Ecological Entomology

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John Wiley & Sons, 1999 - Science - 756 pages
Featuring completely updated chapters, additional authors, and an increased emphasis on alternatives to traditional pesticides, the second edition of Ecological Entomology is the field's leading reference on the role of insects in ecosystems. The authors cover insect growth and development, what they eat, how they reproduce, and how they move in various environments. The book also examines how insects interact with the plant community and how to control insect populations naturally.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
The Concept of the Ecosystem
19
BASIC BIOLOGICAL AND ECOLOGICAL ADAPTATIONS PROPERTIES
53
The Food of Insects 33
83
Reproduction in Insects
123
Dormancy Migration
159
Adaptations of Insects to Modes of Life
201
Patterns in Insects
231
Dynamks of Insect PredatorPrey Interactions
389
Insect Invasions and Community Assembly
425
Migration and Movement
463
Mathematkal Models For AgeStructured Population Dynamics
503
ROLES OR EFFECTS OF INSECTS IN ECOSYSTEMS
535
Insects on Flowers
553
The Influence of Insects on Plant Populations and Communities
585
APPLICATION OF ECOLOGY TO INSECT POPULATION MANAGEMENT
643

NATURAL CONTROL OF INSECT POPULATIONS
263
Dynamics and Regulation of Insect Populations
269
Weather and Insects
313
Interspecific Competition in Insects
355
Applications of Ecology for Integrated Pest Management
681
INDEX
737
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Carl Barton Huffaker was an American biologist, ecologist and agricultural entomologist. Huffaker graduated from the University of Tennessee then gaining a PhD from Ohio State University in 1942. Huffaker was one of the first entomologists to study the use of DDT to control mosquito populations. Andrew Paul Gutierrez is the editor of Ecological Entomology, 2nd Edition, published by Wiley.

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