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Cover for Insect pests in tropical forestry.

The layout of this second edition follows that of the first, though the content has been substantially rewritten to reflect 10 years of research and development, as well as the emergence of new pest species. Chapter 1 presents an overview, from a somewhat entomological perspective, of tropical...

Author(s)
Wylie, F. R.; Speight, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936365)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tropical forests.

An overview on the status of the world's forest cover is provided. The 'tropics' and its socioeconomics and forest products are highlighted. Some examples of the major types of tropical forests are presented. Tropical forest productivity and carbon storage, food webs - trophic interactions and...

Author(s)
Wylie, F. R.; Speight, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936365)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tropical forests and insect biodiversity.

Some sources of variations, i.e., abiotic, height in the canopy, forest type, patch size, fragmentation and isolation, edge effects, disturbances and logging, and replanting with natives or exotics in insect biodiversity in tropical forests are discussed. The role of biodiversity and ecosystem...

Author(s)
Wylie, F. R.; Speight, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936365)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Abiotic and biotic effects.

This chapter considers abiotic and biotic factors in detail as separate entities for convenience. Note, however, that most, if not all, of these factors in the environment of a tropical forest insect may be interrelated. Wherever possible, presented are examples from tropical or subtropical forest...

Author(s)
Wylie, F. R.; Speight, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936365)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tropical forest pests: ecology, biology and impact.

This chapter examines the biology, ecology and impact of some of the more important pest species from around the tropics, the examples being chosen to reflect a range of feeding types, host trees and forest situations. The assigning of a pest species to a particular feeding guild is on the basis of ...

Author(s)
Wylie, F. R.; Speight, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936365)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management systems I: Planning stage.

The major considerations in selecting tree species for afforestation programmes (industrial forest plantations, seed orchards and clonal plantings, village or agroforestry, rehabilitation, amenity and carbon sequestration and biofuels) are reviewed. The sites available for planting and their...

Author(s)
Wylie, F. R.; Speight, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936365)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management systems II: Nursery stage.

With nurseries, there are both advantages and disadvantages for pest management. Some of the common pest types that occur in forest nurseries, the nature of their damage and severity of impact are discussed. The factors predisposing insect attack - immediate and subsequent problems and management...

Author(s)
Wylie, F. R.; Speight, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936365)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management systems III: Plantation stage.

This chapter examines the three main types of tactic employed during the plantation stage - silvicultural (or ecological) control, biological control and chemical control. A vital component of the successful management of insect pests in tropical forests concerns forest health surveillance and...

Author(s)
Wylie, F. R.; Speight, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936365)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management systems IV: Forest health surveillance, invasive species and quarantine.

The purpose, requirements, methodologies and costs of forest health surveillance are discussed. An example of survey form and surveillance guidelines is provided. The common pathways of exotic pest entry into a country and examples of such introductions are presented. Prevention and management...

Author(s)
Wylie, F. R.; Speight, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936365)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrated pest management (IPM).

This chapter summarizes the types of management that might be employed in a general integrated pest management (IPM) 'toolbox' for tropical forestry. The remaining sections of this chapter provide examples of IPM from tropical forestry.

Author(s)
Wylie, F. R.; Speight, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936365)
Type
Book chapter