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Biological Control in Support of Conservation: Friend or Foe?

Mark S. Hoddle

in Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780520240247
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520930636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520240247.003.0013
Biological Control in Support of Conservation: Friend or Foe?

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This chapter focuses on the application of biological control in support of conservation programs. It first examines the history, theory, application, benefits, and risks of biological control. It then identifies non-traditional pest targets of conservation importance suitable for biological control. Finally, it discusses novel biological control techniques and experimental approaches in conservation biology.

Keywords: biological control; conservation programs; pest targets; conservation; conservation biology

Chapter.  13088 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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