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Insect Ecology

Insect Ecology Book
Author : Timothy D. Schowalter
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2016-08-24
ISBN : 9780128030332
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Insect Ecology: An Ecosystem Approach, Fourth Edition, " follows a hierarchical organization that begins with relatively easy-to-understand chapters on adaptive responses of insect populations to various environmental changes, disturbances, and anthropogenic activities, how insects find food and habitat resources, and how insects allocate available energy and nutrients. Chapters build on fundamental information to show how insect populations respond to changing environmental conditions, including spatial and temporal distribution of food and habitat. The next section integrates populations of interacting species within communities and how these interactions determine structure of communities over time and space. Other works in insect ecology stop there, essentially limiting presentation of insect ecology to evolutionary responses of insects to their environment, including the activities of other species. The unique aspect of this book is its four chapters on ecosystem structure and function, and how herbivores, pollinators, seed predators, and detritivores drive ecosystem dynamics and contribute to ecosystem stability. Provides the most advanced synthesis of insect ecology, with updated material throughout and new chaptersPresents the roles of insects in delivery of ecosystem services and applications to pest management and conservationFeatures full coverage of ecosystem structure and function balanced with essential background on evolutionary aspectsIncludes case studies highlighting practical and theoretical applications for topics covered in each chapter

Insect Ecology

Insect Ecology Book
Author : Peter W. Price,Robert F. Denno,Micky D. Eubanks,Deborah L. Finke,Ian Kaplan
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2011-08-18
ISBN : 1139504436
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Combining breadth of coverage with detail, this logical and cohesive introduction to insect ecology couples concepts with a broad range of examples and practical applications. It explores cutting-edge topics in the field, drawing on and highlighting the links between theory and the latest empirical studies. The sections are structured around a series of key topics, including behavioral ecology; species interactions; population ecology; food webs, communities and ecosystems; and broad patterns in nature. Chapters progress logically from the small scale to the large; from individual species through to species interactions, populations and communities. Application sections at the end of each chapter outline the practicality of ecological concepts and show how ecological information and concepts can be useful in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. Each chapter ends with a summary, providing a brief recap, followed by a set of questions and discussion topics designed to encourage independent and creative thinking.

Insect Ecology

Insect Ecology Book
Author : Eric G. Matthews,Roger Laurence Kitching
Publisher : University of Queensland Press
Release : 1984
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Insect Ecology

Insect Ecology Book
Author : Timothy Duane Schowalter
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780126289756
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book addresses aspects of insect-environment interactions and reviews multiple levels of ecological hierarchy. Topics include: ecology of individual, population and community ecosystems; relationship of insect ecology to environmental change; metapopulation dynamics to ecosystem structure and function; the ability of insect functional groups to affect ecosystem and global processes such as primary production, biochemical cycling and carbon flux; modifying and regulating ecosystem conditions.

Insect Ecology

Insect Ecology Book
Author : Peter W. Price
Publisher : Wiley-Interscience
Release : 1984-08-10
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Major components and processes in ecosystems; The world of the insect: size and scaling in moderately small organisms; Trophic relationships; Populations; Communites and distributions.

Elements of Insect Ecology

Elements of Insect Ecology Book
Author : S. S. Yazdani,M. L. Agarwal
Publisher : Alpha Science Int'l Ltd.
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9788173191077
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ecology or the relationship of organisms to their environment has in recent years developed into a major biological discipline embracing within its field other disciplines as well. In recent years tendency has been to emphasize the various aspects of ecology from the angle of ecosystem and much stress has been laid on the conservation of natural fauna and flora.The relationship between man and insects dates back since time immemorial. Insects are foes and friends and have always been the subject of interest to human beings. The part played by the insects in any ecosystem, the hazards caused by them and the interest in conserving the beneficial ones form the general theme of the work. Various ecological aspects by taking insects as key animals has been discussed and it is hoped that the book would attract wide attention of students, teachers, researchers and persons involved in environmental as well as integrated pest management.

