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Insect Ecology

Insect Ecology Book
Author : Timothy D. Schowalter
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2006-02-27
ISBN : 0080508812
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dr. Timothy Schowalter has succeeded in creating a unique, updated treatment of insect ecology. This revised and expanded text looks at how insects adapt to environmental conditions while maintaining the ability to substantially alter their environment. It covers a range of topics- from individual insects that respond to local changes in the environment and affect resource distribution, to entire insect communities that have the capacity to modify ecosystem conditions. Insect Ecology, Second Edition, synthesizes the latest research in the field and has been produced in full color throughout. It is ideal for students in both entomology and ecology-focused programs. NEW TO THIS EDITION: * New topics such as elemental defense by plants, chaotic models, molecular methods to measure disperson, food web relationships, and more * Expanded sections on plant defenses, insect learning, evolutionary tradeoffs, conservation biology and more * Includes more than 350 new references * More than 40 new full-color figures

Insect Ecology

Insect Ecology Book
Author : Timothy Duane Schowalter
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 012088772X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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1. Overview: scope of insect ecology - ecosystem ecology - environmental change and disturbance. Section I - Ecology of individual insects - 2. Reponses to abiotic conditions: I. Physical template; II. Surviving variable abiotic conditions; III. Factors affecting dispersal behavior; IV. Responses to anthropogenic changes. 3. Resource acquisition: I. Resource quality; II. Resource acceptability; III. Resource availability. 4. Resource allocation: I. resource budget; II. Allocation of assimilated resources; III. Efficiency of resource use. Section II - Population ecology: 5. Population systems: I. Population structure; II. Population processes; III. Life history characteristics; IV. Parameter estimation. 6. Population dynamics: I. Population fluctuation; II. Factors affecting population size; III. Models of population change. 7. Biogeography: I. Geographic distribution; II. Spatial dynamics of populations; III. Anthropogenic effects on spatial dynamics. Section III - Community ecology - 8. Species interactions: Classes of interactions; II. Factors affecting interactions; III. Consequences of interactions. 9. Community structures: I. Approaches to describing communities; II. Patterns of community structure; III. Determinants of community structure. 10. Community dynamic: I. Short-term change in community structure ; II. Successional change in community structure; III. Paleoecology; IV. Diversity versus stability. Section IV - Ecosystem level - 11. Ecosystem structure and function: I. Ecosystem structure; II. Energy flow; III. Biogeochemical cycling; IV. Climate modification; V. Ecosystem modeling. 12. Herbivory: I. Types and patterns of herbivory; II. Effects of herbivory. 13. Pollination, seed predation, and seed dispersal: I. Types and patterns of pollination; II. Effects of pollination; III. Types and patterns of seed predation and dispersal; IV. Effects os seed predation and dispersal. 14. Decomposition and pedogenesis: I. Types and patterns of detritivory and burrowing; II. Effects of detritivory and burrowing. 15. Insects as regulators of ecosystem processes: I. Development of the concept; II. Ecosystems as cybernetic system. Section V - Synthesis - 16. Synthesis - applications - critical issues.

Insect Ecology

Insect Ecology Book
Author : Timothy Duane Schowalter
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
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,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 : 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.

Ecology of Insects

Ecology of Insects Book
Author : 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.

Insect Molecular Biology and Ecology

Insect Molecular Biology and Ecology Book
Author : Klaus H. Hoffmann
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-12-19
ISBN : 1482231891
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Insects represent the most abundant and diverse animal group on Earth. The number of described species is more than one million and up to ten million are estimated. Insects have one of the widest distributions in the world because they have adapted to extreme ranges of environments.Molecular ecology studies ecological processes based on the analysi

Insect Ecology

Insect Ecology Book
Author : Timothy D. Schowalter
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2022-02-24
ISBN : 0323856748
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Insect Ecology: An Ecosystem Approach, Fifth 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, Fifth 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

The Ecology of Insect Overwintering

The Ecology of Insect Overwintering Book
Author : S. R. Leather,K. F. A. Walters,J. S. Bale
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1995-09-28
ISBN : 9780521556705
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Comprehensive account of the various forms of insect overwintering, highlighting areas of economic interest.

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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Download Insect Ecology book written by Eric G. Matthews,Roger Laurence Kitching, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Chemical Ecology of Insect Parasitoids

Chemical Ecology of Insect Parasitoids Book
Author : Eric Wajnberg,Stefano Colazza
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-03-15
ISBN : 1118409604
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Insect parasitoids are a fascinating group of animals in manyrespects. Perhaps the most fascinating point is that these insects,in the course of the evolutionary time, have developed animpressive way to use chemical compounds to dialogue with thedifferent protagonists of their environment (i.e.,conspecifics, their hosts and the plants on which their hosts areliving). Unravelling the evolutionary meaning of such chemicalcommunication networks can give new insights into the ecology ofthese insects and especially on how to improve their use for thecontrol of noxious pests in biological control programmes. Chemical Ecology of Insect Parasitoids is a timelypublication, with organised chapters to present the most importantknowledge and discoveries that have taken place over the lastdecade, and their potential use in pest control strategy.Specific relevant case studies are presented to enhance thereader's experience. Suited to graduate students and professional researchers andpractitioners in pest management, entomology, evolutionary biology,behavioural ecology, and chemical ecology, this book is essentialfor anyone needing information on this important group ofinsects.

