Seasonal Adaptations of Insects

Hardcover | March 1, 1995

byMaurice J. Tauber, Catherine A. Tauber, Sinzo Masaki

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This balanced, comprehensive account traces the alterations in body form that insects undergo as they adapt to seasonal change, exploring both theoretical aspects and practical issues, such as the impact of seasonality on insect pest management. The authors provide a critical interpretationof the voluminous scientific literature on the natural history, genetics, evolution, and management of insect adaptations. As the only current study of this important topic, this monograph will be essential reading for most entomologists, as well as many ecologists, invertebrate zoologists, andevolutionary biologists.

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This balanced, comprehensive account traces the alterations in body form that insects undergo as they adapt to seasonal change, exploring both theoretical aspects and practical issues, such as the impact of seasonality on insect pest management. The authors provide a critical interpretationof the voluminous scientific literature on th...

Maurice and Catherine Tauber at both at Cornell University. Sinzo Masaki is at Hirosaki University in Japan.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:426 pages, 9.49 × 6.38 × 1.14 inPublished:March 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195036352

ISBN - 13:9780195036350

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Insect Adaptations to Environmental Changes3. The Course of Diapause4. The Diapause Syndrome5. Environmental Regulation of Seasonal Cycles6. Seasonal Adaptations - Special Cases7. Variability and Genetics of Seasonal Adaptations8. Evolution of Seasonal Cycles9. Seasonality, the Evolution of Life History, and Speciation10. Seasonality and Insect Pest ManagementBibliographyAuthor IndexSpecies IndexSubject Index

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"A valuable addition to existing volumes in behavioral ecology and physiological ecology....The book is easy to read and to use for a reference, because of the many sections and subsections and because of three excellent indices. The definitions are well conceived and are stated in clearEnglish....This volume is absolutely packed with information." --BioScience