My former PhD advisor, George E. Heimpel of the University of Minnesota, along with Nick J. Mills of UC Berkeley, just published a new textbook on biological control. I’ve been fortunate to read most of the draft chapters of this book prior to publication, and I can say that it is the best book on biological control available. Without a doubt. In my opinion, it’s also in the top tier of books available on invasion biology, generally. This book really raises the bar in terms of theoretical treatment of biological control. It includes in-text references and brings together the widest array of literature of any BC textbook out there.
Biological Control: Ecology and Applications. It’ll be out Feb 28.