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Concise Illustrated Dictionary of Biocontrol Terms - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128044032, 9780128498989

Concise Illustrated Dictionary of Biocontrol Terms

1st Edition

Authors: Vladimir Gouli Svetlana Gouli Jose Marcelino
Paperback ISBN: 9780128044032
eBook ISBN: 9780128498989
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th November 2015
Page Count: 194
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The Concise Illustrated Dictionary of Biocontrol Terms includes basic terminology related to the biological control of pests, together with state-of-the-art scientific and practical terms, for expedient comprehension and analysis of present, forecasted or in situ pest management problems. In addition, it also provides the names of the most common pesticides and predators commercially available in different continents (Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa), as well as target pests and diseases of these agents, making it a tangible tool for prompt management actions. The dictionary is copiously illustrated with original pictures clarifying the most commonly used terms and the identity of organisms in biocontrol technology, with content that is both scientifically rigorous and clear.

The biological control of pests using living organisms, or products from their activities, is an independent branch of science based on multiple disciplines including general biology, zoology, entomology, phytopathology, microbiology and others. As a result, the field of biological control has its own specific terminology that needs to be understood and applied correctly across this variety of disciplines, including among those approaching the field from a different area of expertise and who may have difficulty understanding the terms used by experts in the field.

This compact illustrated guide will appeal to the scientific community working in integrated pest management disciplines, as well as those researching, studying, and working with interest in protecting natural resources at a global, local, and individual level, in a variety of locations including the lab, garden, field, or forest.

Key Features

  • Enables understanding of the terminology used in biological control for professionals, researchers and students in a variety of scientific fields
  • Features clear images and photographs to help identify insects and pathogens
  • Ideal for in situ use in both the lab and field pest management protocols


The scientific community working in integrated pest management disciplines, researchers with interest in protecting natural resources at a global, local and individual level, insect pathologists, biological control and integrated pest management specialists and practitioners in agriculture and plant/crop protection, public health and urban entomologists, undergraduate and graduate students and their instructors in the above areas.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • A
    • Abstract
  • B
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  • C
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  • D
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  • E
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  • F
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  • G
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  • H
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  • I
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  • J
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  • K
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  • L
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  • M
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  • N
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  • O
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  • P
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  • Q
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  • R
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  • S
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  • T
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  • U
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  • V
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  • W
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  • X
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  • Y
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  • Z
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  • References
  • Index of Common Noxious Organisms and Plant Diseases


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About the Authors

Vladimir Gouli

Dr. Vladimir Gouli is a Doctor of Science and has more than 50 years experience in microbiology. He worked as the Director of the Department of Microbiological Control of Pests, and the scientific director of the Institute of Biological Method, in the former USSR prior to moving to the USA, where he has been a researcher in the Soil and Plant Department of the University of Vermont (USA) for the last 25 years. Currently, he is Emeritus Associate Professor of the University of Vermont. Dr. Gouli published 15 books in the field of Microbiology (in English, Russian, Romanian, Japanese, Chinese, and Ukrainian); as well as circa 250 scientific articles. Expertise include fundamental and applied aspects of invertebrate pathology and microbial pest control based on entomopathogenic and antagonistic microorganisms. Research focuses on the search, isolation, identification and assessment of key biological properties, mass-production, formulation and application of pathogens that regulate noxious-insect populations and suppress infectious plant diseases.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Vermont College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Burlington, VT, USA

Svetlana Gouli

PhD from the All-Union Research Institute of Biological Plant Protection (IBPP) (USSR) in 1983; Senior Researcher in IBPP from 1983 to 2003 and microbial pesticide producer in Claveles Colombianos Co (Colombia) from 1993 to 1955. Dr. Svetlana Gouli has worked for the last 25 years in various positions from a technical specialist to a senior researcher at the University of Vermont. She has published 4 books in microbiology in English, Russian and Georgian; She is the author and co-author of more than 100 scientific articles in the fields of microbiology and insect pathology; Scientific expertise in the microbiological regulation of harmful microorganisms to humans, and other organisms and biomes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Vermont College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Burlington, VT, USA

Jose Marcelino

PhD from the University of Vermont in Entomology & Plant Pathology in 2007. Fifteen years post-graduate experience IPM and biodiversity conservation at the Univ. of Illinois, University of the Azores (Portugal), the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Florida. Integrated Pest Management of major economically impacting pests and pathogens. In addition, developed methodologies to determine anthropogenic impacts in biotic communities across pristine and agricultural ecosystems in insular ecosystems. Profiling Apis mellifera subspecies using novel geo-morphometrics and SNP genetic bioassay tools, coupled with Machine Learning, aiming for an accurate detection of origin, dissemination and establishment of A. mellifera subspecies. Results from these projects and research are reported in peer-review journals and/or being implemented nationally or internationally. 20 papers and 6 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

CE3C, Department of Biology, University of the Azores, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

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