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Insect Ecology

By: Peter W Price

874 pages, Figs, tabs, maps, graphs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Aug 1997 | Edition: 3 | #71013 | ISBN: 0471161845
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With precision and breadth, this magnificent reference describes the interactions and dynamics of the world's richest group of species.


Partial table of contents:; Importance of Insect Ecology.; Major Components and Processes in Ecosystems.; Development of Theory in Insect Ecology.; TROPHIC RELATIONSHIPS.; Plant and Insect Herbivore Relationships.; Interactions Between Prey and Predator.; Parasite and Prey Population Dynamics.; Mutualistic Associations.; Pollination Ecology.; POPULATIONS.; Life Histories and Reproductive Strategies.; Ecological Genetics.; Population Dynamics: Synthesis.; COMMUNITIES AND DISTRIBUTIONS.; Intraspecific and Interspecific Competition.; Diversity and Stability.; References.; Indexes.

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PETER W. PRICE is Regents Professor at Northern Arizona University. He holds degrees in forestry, forest entomology, and ecology and evolutionary biology, with his PhD earned at Cornell University. Dr. Price is author of Evolutionary Biology of Parasites and Biological Evolution, and coedited Evolutionary Strategies of Parasitic Insects and Mites; A New Ecology (Wiley); and Plant--Animal Interactions (Wiley). He has been recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, and a Founders' Memorial Lecturer Award from the Entomological Society of America.

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