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Integrated pest management: from monitoring to control

Baars, Christian and Henderson, Jane ORCID: 2022. Integrated pest management: from monitoring to control. Presented at: Pest Odyssey 2021‐ The Next Generation, Virtual, 20-22 September 2021. Published in: Ryder, Suzanne and Crossman, Amy eds. Integrated Pest Management for Collections: Proceedings of 2021: A Pest Odyssey – The Next Generation. London UK: Archetype, pp. 142-147.

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The purposes of pest monitoring are (1) quality control of a pest management programme and (2) communication of pest occurrence information to different user groups. Good pest monitoring practice requires unbiased data analysis and interpretation which, in turn, relies on data being collected in a consistent manner. The Pest Occurrence Index (POI) was developed to open up a discussion on the managerial, psychological, analytical and communication practices that are in danger of being overlooked when the focus of pest management is the counting of insects. This paper offers an overview of the development of the POI in integrated pest management (IPM) in the cultural heritage sector, considers progress to date and examines two major updates: that pest monitoring data are sensitive to the frequency of monitor inspection; and how to integrate into systematic pest monitoring any incidental encounters of pests not collected on monitors but found randomly. Clear parallels between pest monitoring in cultural heritage properties and population studies in ecology demonstrate that effective and unbiased analysis of results requires standardised monitoring approaches and data collection.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: In Press
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Uncontrolled Keywords: IPM; museum; pest monitoring; data analysis; pest occurrence index; communication
Publisher: Archetype
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Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 10:21

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