Book Announcement: Integrative Biological Control – Ecostacking for Enhanced Ecosystem Services

New Book:
Integrative Biological Control – Ecostacking for Enhanced Ecosystem Services

Edited by: Yulin Gao, Heikki M. T. Hokkanen and Ingeborg Menzler-Hokkanen, April 2020, 248 pages,
ISBN 978-3-030-44837-0

This book is the first to integrate biological control into a conceptual framework – ecostacking – uniting all aspects of biological control and ecosystem services. In 2018 the “First International Congress of Biological Control” was organised and held in Beijing, China. The chapters highlight some of the achievements presented at the congress, worldwide. Of particular significance are the numerous contributions by Chinese researchers illustrating the remarkable progress made on developing and adopting multiple biological control strategies over vast agricultural areas, largely replacing chemical pesticides for sustainable agricultural and horticultural production. In many parts of the world including Europe, fragmented research based on short-term funding has been unable to answer to the needs to develop sustainable long-term solutions to crop protection, while colleagues in China have been successful in implementing programs that exemplify the power of the ecostacking approach.

Chapter 2 of this book is available open.

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