Contemporary Insect Diagnostics

Contemporary Insect Diagnostics
Author: Timothy J. Gibb
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2014-10-27
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780124046924

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Contemporary Insect Diagnostics aids entomologists as they negotiate the expectations and potential dangers of the practice. It provides the reader with methods for networking with regulatory agencies, expert laboratories, first detectors, survey specialists, legal and health professionals, landscape managers, crop scouts, farmers and the lay public. This enables the practitioner and advanced student to understand and work within this network, critically important in a time when each submission takes on its own specific set of expectations and potential ramifications. Insect diagnosticians must be knowledgeable on pests that affect human health, stored foods, agriculture, structures, as well as human comfort and the enjoyment of life. The identification and protection of the environment and the non-target animals (especially beneficial insects) in that environment is also considered a part of insect diagnostics. Additionally, Integrated Pest Management recommendations must include any of a variety of management tactics if they are to be effective and sustainable. This greatly needed foundational information covers the current principles of applied insect diagnostics. It serves as a quick study for those who are called upon to provide diagnostics, as well as a helpful reference for those already in the trenches. Includes useful case studies to teach specific points in insect diagnostics Provides problem-solving guidance and recommendations for insect identification, threat potential, and management tactics, while accounting for the varying needs of the affected population or client Contains numerous color photos that enhance both applicability and visual appeal, together with accompanying write-ups of the common pests

Insect Collection and Identification

Insect Collection and Identification
Author: Timothy J. Gibb,Christian Oseto
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2019-11-09
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128165713

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Insect Collection and Identification: Techniques for the Field and Laboratory, Second Edition, is the definitive text on all aspects required for collecting and properly preparing specimens for identification. This book provides detailed taxonomic keys to insects and related arthropods, giving recent classification changes to various insect taxa, along with updated preservation materials and techniques for molecular and genomic studies. It includes methods of rearing, storing and shipping specimens, along with a supporting glossary. New sections provide suggestions on how insects and other arthropods can be used within, and outside, the formal classroom and examine currently accepted procedures for collecting insects at crime scenes. This book is a necessary reference for entomology professionals and researchers who seek the most updated taxonomy and techniques for collection and preservation. It will serve as a valuable resource for entomology students and professionals who need illustrative and detailed information for easy arthropod identification. Features updated and concise illustrations for anatomical identification Provides an overview of general insect anatomy with dichotomous keys Offers sample insect-arthropod based activities for science projects Expands the forensic aspect of evidence collection and chain-of-custody requirements

Modern Paleopathology The Study of Diagnostic Approach to Ancient Diseases their Pathology and Epidemiology

Modern Paleopathology  The Study of Diagnostic Approach to Ancient Diseases  their Pathology and Epidemiology
Author: Bruce M. Rothschild,Dawid Surmik,Filippo Bertozzo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 873
Release: 2023-09-27
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783031286247

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The study of paleopathology has two very different constituencies, the medical scientist and the zoologist/paleontologist/anthropologist. Their investigative procedures and professional jargon are different, sometimes to the point of mutual incomprehensibility. Paleontologists/anthropologists/zoologists have a limited data base for the characterization and interpretation of pathology. This must come from the human and veterinary medical experience. What, beyond intellectual satisfaction, can the health care community expect from this relationship? The past history of the appearance and dispersal of infectious disease and cancer is of considerable theoretical importance and leads to new insights on the nature and transmission of diseases that are otherwise ambiguous. The discovery of rheumatoid arthritis in pre-Columbian North America exemplifies insights gained. The current effort delineates osseous impact of disease (as manifest in clinical populations diagnosed in life), representation in the zoologic, paleontologic and anthropologic record, and assessment techniques that can be confidently applied. The chapters form “columns” that provide the foundation for scientific critical thinking. The actual integration of the information is in its application. Our purpose is to provide a data base and atlas of actually documented skeletal impact of diseases (as population phenomenon), an initial data base of reported skeletal pathology, and a methodology for expanding this to new arenas. The first section of the book examines the scientific basis of paleopathology, its transition from speculation-based musings, resolution of misconceptions and the denouement of paleo-epidemiology. The second section provides holistic analysis of the gamut of pathology/diseases with significant skeletal impact, with a validated archeologic/zoological/paleontological record. The third section provides a glossary to resolve the semantic challenges inherent to interdisciplinary efforts. The fourth section provides an atlas of pathology representation in the fossil record. Ultimately, this book intends to present a scientifically-validated approach to recognition of disease in the archeological, zoological and paleontological record, superseding previous speculation-based offerings.

