Biological Control: Measures of Success

  • Geoff Gurr
  • Steve Wratten

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-2
  2. G. M. Gurr, N. D. Barlow, J. Memmott, S. D. Wratten, D. J. Greathead
    Pages 3-37
  3. G. M. Gurr, S. D. Wratten, P. Barbosa
    Pages 105-132
  4. G. R. Port, D. M. Glen, W. O. C. Symondson
    Pages 133-157
  5. I. W. Forno, M. H. Julien
    Pages 159-187
  6. P. Syrett, D. T. Briese, J. H. Hoffmann
    Pages 189-230
  7. T. A. Jackson, S. B. Alves, R. M. Pereira
    Pages 271-296
  8. Wendy D. Gelernter, Christopher J. Lomer
    Pages 297-322
  9. Graham J. Hickling
    Pages 341-368
  10. Francis G. Howarth
    Pages 369-403
  11. S. D. Wratten, G. M. Gurr
    Pages 405-416
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 417-429

About this book


As well as examining successful biological control programmes this book analyses why the majority of attempts fail. Off-target and other negative effects of biological control are also dealt with. Chapters contributed by leading international researchers and practitioners in all areas of biological control afford the book a breadth of coverage and depth of analysis not possible with a single author volume. Combined with the use of other experts to review chapters and editorial oversight to ensure thematic integrity of the volume, this book provides the most authoritative analysis of biological control published.
Key aspects addressed include how success may be measured, how successful biological control has been to date and how may it be made more successful in the future. With extensive use of contemporary examples, photographs, figures and tables this book will be invaluable to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as being a `must' for all involved in making biological control successful.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Geoff Gurr
    • 1
  • Steve Wratten
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Lincoln UniversityNew Zealand

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