Insect Herbivore-Host Dynamics: Tree-Dwelling Aphids

Insect Herbivore-Host Dynamics: Tree-Dwelling Aphids

by A. F. G. Dixon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521802326

ISBN-13: 9780521802321

Pub. Date: 03/21/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Designed to introduce students and research workers to insect herbivore-host dynamics, this book uses the interaction between aphids and trees as a model. Challenging the belief that population dynamics of insect herbivores are heavily influenced by the action of their natural enemies, it demonstrates that tree dwelling species of aphids actually regulate their own

Overview

Designed to introduce students and research workers to insect herbivore-host dynamics, this book uses the interaction between aphids and trees as a model. Challenging the belief that population dynamics of insect herbivores are heavily influenced by the action of their natural enemies, it demonstrates that tree dwelling species of aphids actually regulate their own population through competition for resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521802321
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/21/2005
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Tree dwelling aphids; 3. Trees as a habitat for aphids: relation to host plant; 4. Trees as a habitat for aphids: relation to natural enemies; 5. Carrying capacity of trees; 6. Aphid abundance; 7. Population dynamics; 8. Risky dispersal; 9. Seasonal sex allocation; 10. Aphids and tree fitness; 11. Rarity, conservation and global warming; Epilogue.

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