Stanislav Trdan

University of LjubljanaSlovenia

Prof. Stanislav Trdan, head of the Chair of Phytomedicine, Agricultural Engineering, Crop Production, Pasture and Grassland Management (Dept. of Agronomy, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), obtained his BSc, MSc and PhD (agricultural entomology) from the University of Ljubljana. Since 2006, he has been the president of the Plant Protection Society of Slovenia; since 2008, he has been an associate professor of plant protection. He is a member of many international and national research societies. He has organised two international symposia and (co)organised four national conferences in the field of plant protection. He has attended almost 30 international and 20 national conferences, workshops and seminars. Until now, he was a leader of four national scientific projects and a member of many national and international project groups. Dr. Trdan has published more than 100 scientific papers, and he or the members of his research group have given approximately 90 presentations at symposia. He was the supervisor of four PhD theses, six MSc theses and approximately 70 undergraduate theses. He was a reviewer of more than 50 scientific papers from the field of agricultural entomology or plant protection. His fields of interest are agricultural entomology and zoology, integrated pest management, biological control and other alternatives for controlling plant pests and the efficacy of insecticides.

2books edited

3chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Stanislav Trdan

This book contains 20 chapters about the impact, environmental fate, modes of action, efficacy, and non-target effects of insecticides. The chapters are divided into 7 parts. Part 1 covers the non-target effects of insecticides, whereas part 2 is dedicated to integrated methods for pest control, in which insecticides are an important element for diminishing the populations of insect pests. Part 3 includes chapters about the non-chemical alternatives to insecticides, such as metabolic stress and plant extracts. Insecticides and human health are the main topic of part 4, and the interactions between insecticides and environment are discussed in part 5. Part 6 includes the chapters about insecticides against pests of urban areas, forests and farm animals, whereas biotechnology and other advances in pest control are discussed in part 7.

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