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Evolution of Insect Pests: Patterns of Variation

Edited By: Ke Chung Kim and BA McPheron

480 pages, Figures

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #24407 | ISBN: 0471600776
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Reflects on insect pests' evolution by evaluating existing theories, documenting case studies of diverse pest species and presenting new concepts regarding the problem of variation and implications for pest management strategies.


Partial table of contents: GENETIC VARIATION AND EVOLUTION. Insect Pests and Evolution (K. Kim). The Spatial Scale of Genetic Variation in Insect Populations (F. Gould). THE NATURE OF GENETIC VARIATION. Habitat--Related Variation and Evolution by Sexual Selection (K. Kaneshiro). Adaptation to Spatial Variation in Habitat: Spatial Effects in Agroecosystems (D. Margolies). ECOLOGY OF INVADING POPULATIONS. Habitat Factors in New Pest Invasions (D. Pimentel). The Evolution of Habitat Preference: Avoidance and Adaptation (M. Rausher). THE PATTERNS OF VARIATION: CASE STUDIES. Diversity and Variation of European Corn Borer Populations (W. Showers). The Role of Demic Adaptation in Colonization and Spread of Scale Insect Populations (L. Hanks & R. Denno). FUTURE PERSPECTIVES. Impact of Intraspecific Variation on Integrated Pest Management (G. Kennedy). Biology of Variations: Epilogue (K. Kim & B. McPheron). Index.

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