Pest Control: Operations and Systems Analysis in Fruit Fly Management

Pest Control: Operations and Systems Analysis in Fruit Fly Management : Operations and Systems Analysis in Fruit Fly Management

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These are the proceedings of an Advanced Research Workshop (ARW), sponsored by the NATO Science Panel, entitled "Pest Control: Operations and Systems Analysis in Fruit Fly Management". The ARW was held in Bad Windsheim, Germany during the week of 5 August 1985. The purpose of the ARW was to bring together scientists who are interested in fruit fly problems, but who usually do not have an opportunity to speak with each other, for an intense week of interdisciplinary collaboration. In particular, the group present at the ARW contained a mix of biologists, field ecologists, mathematical modellers, operational program managers, economists and social scientists. Each group has its own professional meetings at which fruit fly problems are discussed, but the point of the ARW was to learn about the problem from the perspective of other fields, which are equally important for the ultimate management of the fruit fly problems. (A list of attendees follows this preface. ) It appears that the ARW successfully met its objective of bringing together a group for interdisciplinary considerations of the problems; I hope that the proceedings do as well. The ARW was structured with formal lectures in the mornings and workshops in the afternoons. For the morning lectures, four different topics were chosen: 1) basic biology and ecology, 2) trapping and detection, 3) control and eradication, and 4) policy issues. Each morning, one lecture from each area was presented.
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  • Paperback | 468 pages
  • 170.18 x 243.84 x 27.94mm | 793.78g
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1986
  • XII, 468 p.
  • 3642708854
  • 9783642708855

Table of contents

I. Research Recommendations.- II. Policy, Economics and Operations.- Perspectives on Future Integrated Management of Fruit Flies in Mexico.- Process Analysis and Failure Avoidance in Fruit Fly Programs.- An Economic Model to Measure Costs and Benefits of Eradication.- Differential Perceptions between Citizens and Scientists Regarding Pesticides Use.- Feasibility Assessment of Pest Management.- III. Biology.- Evaluation of Color and Food-Odor Trapping Methods in the Olive Fruit Fly.- Some Issues in Fruit Fly Ecology.- Mediterranean Fruit Fly Associated Bacteria: Transmission and Larval Survival.- The Role of Sex Pheromones in the Control of the Olive Fruit Fly, Dacusoleae: Present Status-Prospects.- Selection for Fast and Slow Mating Lines in the Medfly and Analysis of Elements of Courtship Behavior.- Some Observations on the Competitiveness of Sterilized Mediterranean Fruit Fly.- Pheromone Communication in the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (CeratitiscapitataWeid.).- Competition of Urophora stylata F. and Terellia serratulae L. (Dipt., tephritidae) in the Flowerheads of Cirsium vulgare.- Genetic Sexing and Translocations in Ceratitiscapitata.- Trials to Establish Quality Control Method of Mass-Reared and Irradiated Flies in the Field.- IV. Modeling and Analysis.- Interrelations and Applications of Mathematical Demography to Selected Problems in Fruit Fly Management.- Statistics to Find Spatial and Temporal Structures in Populations.- The Effect of Demographic Factors on the Population Dynamics of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly.- Interfacing Biology and Systems Analysis in Pest Management.- Trapping and Information in Fruit Fly Management.- Pests and Population Models: Fluctuations, Equilibrium and Persistence.- The Sterile Insect Technique: A Theoritical Perspective.- Analysis of Spatial Distribution in Fruit Fly Eradication.- Control Strategies Designed to Reduce the Chance of Resistance with Special Reference to Tephritid Fruit Flies.- Some Analytical Models for Biotechnical Methods of Pest Control.- V. Proceedings of the Afternoon Workshops.
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