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Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology$
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Malcolm Gordon

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520240247

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520240247.001.0001

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Biological Control in Support of Conservation: Friend or Foe?

Biological Control in Support of Conservation: Friend or Foe?

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(p.202) 13 Biological Control in Support of Conservation: Friend or Foe?
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Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology
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Mark S. Hoddle

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520240247.003.0013

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

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