Insect Ecology And Conservation

Insect Ecology And Conservation Book
Author : Simone Fattorini
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008-01-01
ISBN : 9788130802978
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Foreword - In the last twenty years, insect conservation has attracted the attention of an increasing number of researchers, as testified by the publication of textbooks [e.g. 1, 2], monographs [e.g. 3, 4], proceedings of symposia, workshops and congresses [e.g. 5-9] and two dedicated journals (Journal of Insect Conservation, started 1997 and Insect Conservation and Diversity, a recently started journal). This book is not intended to be a balanced, comprehensive, and up-to-date review of the latest developments in the fields of insect ecology and conservation. Rather, it is a selection of papers representing different perspectives in insect conservation. The conceptual understanding needed to guide our actions in response to practical conservation problems obviously builds on basic researches in the fields of evolutionary biology, genetics, systematics, ethology, biogeography and ecology [e.g. 10]. The papers presented here offer a range of relevant and emerging themes that form the ecological basis of modern insect conservation. Insects are frequently used as model systems in conservation biology. However, in contrast with the veritable mountain of papers devoted to the conservation of single vertebrate species, most of the research on insect conservation is multi-species oriented, being more focused on the preservation of species assemblages than single species (see, for examples, papers published in the Journal of Insect Conservation). The paper by Eva Maria Griebeler, Henning Maas and Michael Veith presented here exemplifies current topics in landscape ecology and metapopulation biology from an entomological perspective. This paper, focused on the viability of the red-winged grasshopper Oedipoda germanica in a dynamic mosaic of vineyards and abandoned lots in Germany, is an example of a species-oriented approach showing the importance of collecting accurate field data and using appropriate simulation models to draw valid conclusions about the future of a population. Because basic knowledge, money and time are limited, one of the most debated problems in conservation biology is the use of indicator taxa as surrogates of the biodiversity of other taxa [11-15]. This is particularly compelling for highly diverse areas, ecosystems, or animal groups (like insects) where it is difficult, or even impossible, to obtain complete inventories. Although aquatic insects have long played an important role in conservation biology (e.g. as bioindicators of water quality), few studies have examined whether species richness community structure in different groups of stream insects shows similar patterns, whether these patterns are governed by similar responses to the environment, and whether there is temporal variability. In their paper on the among-taxon congruence in four major stream insects groups in Finland, Jani Heino and Heikki Mykrä found that predictions of species richness from environmental and spatial variables may be limited, and should be used with caution in conservation planning. They also found that no single stream insect group can be used as a surrogate of species richness and assemblage dissimilarity in other taxonomic groups and that the relationships between species richness and ecological gradients are variable and usually weak. These findings underline the need to also consider taxonomically difficult groups and to promote taxonomic studies and skills as essential prerequisites for effective conservation actions. Simon Grove, Dick Bashford and Marie Yee present here a long-term study with an extraordinary taxonomic effort to identify all saproxylic (dead wood-dependent) beetles associated with large logs in Tasmania's wet eucalypt production forests. They demonstrate the enormous richness of the saproxylic beetle fauna able to occupy Eucalyptus obliqua logs in their early stages of decomposition. This paper offers an example of an experimental approach to the conservation implications of declining availability of large logs, and shows that obligately saproxylic species were more numerous than facultative species. Because of temporal and financial limitations, most conservation studies resort to a 'snapshot' approach, which documents the fauna at a particular 'point' in time (which may span a year or more) and may or may not also attempt to document temporal changes. The study presented here underlines the importance of long-term analyses. This is especially compelling for saproxylic beetles, as there is a succession of species according to the age of decaying logs. Thanks to the long-term approach, these authors were able to show that very few species were common, and most were rare. In this paper rare species are considered those with few individuals sampled. In addition to local population density, other important dimensions of rarity of a species may be its geographical range and degree of ecological specialization, and these forms of rarity are discussed in other chapters. Species rarity assessment is one of the most important targets in conservation biology. The strong link between conservation and rarity lies in the idea that rare species have a greater threat of extinction than common species do [16-18]. Thus, conservation of rare species is driven by the view that the central goal of conservation is to prevent or limit the extinction of species. But, how well can the distribution (and hence the concentration) of geographically rare species be predicted by environmental characteristics? Jorge Miguel Lobo, Pierre Jay-Robert and Jean-Pierre Lumaret present an analysis of the spatial distribution of dung beetle rarity in France. In the paper published here, they considered three measures of geographical rarity (number of rare species, sum of rarity scores, and mean of rarity scores) to derive a synthetic rarity value. Based on this index, they found that for Scarabaeidae, rarity hotspots corresponded to diversity (species richness) hotspots. In this scenario, the species of Scarabaeidae with comparatively larger distributions and wider environmental adaptations should be more likely to persist. In contrast, rarity and species richness were uncorrelated for Aphodiinae. They argued that the distribution of warm-adapted, rare species of Scarabaeidae and Aphodiinae that have recently expanded range from southern refuges since the last glacial period would be explained by current climatic factors, while the cold-adapted Aphodiinae rare species that recently suffered a range contraction would be less predictable by contemporary environmental variables. Thus, this study underlines that rarity hotspots cannot be predicted only by current ecological factors, but historical factors have to also be taken into account to explain some patterns. The

