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Insect ecology : an ecosystem approach

Author: Timothy Duane Schowalter
Publisher: Burlington, MA : Academic Press, ©2006.
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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  Read more...
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Schowalter, Timothy Duane, 1952-
Insect ecology.
Burlington, MA : Academic Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005043508
(OCoLC)61859871
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Duane Schowalter
ISBN: 9780120887729 012088772X 0080508812 9780080508818
OCLC Number: 162570489
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 572 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: Responses to abiotic conditions --
Resource acquisition --
Resource allocation --
Population systems --
Population dynamics --
Biogeography --
Species interactions --
Community structure --
Community dynamics --
Ecosystem structure and function --
Herbivory --
Pollination, seed predation, and seed dispersal --
Decomposition and pedogenesis --
Insects as regulators of ecosystem processes --
Synthesis.
Responsibility: Timothy D. Schowalter.
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Looks at how insects adapt to environmental conditions while maintaining the ability to substantially alter their environment. This work covers individual insects that respond to local changes in the  Read more...

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