Interchanges of Insects between Agricultural and Surrounding Landscapes by B.S. EkbomInterchanges of Insects between Agricultural and Surrounding Landscapes by B.S. Ekbom

Interchanges of Insects between Agricultural and Surrounding Landscapes

EditorB.S. Ekbom, Michael E. Irwin, Y. Robert

Paperback | December 1, 2010

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 1425 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


The rationale for this book is based on an appreciation of the fact that all insects are profoundly influenced by their surroundings. Generally the interactions between insect pests, their host plants, and their natural enemies have been studied within a specific crop. However, agroecosystems are much more than fields in which we grow our crops. Non-crop elements in the landscape can have a substantial impact on the composition of insect communities in an agricultural setting. Investigations on the influence of habitat diversification on pest population dynamics have increased. Through an understanding of how landscape structure influences the fitness and survival of insect species, we may be able to find ways to optimize land use. Optimization in this context is twofold: the design of the landscape should, as far as possible, be advantageous for the natural enemies of agricultural pests while also allowing the highest possible biodiversity.
Title:Interchanges of Insects between Agricultural and Surrounding LandscapesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pagesPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9048140277

ISBN - 13:9789048140275

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface. 1. Interchanges of Insects between Agricultural and Surrounding Landscapes; B. Ekbom. 2. Relating Insect Movements to Farming Systems in Dynamic Landscapes; F. Burel, et al. 3. The Use of Invertebrates in Evaluating Rural Sustainability; M.G. Paoletti, C.M. Cantarino. 4. Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on Plant-Insect Communities; A. Kruess, T. Tscharntke. 5. The Impact of Uncultivated Corridors on Arthropod Populations Within Simulated Agrolandscapes; G.W. Barrett. 6. Interchanges of a Common Pest Guild Between Orchards and the Surrounding Ecosystems: A Multivariate Analysis of Landscape Influence; P. Jeanneret. 7. Landscape Connectivity: Linking Fine-Scale Movements and Large-Scale Patterns of Distributions of Damselflies; P.D. Taylor. 8. Effect of Habitat Heterogenity on Diversity and Density of Pollinating Insects; J. Banaszak. 9. Diversity and Movement Patterns of Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and Leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) in a Heterogeneous Tropical Landscape: Implications for Redressing the Integrated Pest Management Paradigm; M.E. Irwin, et al. 10. Landscape Management and Resident Generalist Predators in Annual Crop Systems; R. Bommarco, B. Ekbom. 11. Parasitoid Community Structure: Implications for Biological Control in Agricultural Landscapes; P.C. Marino, D. Landis. 12. The Impact of Field Boundary Habitats on the Diversity and Abundance of Natural Enemies in Cereals; P. Dennis, et al. 13. Natural Vegetation in Agroecosystems: Pattern and Scale of Heterogeneity; J.E. Banks. Index.