1st Edition

Biological Control Global Impacts, Challenges and Future Directions of Pest Management

Edited By Peter Mason Copyright 2022
    644 Pages 20 Color & 80 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This is the first book to bring together a comprehensive account of global activities in biological control, providing a global overview of biological control programs and bringing together information from introduction biological control, conservation biological control, and augmentative biological control (including commercial use). Arthropod and pathogen natural enemies are treated, as well as challenges to discovering and developing new agents, modern approaches to assessing new agents for introduction/commercial production, socioeconomic aspects of biological control, successes by region and future prospects.

    This book provides a record of the types of organisms and main strategies used in biological control, key challenges confronting biological control in the 21st century, the main socioeconomic challenges that need to be addressed, biological control efforts around the globe and highlights important successes and failures, suggestions to move biological control forward in a changing world. Contributors are dedicated scientists and practitioners from around the world, together providing a global statement on the status of biological control.


    1 The diversity of biological control agents René F.H. Sforza

    2 Conservation biological control Tania Zaviezo, Audrey A. Grez, Jacob H. Miall and Peter G. Mason

    3 Importation biological control Mark S. Hoddle, Ellen C. Lake, Carey R. Minteer and Kent M. Daane

    4 Augmentative biological control Joop C. van Lenteren, Vanda H.P. Bueno and Johannette N. Klapwijk

    5 Unintentional biological control Donald C. Weber, Ann E. Hajek, Kim A. Hoelmer, Urs Schaffner, Peter G. Mason, Richard Stouthamer, Elijah J. Talamas, Matt Buffington, Mark S. Hoddle and Tim Haye


    6 Benefits and risks of biological control Jana Collatz, Hariet L. Hinz, Joe M. Kaser and Florian M. Freimoser

    7 Regulatory challenges for biological control Barbara I.P. Barratt, Yelitza C. Colmenarez, Michael D. Day, Philip Ivey, Johannette N. Klapwijk, Antoon J.M. Loomans, Peter G. Mason, William A. Palmer, K.V. Sankaran and Feng Zhang

    8 Access and benefit-sharing and biological control Peter G. Mason, Johannette N. Klapwijk and David Smith Biological Control

    9 Biological control and climate change Michael J. Furlong, Michael D. Day and Myron P. Zalucki

    10 Taxonomy and biological control John T. Huber, Miao Liu and José Fernández-Triana


    11 Public perceptions of biological control Haley Catton

    12 Economic impact of biological control Soul-kifouly G. Midingoyi, Beatrice W. Muriithi, Hippolyte D. Affognon, Ibrahim Macharia and Bruno P. Le Ru

    13 Uptake of biological control Feng Zhang and Malvika Chaudhary


    14 Biological control successes and failures: Oceania region Michael D. Day, Matthew J.W. Cock, Patrick Conant, Brian Cooke, Michael J. Furlong, Quentin Paynter, Mohsen M. Ramadan and Mark G. Wright

    15 Biological control successes and failures: African region Arne B.R. Witt, Matthew J.W. Cock, Michael D. Day, Costas Zachariades, Lorraine W. Strathie, Desmond E. Conlong, Martin P. Hill and S. Roy

    16 Biological control successes and failures: Eurasian region Urs Schaffner, Markus Knapp and Marion Seier

    17 Biological control successes and failures: Indo-Pacific/Oriental region Kris A.G. Wyckhuys, Michael D. Day, Michael J. Furlong, Mark S. Hoddle, Annamalai Sivapragasam and Hoa Dang Tran

    18 Biological control successes and failures: North American region Alec McClay, Matthew J.W. Cock, Jian J. Duan, Miao Liu, Luis A. Rodríguez-del-Bosque and Antonet M. Svircev

    19 Biological control successes and failures: Latin American region Joop C. van Lenteren, Peter G. Mason, Vanda H.P. Bueno, Matthew J.W. Cock, Yelitza C. Colmenarez and M. Gabriela Luna


    20 Integrating pest management with biological control Nicholas J. Mills

    21 Biological control as a conservation science George E. Heimpel and Kris A.G. Wyckhuys

    22 An evolutionary ecology synthesis for biological control Chandra E. Moffat, Paul K. Abram and David J. Ensing


    Dr Peter G. Mason is a Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in Ottawa, Canada. The focus of his research is invasive alien species and importation biological control, with particular emphasis on host-range assessment and non-target impacts of parasitoids. He has served on the North American Plant Protection Organization Biological Expert Group and the International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) Commission on Access and Benefit-Sharing. He is an Honorary Member of IOBC Global.