An Ecological and Societal Approach to Biological Control


Part of the Progress in Biological Control book series (PIBC, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Jørgen Eilenberg
    Pages 1-11
  3. Ingeborg Menzler-Hokkanen
    Pages 13-25
  4. Bernhard Speiser, Eric Wyss, Veronika Maurer
    Pages 27-46
  5. Christopher Ritson, Sharron Kuznesof
    Pages 47-64
  6. Jørgen Eilenberg, Dan Funck Jensen, Holger Philipsen
    Pages 65-71
  7. Abco J. De Buck, Ellen A.M. Beerling
    Pages 73-90
  8. Annie Enkegaard, Henrik F. Brødsgaard
    Pages 91-112
  9. Claude Alabouvette, Christian Steinberg
    Pages 123-144
  10. Tariq M. Butt, Chengshu Wang, Farooq A. Shah, Richard Hall
    Pages 213-226
  11. Jørgen Eilenberg, Charlotte Nielsen, Susanne Harding, Susanne Vestergaard
    Pages 247-255
  12. Helen Roy, Peter Brown, Michael Majerus
    Pages 295-309
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 311-322

About this book


Biological control is among the most promising methods for control of pests (including vectors), diseases and weeds. In this book ecological and societal aspects are for the first time treated together. In an ecological approach the aim is to evaluate the significance of certain biological properties like biodiversity and natural habitats. Also, it is important to see biological control from an organic (or ecological) farming point of view. In a societal approach terms like ‘consumer’s attitude’, ‘risk perception’, ‘learning and education’ and ‘value triangle’ are recognised as significant for biological production and human welfare.


Applied ecology Biological control Fungi Plant protection biodiversity insect

Editors and affiliations

    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural UniversityCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.University of HelsinkiFinland

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