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Insect Ecology : an Ecosystem Approach.

Author: Timothy D Schowalter
Publisher: Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, 2016.
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Schowalter, Timothy D.
Insect Ecology : An Ecosystem Approach.
Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy D Schowalter
ISBN: 9780128030370 0128030372
OCLC Number: 956277679
Notes: 6 - Summary.
Description: 1 online resource (776 pages)
Contents: Cover ; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1 --
Overview; 1 --
Scope of insect ecology; 2 --
Ecosystem ecology; 2.1 --
Ecosystem Complexity; 2.2 --
The Hierarchy of Subsystems; 2.3 --
Regulation; 3 --
Environmental change and disturbance; 4 --
Ecosystem approach to insect ecology; 5 --
Scope of this book; Section I --
Ecology of Individual Insects; Chapter 2 --
Responses to Abiotic Conditions; Introduction; 1 --
The physical template; 1.1 --
Biomes; 1.2 --
Environmental variation; 1.3 --
Disturbances; 2 --
Surviving variable abiotic conditions; 2.1 --
Temperature; 2.2 --
Water balance. 2.3 --
Air and water chemistry2.4 --
Other abiotic factors; 3 --
Dispersal behavior; 4 --
Responses to anthropogenic changes; 4.1 --
Land use; 4.2 --
Pollutants and other novel introductions; 4.3 --
Climate change; 4.4 --
Interactions among factors; 5 --
Summary; Chapter 3 --
Resource Acquisition; 1 --
Introduction; 2 --
Resource quality; 2.1 --
Resource Requirements; 2.2 --
Factors that Reduce Food Quality; 2.3 --
Plant Chemical Defenses; 2.3.1 --
Nonnitrogenous Defenses; 2.3.2 --
Nitrogenous Defenses; 2.3.3 --
Elemental Defenses; 2.4 --
Arthropod Defenses; 2.4.1 --
Antipredator Defenses. 2.4.2 --
Antimicrobial Defenses2.5 --
Variation in Resource Quality; 2.5.1 --
Variation Among Plants and Tissues; 2.5.2 --
Variation Through Time; 2.5.3 --
Variation in Response to Injury; 2.5.4 --
Factors Affecting Expression of Defenses; 2.6 --
Mechanisms for Exploiting Variable Resource Quality; 3 --
Resource acceptability; 4 --
Resource availability; 4.1 --
Discovering Suitable Resources; 4.2 --
Orientation; 4.2.1 --
Information Processing; 4.2.2 --
Responses to Cues; 4.2.3 --
Attraction of Conspecific Insects; 4.3 --
Learning; 5 --
Summary; Chapter 4 --
Resource Allocation; 1 --
Introduction. 2 --
Resource budget3 --
Allocation of assimilated resources; 3.1 --
Foraging and Dispersal Behavior; 3.2 --
Mating Activity; 3.2.1 --
Attraction; 3.2.2 --
Courtship Behavior; 3.3 --
Reproductive and Social Behavior; 3.3.1 --
Oviposition Behavior; 3.3.2 --
Nesting and Brood Care; 3.4 --
Competitive, Defensive and Mutualistic Behavior; 3.4.1 --
Competitive Behavior; 3.4.2 --
Defensive Behavior; 3.4.3 --
Mutualistic Behavior; 4 --
Efficiency of resource use; 4.1 --
Factors Affecting Efficiency; 4.1.1 --
Food Quality; 4.1.2 --
Size and Physiological Condition; 4.1.3 --
Learning; 4.2 --
Trade-Offs; 5 --
Summary. Section II --
Population EcologyChapter 5 --
Population Systems; 1 --
Introduction; 2 --
Population structure; 2.1 --
Density; 2.2 --
Dispersion; 2.3 --
Geographic Range and Metapopulation Structure; 2.4 --
Age Structure; 2.5 --
Sex Ratio; 2.6 --
Genetic Composition; 2.7 --
Social Insects; 3 --
Population Processes; 3.1 --
Natality; 3.2 --
Mortality; 3.3 --
Dispersal; 3.3.1 --
Life History Strategy; 3.3.2 --
Crowding; 3.3.3 --
Nutritional Status; 3.3.4 --
Habitat and Resource Conditions; 3.3.5 --
Mechanism of Dispersal; 3.3.6 --
Successful Colonization; 4 --
Life history characteristics; 5 --
Parameter estimation.

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