Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States

Edited by Eric M. Coombs, Janet K. Clark, Gary L. Piper, and Alfred F. Cofrancesco, Jr.

An invaluable reference for land managers, natural resource and weed control specialists, and students of natural resource management, this book provides practical, science-based information needed for understanding and using biological control as part of an integrated invasive-plant management strategy.

In this volume, leading experts review the discipline of biological control of invasive terrestrial and aquatic plants. Topics addressed include ecology, safety testing, non-target impacts, and the processes of identifying, introducing, distributing, and monitoring biological control agents. The book also describes 39 target plants in the continental U.S. and 94 agents, including their origin, biology, habitat, impacts, and distribution. The book concludes with information about invasive plants targeted for biological control in the future.

476 pages. Full-color photographs. Index. ISBN 0-87071-029-X. Paperback, $45.00. Toll free phone/fax orders: 1-800-426-3797. Secure online ordering:

All royalties from the sale of this book are donated to the WSWS