Preface. Acknowledgement. 1. Resistance in trees to insects - An overview of mechanisms and interactions; S. Larson. 2. Mechanisms of resistance in conifers and bark beetle attack strategies; F. Lieutier. 3. Mechanisms of resistance in trees to defoliators; K. Clancy. 4. Mechanisms of Resistance in Conifers against shoot infesting insects. The case of the white pine weevil Pissodes strobi (Peck): (Coleoptera: Curculionidae); R.I. Alfaro, et al. 5. Host tree resistance to wood-boring insects; T.D. Paine. 6. Plant resistance against gall-forming insects: the role of hypersensititiy; T.G. Cornelissen, et al. 7. The resistance of hybrid willows to specialist and generalist herbivores and pathogens: the potential role of secondary chemistry and parent host plant status; J. Hjältén, P. Hallgren. 8. Deploying pest resistance in genetically-limited forest plantations: developing ecologically-based strategies for managing risk; D.J. Robinson. 9. Deployment of tree resistance to insects in short-rotation Populus; D.R. Coyle, et al. 10. Strategies for Deployment of Insect Resistant Ornamental Plants; D.A. Herms. 11. Possibilities to utilize tree resistance to insects in forest pest management in central and western Europe; C.H. Heidger, F. Lieutier. 12. Deployment of tree resistance to pests in Asia; N. Kamata. 13. Using Resistance in Tropical Forest Plantations; J.D. Nichols, et al. Index.
Mechanisms and Deployment of Resistance in Trees to Insects is a worldwide synthesis of tree resistance to insects. The contributions are by senior scientists and represent all the major forested regions of the world. The book constitutes a comprehensive treatment of the state of our knowledge on patterns of resistance by insect guilds and how this knowledge can be deployed to achieve the management of damaging forest insects. This book will serve as an essential reference book for all researchers and practitioners attempting to manage forest pests using genetic resistance.