Type: Book

Instant Insights: Climate change, insect pests and invasive species

Author

Kayode David Ileke

Dimensions:

229x152mm
6x9"

Publication date:

08 December 2020

Length of book:

90 pages

ISBN-13: 9781786769275

£37.99
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Description

This specially curated collection features three reviews of current and key research on climate change, insect pests and invasive species.

The first chapter reviews the impact of climate change on insect pests and how it has affected insect pest development and population dynamics, activity and abundance, diversity and geographical distribution. It also assesses insect-host plant interactions and the effectiveness of crop pest management techniques.

The second chapter discusses the literature on the potential impact of climate change on the principal insect pests of wheat, including cereal aphids, Hessian fly, orange wheat blossom midge, cereal leaf beetle and cotton bollworm. It assesses the different methods used to assess likely impacts as well climate change effects on biological control in wheat systems.

The final chapter surveys what we know about the ecology of invasive species and potential management strategies. In particular, it assesses how integrated pest management (IPM) needs to evolve to deal with invasive species, particularly in focussing more on monitoring, prevention and rapid response.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 - Understanding and mitigating the impact of climate change on insect pests and food security: Kayode David Ileke, Federal University of Technology – Akure, Nigeria; Luke Chinaru Nwosu and Maduamaka Cyriacus Abajue, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria;
1 Introduction
2 Climate change effects on insect pests
3 Climate change impacts on insect pest population dynamics
4 Climate change impacts on insect pest behaviour and activity
5 Climate change impacts on the geographical distribution of insect pests
6 Climate change impacts on host plant resistance to insects
7 Climate change impacts on insect pollinators
8 Climate change impacts on the effectiveness of pest management techniques
9 Conclusions
10 Where to look for further information
11 References

Chapter 2 - The impact of climate change on wheat insect pests: current knowledge and future trends: Sanford D. Eigenbrode, University of Idaho, USA; and Sarina Macfadyen, CSIRO, Australia;
1 Climate change and insect pests: the global perspective
2 Cereal aphids
3 Vector-borne plant viruses
4 Hessian fly and orange wheat blossom midge
5 Cereal leaf beetle, cotton bollworm and other pest species affecting wheat
6 Climate change effects on biological pest control in wheat systems
7 Other considerations: interaction of stress factors, extreme events and pest behaviour
8 Conclusions
9 Where to look for further information
10 Acknowledgements
11 References

Chapter 3 - Advances in understanding the ecology of invasive crop insect pests and their impact on IPM: Robert Venette, USDA Forest Service, USA; and Amy Morey, University of Minnesota, USA;
1 Introduction
2 Ecology of invasive species
3 Invasive species management strategies
4 Relationship of invasive species management to IPM
5 Future trends
6 Acknowledgements
7 Where to look for further information
8 References