Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: June 1, 2010
Publication Date: September 1, 2010
Citation: Sforza, R. 2010. Non target effects in Biological control (in French). Les effets non intentionnels en lutte biologique. In “La lutte biologique. Vers de nouveaux équilibres écologiques". pp232-36. Lydie Suty (Eds). Collection Sciences en partage. Coéditions Quae-educagri. 324p
Only recently the ecological non target effects of biocontrol have been recognized and studies. This chapter presents examples that were highlighted in the past 3 decades as non target effects in biocontrol. Two main examples are for weeds, the prickly pear in Central America, and for insect pests, the harlequin ladybug.