Insect Monitoring Books

  • History of Insects

    This is the first time that a single book has attempted to cover the whole of the fossil history of insects so comprehensively. The volume embraces the history of insect palaeontology, methods for studying fossils, the taphonomic processes leading to their formation, the diagnostic features of all insect orders, both extant and extinct, the major ...

  • Nectaries and Nectar

    Nectar is the most important reward offered by plants to pollinating animals. This book is a modern and interdisciplinary text on nectar and nectaries, prompted by the expansion of knowledge, especially in the more ecological and now molecular fields, and the strong recent interest in pollination biology. The topics covered vary widely: they ...

  • Plant Ecology, Herbivory, and Human Impact in Nordic Mountain Birch Forests

    The successful long-term sustainable management of forests is dependent on our knowledge of their history, present state, and responses to changing environmental conditions. In this light, the text evaluates the Nordic mountain birch ecosystem with examples from different sites in the Nordic countries and Scotland.The authors analyse vegetation ...

  • Physical Control Methods in Plant Protection

    Jointly published with INRA, Paris.Pesticide resistance is becoming more frequent and widespread with more than 500 insect species known to have become resistant to synthetic insecticides. On the other hand, consumers increasingly demand agricultural products without any pesticide residues. This book, for the first time, shows the alternative: ...

  • Floral Biology

    This volume highlights the new synthesis of pollination biology and plant mating systems which is rejuvenating the two-hundred-year-old discipline of floral biology. It provides a current examination of the evolution and functional significance of floral traits in animal-pollinated plants, combining ecological and genetic studies with ...

  • Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships

    The reason why insect-plant relationships attract more and more attention has been given by Professor Schoonhoven in the introductory lecture to this symposium: 'The green blanket on the earth's surface with its myriads of insects has already revealed some of its complex workings, but contains many more facets which need to be discovered to ...

  • Insect Conservation Biology

    This book is a paperback reprint of a previously published hardback. Insects are the major component of the world's biodiversity. By virtue of their vast numbers of both species and individuals, they are vital determinants of terrestrial ecological processes. Quantiatively, insects are important pointers for species-rich geographical areas. ...

  • Insecticides Design Using Advanced Technologies

    In the past, insecticide development has been guided mostly by chemo-rational and bio-rational design based on understanding of the physiology and ecology of insects and crops. A limitation in each new class of compounds is the evolution of resistance in populations of key pests, which ultimately leads to control failures. This phenomenon and the ...

  • Nicotinoid Insecticides and the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor

    The nicotinoids are the most important new class of pesticides, joining the organophosphorus compounds, methylcarbamates, and pyrethroids as the major insecticides. Recently, imidacloprid and related nicotinoids have begun replacing organophosphorus and methylcarbamate compounds as insecticides to control insect pests on major crops. Nicotinoids ...

  • Insect Chemical Ecology

    Insect Chemical Ecology provides a comprehensive view of how natural selection acts upon interacting organisms and how particular physical and biological properties of chemical compounds act as constraints upon which natural selection may act. Individual chapters raise specific questions as to the nature of these interactions. The first ...

  • Host-Plant Selection by Phytophagous Insects

    This is the first book that focuses on the behavior of host-plant selection by plant-feeding insects. It describes the patterns of host use, the chemical features of plants that determine host selection, the physiology of insect sensory systems, and the insect behaviors, with an emphasis on mechanisms. The book also discusses genetic ...

  • Insect Chemical Ecology

    Insect Chemical Ecology provides a comprehensive view of how natural selection acts upon interacting organisms and how particular physical and biological properties of chemical compounds act as constraints upon which natural selection may act. Individual chapters raise specific questions as to the nature of these interactions. The first ...

  • Insect-Plant Relationships

    Over the past 40 years, the SIP meetings have played a central role in the development of the field of insect-plant relationships, providing both a show-case for current research as well as a forum for the airing and development of influential new ideas. The 10th symposium, held 4-10 July 1998, in Oxford, followed that tradition. The present ...

  • Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships

    Large parts of the continents are covered by a green blanket of living plants. From an insect's point of view this green blanket is not uniform, but consists of a mosaic of resources of variable quality and with various levels of noxious secondary compounds. It is the challenge of phytophagous insects to orientate and reproduce within this mosaic ...

  • Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Collembola

    This book is the first in a series designed to facilitate identification of South American insects likely to be encountered in, on, or near water, on wetlands, and in unusual aquatic habitats, such as bromelias, pitcher plants, and mosses. In the case of some taxa encompassing both aquatic and terrestrial species, it is expanded to permit ...

  • Insecticides with Novel Modes of Action

    This book conveys a wealth of information on pesticide chemistry, biochemical modes of action, biological activity, and theory of pesticide application for management programs. Emphasis is placed on novel biological insecticides which block certain stages in the development of pest insects. Special attention is given to insecticides with selective ...

  • Pollination of cultivated plants in the tropics - vol 118 (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis bulletin, based on contributions from various contributors and edited by Dr. D.W. Roubik, introduces the reader to various aspects of natural and insect pollination. It discusses the pollinators themselves, and the ecological and economic importance of pollination, as well as applied pollination in ...

  • Interchanges of Insects between Agricultural and Surrounding Landscapes

    The rationale for this book is based on an appreciation of the fact that all insects are profoundly influenced by their surroundings. Generally the interactions between insect pests, their host plants, and their natural enemies have been studied within a specific crop. However, agroecosystems are much more than fields in which we grow our ...

  • Mechanisms and Deployment of Resistance in Trees to Insects

    Mechanisms and Deployment of Resistance in Trees to Insects is a worldwide synthesis of tree resistance to insects. The contributions are by senior scientists and represent all the major forested regions of the world. The book constitutes a comprehensive treatment of the state of our knowledge on patterns of resistance by insect guilds and how ...

  • Insect Learning

    Insect Learning is a comprehensive review of a new field. Until recently, insects were viewed as rigidly programmed automatons; now, however, it is recognized that they can learn and that their behavior is plastic. This fundamental change in viewpoint is causing a re-examination of all aspects of the relationship between insects and their ...

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