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Forests and Insects

Series: RES Symposia Series Volume: 18

Edited By: Allan D Watt, Nigel E Stork and Mark D Hunter

406 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #56935 | ISBN: 0412791102
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Provides a broad ranging review that covers the most critical issues concerning insects in forest ecosystems, both tropical and temperate, such as the long-term population dynamics of forest pests, the evolution of forest pest problems, pollution and climate change, insect diversity in forests, and the way that natural and human disturbance affects this, and insect conservation.

'The book is a very useful source of research information, and provides a good selection of relevant topics in the area of forest entomology ... The book should be present in all entomological research libraries.' European Journal of Entomology, 96 (2000)


Part 1 Colonization of trees by insects: adaptations of phytophagous insects to life on trees, with particular reference to aphids, A.F.G. Dixon; host specificity in forest insects, Simon M. Fraser. Part 2 Temporal and spatial population ecology: population dynamics of forest insects - are they governed by single or multiple factors?, T. Royama; the impact of parasitoids and predators on forest insect populations, Neil A.C. Kidd and Mark A. Jervis; herbivore-induced responses in trees - internal versus external explanations, Erkki Haukioja and Tuija Honkanen; incorporating variation in plant chemistry into a spatially explict ecology of phytophagous insects, Mark D. Hunter; forest structure and the spatial pattern of parasitoid attack, Jens Roland, Phil Taylor and Barry Cooke. Part 3 Insects in forest ecosystems: termites as a mediator of carbon fluxes in tropical forest - budgets for carbon dioxide and methane emissions, David E. Bignell, Paul Eggleton, Lena Nunes and Katherine L. Thomas; herbivory in forests - from centimetres to megametres, Margaret D. Lowman. Part 4 Forest pests: comparative analysis of patterns of invasion and spread of related lymantriids, Pedro Barbosa and Paul W. Schaefer; threats to forestry by insect pests in Europe, Keith R. Day and Simon R. Leather; forest pests in the tropics - current status and future threats, Martin R. Speight; the impacts of climate change and pollution on forests pests, Maureen Doherty, David T. Salt and Jarmo K. Holopainen. Part 5 Insect diversity: patterns of use of large moth caterpillars (Lepidoptera - Saturniidae and Sphingidae) by ichneumoid parasitoids (Hymenoptera) in Costa Rican dry forest, Daniel H. Janzen and Ian D. Gauld; impact of forest loss and regeneration on insect abundance and diversity, Allan D. Watt et al; beetle abundance and diversity in a boreal mixed wood forest, John R. Spence, Dave W. Langor, H.E. James Hammond and G.R. Pohl; an overview of invertebrate responses to forest fragmentation, Raphael K. Didham; impact of forest and woodland structure on insect abundance and diversity, Peter Dennis; "Ficus" - a resource for arthropods in the tropics with particular reference to New Guinea, Yves Bassett, Vojtech Novotny and George Weiblen. Part 6 Insect conservation: arthropods of coastal old-growth Sitka spruce forests - conservation of biodiversity with special reference to the Staphylinidae, Neville N. Winchester; conservation corridors and rain forest insects, Christopher J. Hill; insect conservation, Thomas E. Lovejoy and Nathaniel Erwin.

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