nerc.ac.uk

IOBC-WPRS Working Group “Benefits and Risks of Exotic Biological Control Agents”: proceedings of the second meeting at Hluboká, Czech Republic, 30th October - 3rd November 2011

Sloggett, John J.; Brown, Peter M.J.; Roy, Helen E., eds. 2013 IOBC-WPRS Working Group “Benefits and Risks of Exotic Biological Control Agents”: proceedings of the second meeting at Hluboká, Czech Republic, 30th October - 3rd November 2011. Darmstadt, International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control of Noxious Animals and Plants, West Palearctic Regional Section (IOBC-WPRS), 139pp. (IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, v. 94).

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract/Summary

When compared to the previous collection from the first meeting (IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 58), this collection of abstracts and papers, from the second meeting of the IOBC-WPRS working group on the "Benefits and Risks of Exotic Biological Control Agents", provides a good overview of the further development of the group. While the first meeting focused almost exclusively on the one species that provided a catalyst for the formation of this group, the ladybird Harmonia axyridis, the collection of papers this time reflects a much broader taxonomic spread of invasive predators and parasitoids. This development is clearly to be welcomed, representing as it does the maturing of the group into something better reflecting its name. The working group continued to be very active in the period between the first meeting, in 2009, and the second, in 2011. Not only have many members of the group made significant individual contributions to the science of invasive predators and parasitoids, but a number of new collaborations between members of the group have come to fruition. A further more broadly focused special issue of BioControl (volume 56, issue 4) and resulting book, Invasive Alien Arthropod Predators and Parasitoids: An Ecological Approach, have been published. The second meeting in Hluboká, in the Czech Republic, was an excellent opportunity for both established group members and new participants to get together to discuss these developments. Furthermore, it provided a forum for new ideas and collaborations for the coming years; the results of some of these will undoubtedly feature at the third meeting of the IOBC-WPRS working group in 2014.

Item Type: Publication - Book
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biodiversity > BD Topic 1 - Observations, Patterns, and Predictions for Biodiversity > BD - 1.2 - Data collection systems to record and assess changes ...
CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biodiversity > BD Topic 1 - Observations, Patterns, and Predictions for Biodiversity > BD - 1.3 - Long-term/large-scale monitoring and experiments ...
CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biodiversity > BD Topic 1 - Observations, Patterns, and Predictions for Biodiversity > BD - 1.4 - Quantify and model interactions to determine impacts ...
CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biodiversity > BD Topic 2 - Ecological Processes in the Environment > BD - 2.2 - Quantify the impact of invasive species, pathogens ...
CEH Sections: Pywell
ISBN: 9789290672739
Related URLs:
Date made live: 30 Jan 2014 15:01 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/504534

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

Downloads for past 30 days

Downloads per month over past year

More statistics for this item...