Insect Ecology: An Ecosystem Approach

Other | February 27, 2006

byTimothy D. Schowalter, Timothy D. SchowalterEditorTimothy D. Schowalter

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Dr. Timothy Schowalter has succeeded in creating a unique, updated treatment of insect ecology. This revised and expanded text looks at how insects adapt to environmental conditions while maintaining the ability to substantially alter their environment. It covers a range of topics- from individual insects that respond to local changes in the environment and affect resource distribution, to entire insect communities that have the capacity to modify ecosystem conditions.

Insect Ecology, Second Edition, synthesizes the latest research in the field and has been produced in full color throughout. It is ideal for students in both entomology and ecology-focused programs.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

* New topics such as elemental defense by plants, chaotic models, molecular methods to measure disperson, food web relationships, and more

* Expanded sections on plant defenses, insect learning, evolutionary tradeoffs, conservation biology and more

* Includes more than 350 new references

* More than 40 new full-color figures

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Dr. Timothy Schowalter has succeeded in creating a unique, updated treatment of insect ecology. This revised and expanded text looks at how insects adapt to environmental conditions while maintaining the ability to substantially alter their environment. It covers a range of topics- from individual insects that respond to local changes ...

Timothy D. Schowalter received his Ph.D. degree in Entomology from the University of Georgia in 1979. Since 1981, he has been a professor of entomology at Oregon State University, Corvallis, studying the effects of environmental changes, including natural and anthropogenic disturbances, on arthropod communities in temperate and tropica...

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Format:OtherDimensions:576 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:February 27, 2006Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080508812

ISBN - 13:9780080508818

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Table of Contents

1 Overview; 2 Responses to Abiotic Conditions; 3 Resource Acquisition; 4 Resource Allocation; 5 Population Systems; 6 Population Dynamics; 7 Biogeography; 8 Species Interactions; 9 Community Structure; 10 Community Dynamics; 11 Ecosystem Structure and Function; 12 Herbivory; 13 Pollination, Seed Predation and Seed Dispersal; 14 Decomposition and Pedogenesis; 15 Insects as Regulators of Ecosystem Processes; 16 Synthesis