Pesticides in the Modern World

Pesticides in the Modern World
Author: Margarita Stoytcheva
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2011-10-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789533074580

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This book is a compilation of 29 chapters focused on: pesticides and food production, environmental effects of pesticides, and pesticides mobility, transport and fate. The first book section addresses the benefits of the pest control for crop protection and food supply increasing, and the associated risks of food contamination. The second book section is dedicated to the effects of pesticides on the non-target organisms and the environment such as: effects involving pollinators, effects on nutrient cycling in ecosystems, effects on soil erosion, structure and fertility, effects on water quality, and pesticides resistance development. The third book section furnishes numerous data contributing to the better understanding of the pesticides mobility, transport and fate. The addressed in this book issues should attract the public concern to support rational decisions to pesticides use.

Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics

Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics
Author: H. A. Harfi,H. Nazer,William Oh,F. B. Stapleton,R. J. Whitley
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 4213
Release: 2012-01-10
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9783642022029

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The new edition of this classic reference offers a problem-based approach to pediatric diseases. It encompasses almost all pediatric subspecialties and covers every pediatric disease and organ system. It includes case studies and over 750 lavish illustrations.

Modern Insect Control

Modern Insect Control
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 506
Release: 1988
Genre: Insect pests
ISBN: MINN:31951P000501974

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Modern Techniques of Rice Crop Production

Modern Techniques of Rice Crop Production
Author: Naeem Sarwar,Atique-ur-Rehman,Shakeel Ahmad,Mirza Hasanuzzaman
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 856
Release: 2022-04-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789811649554

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This book collects all the latest technologies with their implications on the global rice cultivation. It discusses all aspects of rice production and puts together the latest trends and best practices in the rice production. Rice is produced and consumed worldwide and especially an important crop for Asia. It is a staple food in majority of population living is this continent which distinguishes this from rest of the world. Climatic fluctuations, elevated concentrations of carbon dioxide, enhanced temperature have created extreme weather conditions for rice cultivation. Also, increasing pest attacks make situation complicated for the farmers. Therefore, rice production technology also has to be adjusted accordingly. This book is of interest to teachers, researchers, plant biotechnologists, pathologists, agronomists, soil scientists, food technologists from different part of the globe. Also, the book serves as additional reading material for students of agriculture, soil science, and environmental sciences. National and international agricultural scientists, policy makers will also find this to be a useful read

Entomology and Pest Management

Entomology and Pest Management
Author: Larry P. Pedigo
Publsiher: MacMillan Publishing Company
Total Pages: 676
Release: 1989
Genre: Entomology
ISBN: UCSC:32106017138337

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Ideal for readers with little or no background in the subject, this book combines single-volume coverage of both general principles of entomology and modern principles of insect pest management -- with factual details and specific examples. KEY TOPICS: Discusses pest management topics as aspects of applied ecology, and presents solutions to pest problems with regard to environmental quality, profitability, and durability. Features a unique chapter on "Ecological Backlash" that discusses why pest programs fail. Contains stand-alone treatments of both insect sampling and decision making -- emphasizing economic thresholds. Presents examples of successful insect pest management programs in the context of diverse commodities. Covers recent pesticide regulations -- particularly the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 -- which will have significant influences on pesticide registrations in the future. Features nearly 60 Insect diagnostic boxes -- with detailed information on distribution, importance, appearance, and life cycle of insect species or species groups. Contains several important appendices: A key to the orders of insects that allows even novices to identify both adult and immature insects; A list of insect common names along with the accompanying scientific names and classifications; and Lists of common insecticides by common and trade names and gives manufacturer and toxicity information. For entomologists and anyone wanting an introduction to applied entomology, insect pest management, or economic entomology.