Insect Ecology: An Ecosystem Approach / Edition 3

Insect Ecology: An Ecosystem Approach / Edition 3

by Timothy D. Schowalter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0123813514

ISBN-13: 9780123813510

Pub. Date: 06/03/2011

Publisher: Elsevier Science

The third edition of Insect Ecology: An Ecosystem Approach provides a modern perspective of insect ecology that integrates two approaches traditionally used to study insect ecology: evolutionary and ecosystem. This integration substantially broadens the scope of insect ecology and contributes to prediction and resolution of the effects of current

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Overview

The third edition of Insect Ecology: An Ecosystem Approach provides a modern perspective of insect ecology that integrates two approaches traditionally used to study insect ecology: evolutionary and ecosystem. This integration substantially broadens the scope of insect ecology and contributes to prediction and resolution of the effects of current environmental changes, as these affect and are affected by insects. The third edition includes an updated and expanded synthesis of feedback and interactions between insects and their environment. This updated material and a new chapter on applications of insect ecology to social and environmental issues effectively demonstrates how evolutionary and ecosystem approaches complement each other, with the intent of stimulating further integration of these approaches in experiments that address insect roles in ecosystems. Effective management of ecosystem resources depends on evaluation of the complex, often complementary, effects of insects on ecosystem conditions, as well as insect responses to changing conditions.

• Timely revision of a key reference on insect ecology

• Full coverage of ecosystem structure and function balanced with essential background on evolutionary aspects

• New chapter on applications to issues such as pest management, ecosystem restoration, invasive species and environmental changes

• Case studies highlight practical and theoretical applications for topics covered in each chapter

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123813510
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/03/2011
Pages:
650
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Overview

SECTION I: Ecology of Individual Insects

Chapter 2. Responses to Abiotic Conditions

Chapter 3. Resource Acquisition

Chapter 4. Resource Allocation

SECTION II: Population Ecology

Chapter 5. Population Systems

Chapter 6. Population Dynamics

Chapter 7. Biogeography

SECTION III: Community Ecology

Chapter 8. Species Interactions

Chapter 9. Community Structure

Chapter 10. Community Dynamics

SECTION IV: Ecosystem Level

Chapter 11. Ecosystem Structure and Function

Chapter 12. Herbivory

Chapter 13. Pollination, Seed Predation and Seed Dispersal

Chapter 14. Decomposition and Pedogenesis

Chapter 15. Insects as Regulators of Ecosystem Processes

Section V. Applications and Synthesis

Chapter 16. Applications

Chapter 17. Synthesis

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