Table of Contents

Contents; Contributors; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Current Status and Constraints in the Assessment of Non-target Effects; 2 Selection of Non-target Species for Host Specificity Testing; 3 Host Specificity in Arthropod Biological Control, Methods for Testing and Interpretation of the Data; 4 Measuring and Predicting Indirect Impacts of Biological Control: Competition, Displacement and Secondary Interactions; 5 Risks of Interbreeding Between Species Used in Biological Control and Native Species, and Methods for Evaluating Their Occurrence and Impact 6 Assessing the Establishment Potential of Inundative Biological Control Agents7 Methods for Monitoring the Dispersal of Natural Enemies from Point Source Releases Associated with Augmentative Biological Control; 8 Risks of Plant Damage Caused by Natural Enemies Introduced for Arthropod Biological Control; 9 Methods for Assessment of Contaminants of Invertebrate Biological Control Agents and Ass This book provides an invaluable review of the current methodologies used for assessing the environmental impacts of invertebrate biological agents used to control pests in agriculture and forestry. It explores methods to evaluate post-release effects and the environmental impact of dispersal, displacement and establishment of invertebrate biological control agents.