Insect Ecology, Second Edition: An Ecosystem Approach

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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 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

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This second edition provides the only up-to-date synthesis of insect effects on environmental conditions.

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Insects are exceptionally diverse and their biomass can sometimes exceed that of more conspicuous animals. Although sensitive to environmental change, insects can control key ecosystem processes, such as primary production, succession, energy flux, and biogeochemical cycling in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. Even though insects often interfere with our resource management goals, they are useful indicators of subtle environmental change. Insect Ecology addresses these myriad aspects of insect-environment interactions and reviews multiple levels of ecological hierarchy, from individual insects in local environments to insect communities that have the capacity to modify and perhaps stabilize ecosystem conditions. Certain to be of interest to entomologists and ecologists, Insect Ecology will also appeal to anyone with an interest in ecosystem structure and function.
Key Features
* Integrates individual, population, community, and ecosystem levels of ecological resolution
* Illustrates the relationship of insect ecology to disturbance dynamics and environmental change
* Relates metapopulation dynamics to ecosystem structure and function
* Demonstrates the ability of insect functional groups to affect ecosystem and global processes, such as primary production, biogeochemical cycling, and carbon flux
* Provides a context for evolution as feedback between community modification of ecosystem conditions and selection of individual attributes that regulate ecosystem conditions

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