This book aims to provide a critical appraisal of the theory and practice of key methods of forest pest management the appropriate application of these ecological methods in the development of integrated pest management ipm programmes depends on a clear understanding of pest biology and population dynamics and an appreciation of the ecology and economic importance of both semi . This book is about the management of forest pests it focuses predominantly on insect pests but many examples relate to fungal pathogens some of which are vectored by forest insects the central theme of the book is the development of integrated pest management ipm the main impetus for which comes from the need to use environmentally sensitive methods of control appropriate to both semi . Ecological methods in forest pest management david wainhouse forest research surrey uk 1 1 great clarendon street oxford ox2 6dp oxford university press is a department of the university of oxford it furthers the universitys objective of excellence in research scholarship and education by publishing worldwide in oxford new york . The central theme of ecological methods in forest pest management is the development of integrated pest management ipm this has been driven by the need to use environmentally sensitive methods of pest control appropriate to both semi natural and plantation forests which are likely to be managed for timber production recreation and improvement of biodiversity. Pest management should be a part of an overall forest management plan the need for pest control treatments can often be minimized through wise long term forestry practices the pest control methods chosen will depend upon the kind and amount of control necessary balanced with costs and benefits within legal environmental and other
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