Ecology of Insects: Concepts and Applications by Martin R. SpeightEcology of Insects: Concepts and Applications by Martin R. Speight

Ecology of Insects: Concepts and Applications

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

Paperback | August 18, 2008

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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.

To access the artwork from the book, please visit: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/speightinsects.

Martin Speight is Reader in Zoology and Head of the Tropical Ecology & Entomology Research Group at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. His research interests range from rainforest and plantation entomology, biodiversity and conservation, to coral reef and mangrove ecology and management. Martin is also a Tutorial Fellow i...
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Title:Ecology of Insects: Concepts and ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 9.5 × 7.4 × 1.2 inPublished:August 18, 2008Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1405131144

ISBN - 13:9781405131148

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Table of Contents

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