Natural Enemies of Forest Insects

  • Alan A. Berryman
Part of the Population Ecology: Theory and Application book series (POPE)


Herbivorous forest insects are preyed upon by a variety of insectivorous organisms, including birds, mammals, reptiles, spiders, mites, other insects, nematodes, fungi, bacteria, and viruses. These carnivorous organisms can play an important role in maintaining sparse pest populations or in suppressing incipient outbreaks. The forest manager should therefore understand how these organisms operate in forest ecosystems.


Natural Enemy Functional Response Bark Beetle Prey Density Prey Population 
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References and Selected Readings

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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan A. Berryman
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  1. 1.Washington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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