Insect Ecology: Behavior, Populations and Communities

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Overview

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.
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"... this new book provides a needed update to a classic text. I am sure this text will quickly become a reference of choice for a new generation of insect ecologists."
John F. Tooker, Penn State University for American Entomologist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521542609
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter W. Price is Regents' Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Part I. Introduction:
1. The scope of insect ecology
Part II. Behavioral Ecology:
2. Behavior, mating systems, and sexual selection
3. Social insects:
the evolution and ecological consequences of sociality
Part III. Species Interactions:
4. Plant and herbivore interactions
5. Lateral interactions:
competition, amensalism, and facilitation
6. Mutualisms
7. Prey and predator interactions
8. Host and parasite interactions
Part IV. Population Ecology:
9. Demography, population growth and life tables
10. Life histories
11. Population dynamics
Part V. Food Webs and Communities:
12. Community structure
13. Multi-trophic interactions
Part VI. Broad Patterns in Nature:
14. Biological diversity
15. Planet Earth:
patterns and processes
Glossary
References
Taxonomic index
Author index
Subject index.
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