Insect Behavior / Edition 2

Insect Behavior / Edition 2

by Robert W. Matthews, Janice R. Matthews
     
 

This book offers a comprehensive overview of fundamental concepts of animal behavior as they relate to insects. Considerably updated and expanded, this new edition includes 26 case studies, as well as 45 new color plates and 173 figures (over 40% of them new) with detailed legends that add richness to the well-written, accessible text.

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This book offers a comprehensive overview of fundamental concepts of animal behavior as they relate to insects. Considerably updated and expanded, this new edition includes 26 case studies, as well as 45 new color plates and 173 figures (over 40% of them new) with detailed legends that add richness to the well-written, accessible text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048123889
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2010
Pages:
514
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE. I. THE HISTORY AND SCOPE OF INSECT BEHAVIOR. 1.1.INTRODUCTION. 1. 2. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS. 1. 3. PHYLOGENY’S ROLE. 1.4. QUESTIONS AND PERSPECTIVES. II. PROGRAMMING AND INTEGRATING BEHAVIOR. 2.1. INTRODUCTION. 2.2. NERVE-BASED COORDINATION. 2.3. LIFE IN A STIMULUS-RICH WORLD. 2.4. HORMONE-BASED COORDINATION. III. SPATIAL ADJUSTMENT. 3.1. INTRODUCTION. 3.2. LOCOMOTION. 3.3. ORIENTATION. 3.4. THERMOREGULATION. 3.5. MIGRATION. IV. FORAGING AND FEEDING. 4.1. INTRODUCTION. 4.2. FORAGING STRATEGIES. 4.3. COEVOLUTION AND THE ARMS RACE. 4.4. FEEDING AS A COMMUNAL ACTIVITY. V. DEFENSE: A SURVIVAL CATALOGUE. 5.1. INTRODUCTION. 5.2. DEFENSE MESSAGES. 5.3. PASSIVE MESSAGES. 5.4. ACTIVE MESSAGES. VI. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATION. 6.1. INTRODUCTION. 6.2. MECHANISMS OF CHEMICAL COMMUNICATION. 6.3. THE FUNCTIONS OF CHEMICAL COMMUNICATION. 6.4. THE INFORMATION CONTENT OF PHEROMONES. 6.5. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATION AND INSECT CONTROL. VII. VISUAL COMMUNICATION. 7.1. INTRODUCTION. 7.2. BIOLUMINESCENCE. 7.3. LIGHT RECEPTION. 7.4. FUNCTIONS OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION. VIII. MECHANOCOMMUNICATION. 8.1. INTRODUCTION. 8.2. PRODUCING AND SENDING SIGNALS. 8.3. RECEIVING SIGNALS. 8.4. THE ACOUSTIC CHANNEL. 8.5 . FUNCTIONS OF INSECT COMMUNICATIVE SOUNDS. IX. REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIOR. 9.1. INTRODUCTION. 9.2. COURTSHIP AND MATING. 9.3. COURTSHIP AND CONFLICT. 9.4. MATING SYSTEMS AND PARENTAL INVESTMENT. 9.5. OVIPOSITION BEHAVIOR. X. PARENTAL BEHAVIORS AND SOCIAL LIFE. 10.1. INTRODUCTION. 10.2. SOCIAL ORGANIZATION. 10.3. THE INSECT SOCIAL REGISTER. 10.4. IMPLICATIONS AND CORRELATES OF SOCIAL LIFE. CREDITS. INDEX

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