Insect ecology [electronic resource] : an ecosystem approach / Timothy D. Schowalter.

By: Schowalter, Timothy Duane, 1952- [Author]Contributor(s): EBSCOhost (online database)Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publication details: Amsterdam : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2016Edition: 4th edDescription: 1 online resource (xii, 762 p.) : ill., charts, col. photosISBN: 9780128030332; 9780128030370 (eBook)Subject(s): Insects | Insects -- Ecology | Insects -- Behaviour | Perrotis College -- Master of science degreeGenre/Form: Electronic books DDC classification: EBK 595.717 Online resources: EBSCOhost - Full text online Connect to eBook Summary: This book follows a hierarchical organization that begins with relatively easy-to-understand chapters on adaptive responses of insect populations to various environmental changes, disturbances, and anthropogenic activities, how insects find food and habitat resources, and how insects allocate available energy and nutrients. Each chapter successively builds on fundamental information provided in previous sections. Early chapters show how insect populations respond to changing environmental conditions, including spatial and temporal distribution of food and habitat. The next section integrates populations of interacting species within communities and how these interactions determine structure of communities over time and space. Other works in insect ecology stop there, essentially limiting presentation of insect ecology to evolutionary responses of insects to their environment, including the activities of other species. However, this volume is unique in presenting four chapters on ecosystem structure and function, and how herbivores, pollinators, seed predators, and detritivores drive ecosystem dynamics and contribute to ecosystem stability.
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Κεντρική Βιβλιοθήκη της Αμερικανικής Γεωργικής Σχολής και του Κολεγίου Περρωτής.

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Κεντρική Βιβλιοθήκη της Αμερικανικής Γεωργικής Σχολής και του Κολεγίου Περρωτής.

Perrotis College - Master degree EBK 595.717 Sch (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available Access only through the library network. || Graduate (Ecologically-based Pest & Disease Management - level 7) -- Recommended 11000136
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Includes author, taxonomic, and subject indices.

Bibliography : p. 609-702.

This book follows a hierarchical organization that begins with relatively easy-to-understand chapters on adaptive responses of insect populations to various environmental changes, disturbances, and anthropogenic activities, how insects find food and habitat resources, and how insects allocate available energy and nutrients. Each chapter successively builds on fundamental information provided in previous sections. Early chapters show how insect populations respond to changing environmental conditions, including spatial and temporal distribution of food and habitat. The next section integrates populations of interacting species within communities and how these interactions determine structure of communities over time and space. Other works in insect ecology stop there, essentially limiting presentation of insect ecology to evolutionary responses of insects to their environment, including the activities of other species. However, this volume is unique in presenting four chapters on ecosystem structure and function, and how herbivores, pollinators, seed predators, and detritivores drive ecosystem dynamics and contribute to ecosystem stability.

For professionals and students who wish to go beyond traditional insect ecology and understand how insect responses to environment changes can dramatically alter their environment.

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