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Plant-Provided Food for Carnivorous Insects: A Protective Mutualism and its Applications
     

Plant-Provided Food for Carnivorous Insects: A Protective Mutualism and its Applications

by F. L. Wackers, P. C. J. van Rijn, J. Bruin, Jan Bruin
 

ISBN-10: 0521819415

ISBN-13: 9780521819411

Pub. Date: 06/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Within a carnivore's lifecycle, there is often at least one stage that relies on plant-provided food, e.g., nectar. In fact, carnivore omnivory is far more common than first thought. Contributed by an international team of experts, this book suggests, among other ideas, that presence, or lack of, plant-provided foods for carnivores could determine the success or

Overview

Within a carnivore's lifecycle, there is often at least one stage that relies on plant-provided food, e.g., nectar. In fact, carnivore omnivory is far more common than first thought. Contributed by an international team of experts, this book suggests, among other ideas, that presence, or lack of, plant-provided foods for carnivores could determine the success or failure of agricultural ecosystems using Integrated Pest Management systems relying on predators as biological control agents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521819411
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Food for protection: an introduction F. L. Wäckers and P. C. J. van Rijn; Part I. Food Provision by Plants: 2. Suitability of (extra-) floral nectar, pollen and honeydew as insect food sources F. L. Wäckers; 3. Nectar as fuel for plant protectors S. Koptur; 4. Fitness consequences of food-for-protection strategies in plants M. W. Sabelis, P. C. J. van Rijn and A. Janssen; Part II. Arthropods Feeding on Plant-Provided Food: 5. Food needs of adult parasitoids: behavioural adaptations and consequences D. M. Olson, K. Takasu and W. J. Lewis; 6. Effects of plant feeding on the performance of omnivorous 'predators' M. D. Eubanks and J. D. Styrsky; 7. Nectar and pollen feeding by adult herbivorous insects J. Romeis, E. Städler and F. L. Wäckers; Part III. Plant-Provided Food and Biological Control: 8. Impacts of plant-provided food on herbivore-carnivore dynamics P. C. J. van Rijn and M. W. Sabelis; 9. Does floral nectar improve biological control by parasitoids? G. E. Heimpel and M. A. Jervis; 10. Habitat diversification in biological control: the role of plant resources T. K. Wilkinson and D. A. Landis; 11. Providing foods for natural enemies in farming systems: balancing practicalities and theory G. M. Gurr, S. D. Wratten, J. Tylianakis, J. Kean and M. Keller.

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