Environmental pest management : challenges for agronomists, ecologists, economists and policymakers /

Environmental pest management : challenges for agronomists, ecologists, economists and policymakers / edited by Moshe Coll and Eric Wajnberg - Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2017 - xvi, 432 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Environmental pest management: a call to shift from a pest-centric to a system-centric approach -- Approaches in plant protection: science, technology, environment and society -- The economics of alternative pest management strategies: basic assessment -- Effects of chemical control on the environment -- Environmental impacts of arthropod biological control -- Effects of transgenic crops on the environment -- Ecosystem services provided by unmanaged habitats in agricultural landscapes -- The role of ecosystem disservice in pest management -- Effect of climate change on insect pest management -- Effects of biological invasion on pest management -- Pest control and public health -- Pesticides and human health -- Human health concerns related to consumption of food from genetically modified crops -- Policies related to environmental pest management -- Effectiveness of pesticides policies : experiences from Danish pesticide -- Impacts of exotic biological control agents on non-target species and biodiversity : evidence, policy and implications -- Pesticides in food safety versus food security -- External costs of food production : environmental and human health cost of pest management -- The role of pest management in driving agri-environment schemes in Switzerland -- Environmental pest management : the need for long-term.

This book takes a unique, multidimensional approach to addressing the complex issues surrounding pest management activities and their impacts on the environment and human health, and environmental effects on plant protection practices.

It features contributions by a distinguished group of authors from ten countries, representing an array of disciplines. They include plant protection scientists and officers, economists, agronomists, ecologists, environmental and public health scientists and government policymakers. Over the course of eighteen chapters, those experts share their insights into and analyses of an array of issues of vital concern to everyone with a professional interest in this important subject.

The adverse effects of pest control have become a subject of great concern worldwide, and researchers and enlightened policymakers have at last begun to appreciate the impact of environmental factors on our ability to manage pest populations. Moreover, while issues such as pesticide toxicity have dominated the global conversation about pest management, economic and societal considerations have been largely neglected. Environmental Pest Management: Challenges for Agronomists, Ecologists, Economists and Policymakers is the first work to provide in-depth coverage of all of these pressing issues between the covers of one book.

Offers a unique multi-dimensional perspective on the complex issues surrounding pest management activities and their effect on the environment and human health
Addresses growing concerns about specific pest management strategies, including the use of transgenic crops and biological controls
Analyses the influence of global processes, such as climate change, biological invasions and shifts in consumer demand, and ecosystem services and disservices on pest suppression efforts
Explores public health concerns regarding biodiversity, pesticide use and food safety
Identifies key economic drivers of pest suppression research, strategies and technologies
Proposes new regulatory approaches to create sustainable and viable crop protection systems in the framework of agro-environmental schemes
Offering a timely and comprehensively-unique treatment of pest management and its environmental impacts in a single, inter-disciplinary volume, this book is a valuable resource for scientists in an array of disciplines, as well as government officials and policymakers. Also, teachers of undergraduate and graduate level courses in a variety of fields are sure to find it a highly useful teaching resource.


Pests--Control--Environmental aspects.
Pesticides--Environmental aspects.

SB950 / En8 2017
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