9781405131148

Ecology of Insects: Concepts and Applications, 2nd Edition

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    9781405131148

  • ISBN10:

    1405131144

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/2008
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

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

Author Biography

Martin Speight is Reader in Zoology and Head of the Tropical Ecology & Entomology Research Group at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. His research interests range from rainforest and plantation entomology, biodiversity and conservation, to coral reef and mangrove ecology and management. Martin is also a Tutorial Fellow in Biological Sciences at St Anne's College, Oxford.

Mark Hunter is Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Professor of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. He studies interactions between insects and plants and is interested in linking population dynamics to ecosystem processes.

Allan Watt is Deputy Science Director of the Biodiversity Programme at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Edinburgh, UK. His research interests include the conservation of biodiversity and the management of forest pests.

Table of Contents

Preface
An Overview of Insect Ecology
Insects and Climate
Insect Herbivores
Resource Limitation
Natural Enemies and Insect Population Dynamics
Evolutionary Ecology
Physiological Ecology
Insects in Ecosystems
Biodiversity
Insect Conservation
Insects and Diseases
Insect Pest Management
References
Index
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