Insect Ecology

Insect Ecology Book
Author : M. Prakash
Publisher : Discovery Publishing House
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9788183562911
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sting Operation and Law is a graphic presentation of legal issues related with different aspects of journalism. The invention of hidden cameras has created a panic in public life. Politicians, police and people dealing with public issues now fear journalists like devils from a different world. So they try to use their power to curtail the freedom of the press. The proposed IT amendment is a step in this direction.

Insect Ecology

Insect Ecology Book
Author : Christopher Fleming
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-05-24
ISBN : 9781682860939
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Insects form an extremely significant part of our ecosystem. They help in maintaining the ecological balance. This book on insect ecology specifically focuses on studying the behavior and interactions of insects with their surroundings. It discusses topics like evaluation of insects, colony performance, ant communities, competitive interactions, termite studies, etc. This book is a collective contribution of a renowned group of international experts. It is ideal for graduate and postgraduate students pursuing entomology and associated disciplines.

Insect Ecology and Resource Management

Insect Ecology and Resource Management Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1983
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ecology of Insects

Ecology of Insects Book
Author : Martin R. Speight,Mark D. Hunter,Allan D. Watt
Publisher : LibreDigital
Release : 2009-01-22
ISBN : 9781444300963
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fully revised and updated to include new topical study areas, the second edition of the successful text the Ecology of Insects provides a balanced treatment of the theory and practice of pure and applied insect ecology. Includes new topical areas of insect ecology and provides greater coverage of physiological, genetic, molecular, and ecosystem aspects of insect ecology Concepts include the foundations of evolutionary ecology and population dynamics in ecosystem science as they are applied to topics such as climate change, conservation and biodiversity, epidemiology and pest management Fully updated and revised throughout, this new edition refers to primary literature and real world examples. To access the artwork from the book, please visit: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/speightinsects.

INSECT ECOLOGY

INSECT ECOLOGY  Book
Author : SHADANAN UPADHYAY.
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-09-17
ISBN : 9789386949271
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Insect Ecology

Insect Ecology Book
Author : Timothy D. Schowalter
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2022-02-15
ISBN : 9780323856737
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Insect Ecology: An Ecosystem Approach, 5th Edition provides the most updated and comprehensive knowledge of the diversity of insect responses to environmental changes and their effects on ecosystem properties and services. Written by an expert in the field, this book addresses ways in which insect morphology, physiology and behavior tailor their adaptation to particular environmental conditions, how those adaptations affect their responses to environmental changes, and how their responses affect ecosystem properties and the ecosystem services on which humans depend for survival. This edition also addresses recent reports of global declines in insect abundance and how these declines could affect human interests. Insect Ecology: An Ecosystem Approach, 5th Edition is an important resource for researchers, entomologists, ecologists, pest managers and conservationists who want to understand insect ecology and to manage insects in ways that sustain the delivery of ecosystem services. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students may also find this as a useful resource for entomology and specifically insect ecology courses. The only insect ecology text that emphasizes insect effects on ecosystem properties and services, as well as evolutionary adaptations to environmental conditions Includes new material on long-term trends in insect abundance, addressing the so-called "insect apocalypse” Offers crucial updates on mechanisms by which insects affect, and potentially regulate, ecosystem structure and function Applies ecological principles to improved management of insects for the sustainable delivery of ecosystem services