Insect Ecology Concepts to Management

Insect Ecology  Concepts to Management Book
Author : K. V. Hari Prasad
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2022-10-02
ISBN : 9811917825
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Insect Ecology Concepts to Management book written by K. V. Hari Prasad, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Insect Physiological Ecology

Insect Physiological Ecology Book
Author : Steven L. Chown,Sue Nicolson
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2004-07-15
ISBN : 0191523348
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a modern, synthetic overview of interactions between insects and their environments from a physiological perspective that integrates information across a range of approaches and scales. It shows that evolved physiological responses at the individual level are translated into coherent physiological and ecological patterns at larger, even global scales. This is done by examining in detail the ways in which insects obtain resources from the environment, process these resources in various ways, and turn the results into energy which allows them to regulate their internal environment as well as cope with environmental extremes of temperature and water availability. The book demonstrates that physiological responses are not only characterized by substantial temporal variation, but also shows coherent variation across several spatial scales. At the largest, global scale, there appears to be substantial variation associated with the hemisphere in which insects are found. Such variation has profound implications for patterns of biodiversity as well as responses to climate change, and these implications are explicitly discussed. The book provides a novel integration of the understanding gained from broad-scale field studies of many species and the more narrowly focused laboratory investigations of model organisms. In so doing it reflects the growing realization that an integration of mechanistic and large-scale comparative physiology can result in unexpected insights into the diversity of insects.

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.

Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management

Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management Book
Author : Antonio Ricardo Panizzi,Jose R. P. Parra
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2012-03-08
ISBN : 1439837090
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The field of insect nutritional ecology has been defined by how insects deal with nutritional and non-nutritional compounds, and how these compounds influence their biology in evolutionary time. In contrast, Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management presents these entomological concepts within the framework of integrated pest m

Advances in Insect Chemical Ecology

Advances in Insect Chemical Ecology Book
Author : Ring T. Cardé,Jocelyn G. Millar
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2004-06-21
ISBN : 9781139453257
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Chemical signals mediate all aspects of insects' lives and their ecological interactions. The discipline of chemical ecology seeks to unravel these interactions by identifying and defining the chemicals involved, and documenting how perception of these chemical mediators modifies behaviour and ultimately reproductive success. Chapters in this 2004 volume consider how plants use chemicals to defend themselves from insect herbivores; the complexity of floral odors that mediate insect pollination; tritrophic interactions of plants, herbivores, and parasitoids and the chemical cues that parasitoids use to find their herbivore hosts; the semiochemically mediated behaviours of mites; pheromone communication in spiders and cockroaches; the ecological dependency of tiger moths on the chemistry of their host-plants; and the selective forces that shape the pheromone communication channel of moths. The volume presents descriptions of the chemicals involved, the effects of semiochemically mediated interactions on reproductive success, and the evolutionary pathways that have shaped the chemical ecology of arthropods.

Chemical Ecology of Insects

Chemical Ecology of Insects Book
Author : Jun Tabata
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-01-29
ISBN : 1351230867
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Insects have evolved very unique and interesting tactics using chemical signals to survive. Chemical ecology illustrates the working of the biological network by means of chemical analyses. Recent advances in analytical technology have opened the way to a better understanding of the more complicated and abyssal interactions of insects with other organisms including plants and microbes. This book covers recent research on insects and chemical communications and presents the current status about challenges faced by chemical ecologists for the management of pests in agriculture and human health.

Saproxylic Insects

Saproxylic Insects Book
Author : Michael D. Ulyshen
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-05-21
ISBN : 331975937X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume offers extensive information on insect life in dying and dead wood. Written and reviewed by leading experts from around the world, the twenty-five chapters included here provide the most global coverage possible and specifically address less-studied taxa and topics. An overarching goal of this work is to unite literature that has become fragmented along taxonomic and geographic lines. A particular effort was made to recognize the dominant roles that social insects (e.g., termites, ants and passalid beetles) play in saproxylic assemblages in many parts of the world without overlooking the non-social members of these communities. The book is divided into four parts: · Part I “Diversity” includes chapters addressing the major orders of saproxylic insects (Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Hemiptera, Lepidoptera and Blattodea), broadly organized in decreasing order of estimated global saproxylic diversity. In addition to order-level treatments, some chapters in this part discuss groups of particular interest, including pollinators, hymenopteran parasitoids, ants, stag and passalid beetles, and wood-feeding termites. · Part II “Ecology” discusses insect-fungal and insect-insect interactions, nutritional ecology, dispersal, seasonality, and vertical stratification. · Part III “Conservation” focuses on the importance of primary forests for saproxylic insects, offers recommendations for conserving these organisms in managed forests, discusses the relationships between saproxylic insects and fire, and addresses the value of tree hollows and highly-decomposed wood for saproxylic insects. Utilization of non-native wood by saproxylic insects and the suitability of urban environments for these organisms are also covered. · Lastly, Part IV “Methodological Advancements” highlights molecular tools for assessing saproxylic diversity. The book offers an accessible and insightful resource for natural historians of all kinds and will especially appeal to entomologists, ecologists, conservationists and foresters.

Insect Population Ecology

Insect Population Ecology Book
Author : George Copley Varley,G. R. Gradwell,Michael Patrick Hassell
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1974-01-01
ISBN : 9780520026674
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Expressing propulation changes; density dependent processes affecting cultures of single species; composititions between species for a limited resouce; parasites and predatrs; climate and weather; life tables and their use in population chages of some forest insects; biological control.