Evolution of Insect Pests: Patterns of Variation / Edition 1

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Reflects on insect pests' evolution by evaluating existing theories, documenting case studies of diverse pest species and presenting new concepts regarding the problem of variation and implications for pest management strategies. Leading experts offer contributions which deal with variations in genetic markers and ecologically meaningful traits as well as future perspectives in entomology and biosystematics.

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Evaluates existing theories about the evolution of insect pests; documents case studies of diverse species; and presents new ideas about intraspecific variation and implications for pest management strategies. Considers such general themes as patterns of habitat-related variation, the evolution and ecology of immigrant species, and the invasion of new habitats by foreign pests. The contributors are from US universities and private laboratories. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471600770
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/10/1993
  • Series: Environmental Science and Technology
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:


Insect Pests and Evolution (K. Kim).

The Spatial Scale of Genetic Variation in Insect Populations (F. Gould).


Habitat-Related Variation and Evolution by Sexual Selection (K. Kaneshiro).

Adaptation to Spatial Variation in Habitat: Spatial Effects in Agroecosystems (D. Margolies).


Habitat Factors in New Pest Invasions (D. Pimentel).

The Evolution of Habitat Preference: Avoidance and Adaptation (M. Rausher).


Diversity and Variation of European Corn Borer Populations (W. Showers).

The Role of Demic Adaptation in Colonization and Spread of Scale Insect Populations (L. Hanks & R. Denno).


Impact of Intraspecific Variation on Integrated Pest Management (G. Kennedy).

Biology of Variations: Epilogue (K. Kim & B. McPheron).


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