Insect Ecology

Insect Ecology Book
Author : Eric G. Matthews,Roger Laurence Kitching
Publisher : University of Queensland Press
Release : 1984
ISBN : 9780702218125
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aquatic Insect Ecology Part 1

Aquatic Insect Ecology  Part 1 Book
Author : J. V. Ward,Ward
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Insects of aquatic environments. Evolution and adaptation. Habitats and communities. Lentic freshwaters. Lotic freshwaters. Marine, brackish, and inland salt waters. Environmental conditions. Temperature. Substrate. Water level, current, and discharge. Other abiotic variables.

Insect Ecology

Insect Ecology Book
Author : Herbert M. Kulman,H. C. Chiang
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1977
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Insects and Sustainability of Ecosystem Services

Insects and Sustainability of Ecosystem Services Book
Author : Timothy D. Schowalter
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2013-05-23
ISBN : 1466553901
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With few exceptions, insects are perceived in industrialized countries as undesirable pests. In reality, relatively few insects interfere with us or our resources. Most have benign or positive effects on ecosystem services, and many represent useful resources in non-industrialized countries. Challenging traditional perceptions of the value of insects, Insects and Sustainability of Ecosystem Services explores the ways insects affect the ecosystem services we depend upon. It also fosters an appreciation for the amazing diversity, adaptive ability, and natural roles of insects. The book discusses how the ways in which we manage insects will determine an ecosystem’s capacity to continue to supply services. It reviews aspects of insect physiology, behavior, and ecology that affect their interactions with other ecosystem components and ecosystem services, emphasizing critical effects of insects on the sustainability of ecosystem processes and services. The author examines the integration of insect ecology with self-regulatory aspects of ecosystems that control primary production, energy and nutrient fluxes, and global climate—functions that underlie the sustainability of ecosystem services. Clearly, we need environmental policies that meet needs for pest control where warranted, but do not undermine the important contributions of insects to sustaining ecosystem processes and services. With in-depth coverage of the multiple, often compensatory, effects of insects on various resources or ecosystem services and on the consequences of control tactics for those resources or services, Insects and Sustainability of Ecosystem Services recommends changes in perspectives and policies regarding insects that will contribute to sustainability of ecosystem services.

Analyses in Insect Ecology and Management

Analyses in Insect Ecology and Management Book
Author : Larry P. Pedigo,Michael R. Zeiss
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 1995-07
ISBN : 9780813826813
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Analyses in Insect Ecology and Management is designed for use by professionals and students who seek to learn how to apply standard ecological analyses to their insect population data. The book can be used as a primer for background information and as an autotutorial and reference, with step-by-step instructions on how to perform analyses. The book also is useful as a laboratory manual for graduate-level courses in insect ecology or insect pest management. Professionals using the book as an autotutorial and instructors adopting the book for course use many request an answer key from the publisher that will be provided at no charge.

Ecology of Insects

Ecology of Insects Book
Author : Martin R. Speight,Martin R.. Speight,Mark D. Hunter,Allan D. Watt
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 2008-08-18
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fully revised and updated to include new topical study areas, the second edition of the successful text the Ecology of Insects provides a balanced treatment of the theory and practice of pure and applied insect ecology. Includes new topical areas of insect ecology and provides greater coverage of physiological, genetic, molecular, and ecosystem aspects of insect ecology Concepts include the foundations of evolutionary ecology and population dynamics in ecosystem science as they are applied to topics such as climate change, conservation and biodiversity, epidemiology and pest management Fully updated and revised throughout, this new edition refers to primary literature and real world examples. To access the artwork from the book, please visit: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/speightinsects.

A Glossary of Some of the Terms Used in Insect Ecology

A Glossary of Some of the Terms Used in Insect Ecology Book
Author : Claude K. Warner
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1947
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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