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Evolution of Insect Pests: Patterns of Variation

Ke Chung Kim (Editor), Bruce A. McPheron (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-471-60077-0
496 pages
May 1993
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Reflects on insect pests' evolution by evaluating existing theories, documenting case studies of diverse pest species and presenting new concepts regarding the problem of variation and implications for pest management strategies. Leading experts offer contributions which deal with variations in genetic markers and ecologically meaningful traits as well as future perspectives in entomology and biosystematics.
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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

GENETIC VARIATION AND EVOLUTION.

Insect Pests and Evolution (K. Kim).

The Spatial Scale of Genetic Variation in Insect Populations (F. Gould).

THE NATURE OF GENETIC VARIATION.

Habitat-Related Variation and Evolution by Sexual Selection (K. Kaneshiro).

Adaptation to Spatial Variation in Habitat: Spatial Effects in Agroecosystems (D. Margolies).

ECOLOGY OF INVADING POPULATIONS.

Habitat Factors in New Pest Invasions (D. Pimentel).

The Evolution of Habitat Preference: Avoidance and Adaptation (M. Rausher).

THE PATTERNS OF VARIATION: CASE STUDIES.

Diversity and Variation of European Corn Borer Populations (W. Showers).

The Role of Demic Adaptation in Colonization and Spread of Scale Insect Populations (L. Hanks & R. Denno).

FUTURE PERSPECTIVES.

Impact of Intraspecific Variation on Integrated Pest Management (G. Kennedy).

Biology of Variations: Epilogue (K. Kim & B. McPheron).

Index.
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