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Hands-on chemical ecology : simple field and laboratory exercises

Author: Dietland Müller-Schwarze
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of practical exercises in chemical ecology. It examines topics including birds, fish, insects, mammals, and plant chemistry among others.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Problems and exercises
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Müller-Schwarze, Dietland.
Hands-on chemical ecology.
New York ; London : Springer, 2009
(DLC) 2009926240
(OCoLC)430511459
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dietland Müller-Schwarze
ISBN: 9781441903785 144190378X
OCLC Number: 458574700
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 156 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Field Experiments Insects: 1. Aphids and Ants: Effects on Host Plant and Leaf Predators. Fish: 2. Predatory fish responses to prey odors (chemical lures) Birds: 3. Sour Grapes: Responses to a feeding inhibitor (methyl anthranilate) Mammals: 4. Responses of rodents to predator odors 5. Squirrels' avoidance of predator odors 6. Squirrels, Acorns and tannins 7. Field grid for testing winter feeding by rabbits (or cottontails) 8. Food choice by free-living rodents (beavers): role of defense compounds 9. Scent marking by mammals: Example beaver Practical Applications: 10. Capsaicin as squirrel repellent Open-ended Tour of Exploration: 11. Search for 'chemical ecology stories' in the forest Laboratory Experiments Plant Chemistry: 12. Test for cyanogenic glycosides 13. Tree diversity, phenolics test and herbivory 14. Tannin assay Insect Pheromones: 15. Moths in wind tunnel Insect Herbivory: 16. Induced Defenses: Herbivory on juvenile vs. adult growth stages 17. Induction by jasmonic acid 18. Effect of tannins on Manduca sexta feeding behavior: Concentration-dependent feeding on laboratory chow 19. Leaf disk test Scent Marking in Mammals: 20. 2-way choice by mice in T-Maze 21. Open-Field test: responses to scent marks in clean field; Responses to clean tile in soiled field Humans: 22. Scent communication: T-shirt test for recognition of sex and self 23. Dealing with secondary plant compounds: Burping exercise Various: 24. Miscellaneousexperiments chosen by our students 25. Further possible experiments
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These practical exercises in chemical ecology offer tools and strategies for understanding this young science. The exercises use general principles and follow a simple structure. Topics examined  Read more...

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