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Author Schowalter, Timothy Duane, 1952-

Title Insect ecology : an ecosystem approach / Timothy D. Schowalter
Edition Second edition
Published Amsterdam ; Oxford : Academic, 2006
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Description 1 online resource xii, 572 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
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
Summary 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
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-536) and indexes
Notes Also available via the World Wide Web
System requirements: Internet connectivity, World Wide Web browser, and Adobe Acrobat reader
Subject Insects -- Ecology.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005043508
ISBN 012088772X (hbk.)
9780120887729 (hbk.)
OTHER TI Ebrary Academic Complete Subscription Collection