Relationships of Natural Enemies and Non-prey Foods / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$238.99
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $190.67
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 31%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (4) from $190.67   
  • New (3) from $190.67   
  • Used (1) from $320.98   

Overview

There are very few natural enemies so maladapted as to rely on prey as their sole nutritional resource. The importance of non-prey sources of nutrition have received disproportionately less attention than prey when one considers how important non-prey foods are to the evolution and ecology of natural enemies. This book examines the intricate and diverse interactions between non-prey foods and natural enemies from both parties’ perspectives, beginning at an organismal level and taking the reader on a journey that illustrates how these interactions are inextricably tied to the outcome of biological control programs targeting insects and weed seeds.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
From the reviews:

"This work focuses on the role of non-prey nutritional resources with the worthy goal of improving the understanding and use of natural enemies. Lundgren … presents the nature and importance of glucophagy, pollinivory, granivory, and mycophagy to natural enemies, followed by an extensive discussion of applications, including diet supplementation strategies, compatibility with genetically modified plants, and biological control of weed seeds. … Includes taxonomic and subject indexes. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections." (M. K. Harris, Choice, Vol. 47 (2), October, 2009)

“This book would be useful for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers with an interest in biological control natural enemy biology food web dynamics, nutritional ecology, or plant-insect interactions. … serve as a valuable reference tool. … The book clearly succeeds in providing a comprehensive overview of the field. … Relationships of Natural Enemies of Non Prey Foods is a must read for those involved with biological control and arthropod pest management in general.” (Ian Kaplan, American Entomologist, Summer, 2011)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048180950
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/23/2010
  • Series: Progress in Biological Control Series , #7
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

Glucophagy.- The Functions of Non-Prey Foods in the Diets of Entomophagous Species.- The Sugar Feeders.- Floral Nectar.- Extrafloral Nectar.- Honeydew.- Pollinivory.- The Pollen Feeders.- Adaptations to Pollen feeding.- Pollen Nutrition and Defense.- Granivory.- The Seed Feeders.- Adaptations to Granivory.- Seed Nutrition and Defense.- Seed-Associated Food Bodies.- Seed Preferences of Natural Enemies.- Fungi and Microorganisms.- Mycophagy.- Symbioses with Microorganisms.- Applied Aspects of Non-Prey Foods for Natural Enemies.- Non-Prey Foods and Biological Control of Arthropods.- Plant-Incorporated Pest Resistance and Natural Enemies.- Biological Control of Weed Seeds in Agriculture Using Omnivorous Insects.- Conclusions and the Relative Quality of Non-Prey Foods for Natural Enemies.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)