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Ecology of Insects: Concepts and Applications, 2nd Edition

Ecology of Insects: Concepts and Applications, 2nd Edition

Martin R. Speight, Mark D. Hunter, Allan D. Watt

ISBN: 978-1-405-13114-8

Aug 2008

640 pages

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$124.95

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Fully revised and updated to include new topical study areas, the second edition of the successful text the Ecology of Insects provides a balanced treatment of the theory and practice of pure and applied insect ecology.


  • Includes new topical areas of insect ecology and provides greater coverage of physiological, genetic, molecular, and ecosystem aspects of insect ecology
  • Concepts include the foundations of evolutionary ecology and population dynamics in ecosystem science as they are applied to topics such as climate change, conservation and biodiversity, epidemiology and pest management
  • Fully updated and revised throughout, this new edition refers to primary literature and real world examples.

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Preface.

1. An Overview of Insect Ecology.

2. Insects and Climate.

3. Insect Herbivores.

4. Resource Limitation.

5. Natural Enemies and Insect Population Dynamics.

6. Evolutionary Ecology.

7. Physiological Ecology.

8. Insects in Ecosystems.

9. Biodiversity.

10. Insect Conservation.

11. Insects and Diseases.

12. Insect Pest Management.

References.

Index

?This volume is a clearly written, contemporary, and scholarly treatment of the ecology of insects, which can serve as both a classroom textbook or general reference.?( The Quarterly Review of Biology , September 2009)

""Eminently readable, this volume undoubtedly will be used as a course resource in many classrooms. It will prove to be invaluable reference for a wide variety of entomologists and ecologists, and should be in all libraries with significant biological holdings."" (CHOICE, January 2009)

""This book provides a valuable and modern overview of insect ecology with a successful combination of theoretical principles with applied aspects taking population ecology as a leading these ? .The readers will find an extensive body of information and stimulating considerations of insect ecology."" (Entomologia Generalis, February 2008)

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  • Provides a balanced treatment of the theory and practice of pure and applied insect ecology and its crucial importance to the planet
  • Includes new topical areas of insect ecology and provides greater coverage of physiological, genetic, molecular, and ecosystem aspects of insect ecology
  • Concepts include the foundations of evolutionary ecology and population dynamics in ecosystem science as they are applied to topics such as climate change, conservation and biodiversity, epidemiology and pest management
  • Fully updated and revised throughout, this new edition refers to primary literature and real world examples