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Aquatic Insects: Challenges to Populations

Series: RES Symposia Series Volume: 24

Edited By: Jill Lancaster and Robert Briers

332 pages, Tabs, figs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Aug 2008 | #173077 | ISBN-13: 9781845933968
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NHBS Price: £99.95 $127/€119 approx

About this book

Insects are a diverse, numerous and important group in aquatic habitats, occupying key functional and ecological roles. This edited volume brings together acknowledged experts in often disparate fields ranging from physiology through ecology to evolution to consider in a unified manner the challenges facing insect populations in aquatic environments and how they have adapted to achieve such prominence in virtually all habitats. It will be of central interest to researchers and students in aquatic insects and general entomology.


"It is...a very valuable source of up-to-date reviews on selected topics highly recommended for advanced students and researchers interested in or working with aquatic insects."--Journal of Basic and Applied Ecology


Contents

* Surviving with drought: ecological consequences and the effects of drought on aquatic insects
* Saline-water insects: ecology, physiology and evolution
* Aquatic insect adaptations to winter cold and ice
* The effect of flood disturbance on invertebrate populations and communities
* Life-history and behavioural adaptation to disturbance
* Life history tradeoffs and time constraints in temporary habitats
* Scale dependence of population responses to spatial environmental variability
* Structure of stream invertebrate populationl ife-history stages What is the spatials?
* Dispersal behaviour at different invertebrates
* Cannibalism and population regulation in dragonfly larvae systems
* Ecological and evolutionary physiology of flight in aquatic insects
* Insects movement and dispersion within streams
* Habitat constraints and the generation of diversity in freshwater invertebrates
* Oviposition habitat selection in aquatic habitats
* Polarization vision in aquatic insects and polarized ecological traps

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