any ecosystem.

The Truth About Organic Gardening

The Truth About Organic Gardening
Author: Jeff Gillman
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2008-02-01
ISBN 10: 9781604690057
ISBN 13: 1604690054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Truth About Organic Gardening Book Review:

Gardeners tend to assume that any organic product is automatically safe for humans and beneficial to the environment—and in most cases this is true. The problem, as Jeff Gillman points out in this fascinating, well-researched book, is that it is not always true, and the exceptions to the rule can pose a significant threat to human health. To cite just one example, animal manures in compost can be a source of harmful E. coli contamination if imporperly treated. Gillman's contention is that all gardening products and practices—organic and synthetic—need to be examined on a case-by-case basis to determine both whether they are safe and whether they accomplish the task for which they are intended. Ultimately, Gillman concludes, organic methods are preferable in most situations that gardeners are likely to encounter. After reading this eye-opening book, you will understand why, and why knowledge is the gardener's most important tool.

Sustainable Landscape Management

Sustainable Landscape Management
Author: Ann Marie VanDerZanden,Thomas W. Cook
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-11-05
ISBN 10: 9780470880425
ISBN 13: 0470880422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Landscape Management Book Review:

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF LANDSCAPES A must-have guide for anyone working with landscapes, Sustainable Landscape Management eases the transition of the landscape industry into a new era of green consciousness. Filled with examples that illustrate best practices, the book provides a practical framework for the development of sustainable management strategies from design to execution and, eventually, to maintenance in an effort to construct landscapes that function more efficiently and minimize the impact on the environment. Sustainable Landscape Management includes: An overview of sustainable design and construction techniques as the basis for the maintenance and management of constructed landscapes Coverage of ecosystem development, managing landscape beds, managing trees and shrubs, and lawn care An entire chapter devoted to issues associated with the use of chemicals in landscape management Guidance on retrofitting existing landscapes for sustainability Reshaping the landscape takes on more significance as society embraces a new value system for advancing environmentally friendly ideals. By following the management principles laid out in this book, readers will learn the key elements for building landscapes that integrate beauty and function to create a sustainable presence that extends well into the future.

Biodiversity and Insect Pests

Biodiversity and Insect Pests
Author: Geoff M. Gurr,Stephen D. Wratten,William E. Snyder
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-04-12
ISBN 10: 1118231856
ISBN 13: 9781118231852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity and Insect Pests Book Review:

Biodiversity offers great potential for managing insect pests. Itprovides resistance genes and anti-insect compounds; a huge rangeof predatory and parasitic natural enemies of pests; and communityecology-level effects operating at the local and landscape scalesto check pest build-up. This book brings together world leaders intheoretical, methodological and applied aspects to provide acomprehensive treatment of this fast-moving field. Chapter authors from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and theAmericas ensure a truly international scope. Topics range fromscientific principles, innovative research methods, ecologicaleconomics and effective communication to farmers, as well as casestudies of successful use of biodiversity-based pest managementsome of which extend over millions of hectares or are enshrined asgovernment policy. Written to be accessible to advanced undergraduates whilst alsostimulating the seasoned researcher, this work will help unlock thepower of biodiversity to deliver sustainable insect pestmanagement. Visit spanstyle="font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif"; font-size: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: SimSun; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-fareast; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: ZH-CN; mso-bidi-language: TH;"www.wiley.com/go/gurr/biodiversity toaccess the artwork from the book./span

Farming with Native Beneficial Insects

Farming with Native Beneficial Insects
Author: The Xerces Society
Publsiher: Storey Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-08-09
ISBN 10: 1612122841
ISBN 13: 9781612122847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Farming with Native Beneficial Insects Book Review:

Harness the power of beneficial insects to deter pests and reduce crop damage. This comprehensive guide to farming with insects will have you building beetle banks and native plant field borders as you reap a bountiful and pesticide-free harvest. With strategies for identifying the insects you’re trying to attract paired with step-by-step instructions for a variety of habitat-building projects, you’ll soon learn how to employ your own biocontrol conservation tactics. Lay out the brush piles and plant the hedgerows because the insects are going to love it here!

Urban Evolutionary Biology

Urban Evolutionary Biology
Author: Marta Szulkin,Jason Munshi-South,Anne Charmantier
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 0192573845
ISBN 13: 9780192573841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Evolutionary Biology Book Review:

Urban Evolutionary Biology fills an important knowledge gap on wild organismal evolution in the urban environment, whilst offering a novel exploration of the fast-growing new field of evolutionary research. The growing rate of urbanization and the maturation of urban study systems worldwide means interest in the urban environment as an agent of evolutionary change is rapidly increasing. We are presently witnessing the emergence of a new field of research in evolutionary biology. Despite its rapid global expansion, the urban environment has until now been a largely neglected study site among evolutionary biologists. With its conspicuously altered ecological dynamics, it stands in stark contrast to the natural environments traditionally used as cornerstones for evolutionary ecology research. Urbanization can offer a great range of new opportunities to test for rapid evolutionary processes as a consequence of human activity, both because of replicate contexts for hypothesis testing, but also because cities are characterized by an array of easily quantifiable environmental axes of variation and thus testable agents of selection. Thanks to a wide possible breadth of inference (in terms of taxa) that may be studied, and a great variety of analytical methods, urban evolution has the potential to stand at a fascinating multi-disciplinary crossroad, enriching the field of evolutionary biology with emergent yet incredibly potent new research themes where the urban habitat is key. Urban Evolutionary Biology is an advanced textbook suitable for graduate level students as well as professional researchers studying the genetics, evolutionary biology, and ecology of urban environments. It is also highly relevant to urban ecologists and urban wildlife practitioners.