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Introduction to forest and shade tree insects

Author: Pedro Barbosa; Michael R Wagner
Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press, [1989] ©1989
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comprehenisive text approaches the subject from an ecological/evolutionary biological perspective. The assumption is that one cannot study forest insects without understanding the dynamics of the relationship between an insect and its host plant. This relationship includes knowing what factors control forest insect populations such as food, food quality, tree vigor, host selection, and symbiotic relationships.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barbosa, Pedro, 1944-
Introduction to forest and shade tree insects.
San Diego : Academic Press, ©1989
(DLC) 88004006
(OCoLC)17546198
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pedro Barbosa; Michael R Wagner
ISBN: 9780120781461 0120781468 9780323138734 032313873X
OCLC Number: 681913773
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 639 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction to forest and shade tree entomology --
The influence of food on dendrophagous species --
Tree vigor and insect herbivores --
Host selection by forest and shade tree insects --
Symbiotic associations of forest insects, microorganisms, and trees --
Oleoresins in conifers: their nature and function --
Defoliating insects --
Insects with piercing-sucking mouthparts --
Phloem and wood-boring insects --
Gall-forming insects --
Insects that attack buds, shoots, and roots --
Insects that attack seeds and cones --
Forest insect communities --
Physical factors and forest environments --
Population growth and outbreaks --
Forest and shade tree insect pest management --
Survey, detection, and evaluation of insect pests --
Biological control of forest insects --
Insecticides and chemical control --
Direct control of forest insects --
Silvicultural control of forest insects.
Responsibility: Pedro Barbosa, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland ; Michael R. Wagner, School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Abstract:

This comprehenisive text approaches the subject from an ecological/evolutionary biological perspective. The assumption is that one cannot study forest insects without understanding the dynamics of the relationship between an insect and its host plant. This relationship includes knowing what factors control forest insect populations such as food, food quality, tree vigor, host selection, and symbiotic relationships. The authors also discuss tree-injuring insects from the perspective of their influence on tree physiology and growth as well as economic and commercial effects. The book represents a "modern" approach to the topic of forest and shade tree insects; is well-illustrated; and includes a comprehensive primary reference list.

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