Insect Evolutionary Ecology: Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society's 22nd Symposium

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Insects provide excellent model systems for understanding evolutionary ecology. They are abundant, small and relatively easy to rear, and these traits facilitate both field and laboratory experiments. This book has been developed from the Royal Entomological Society's 22nd International Symposium, held in Reading in 2003. Topics include speciation and adaptation; life history, phenotype plasticity and genetics; sexual selection and reproductive biology; insect-plant interactions; insect-natural enemy interactions and social insects.


Do Insect Sexual Ornaments Demonstrate Heightened Condition-Dependance? S Cotton, and A Pomiankowski, University College London, UK; Sperm Competition in Butterflies and Moths, N Wedell, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK; Alternative Mating Tactics and Fatal Fighting in Male Fig Wasps, J M Cook, Imperial College London, UK; Seasonal Plasticity, Host Plants, and the Origin of Butterfly Biodiversity, S Nylin, K Gotthard and G H Nygren, Stockholm University, Sweden; Life Histories and Parasite Pressure Across the Major Groups of Social Insects, J J Boosma, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, P Schmid-Hempel, ETH Zurich, Switzerland and W O H Hughes, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Cascading Effects of Plant Genetic Variation on Herbivore Communities, R S Fritz, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York USA and C G Hochwender, University of Evansville, Indiana, USA; The Role of Insect Reproduction in the Diversification of Insect Reproductive Processes, G DD Hurst, University College London, UK, K M Webberley and R Knell, University of London, UK; The Evolution of Imperfect Mimicry, F Gilbert, Nottingham University, UK; Evolutionary Ecology of Insect Host-Parasite Interactions: and Ecological Immunology Perspective, K Wilson, Lancaster University, UK; Adaptive Plasticity in Response to Predators in Dragonfly Larvae and Other Aquatic Insects, F Johansson, Umea University, Sweden and R Stoks, University of Leuven, Belgium; The Peppered Moth: Decline of a Darwinian Disciple, M E N Majerus, University of Cambridge, UK; Insecticide Resistance in the Mosquito Culex Pipiens: Towards an Understanding of the Evolution of Ace Genes, M Weill, P Labbe, O Duron, N Pasteur, M Raymond, Universite Montpellier II, France, P Fort, CNRS, Montpellier, France; Molecular and Ecological Differentiation of Species Interactions Across Large Geographic Regions: California and the Pacific Northwest, J N Thompson, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA and R Calsbeek, University of California, Los Angeles, USA; The Genetic Basis of Speciation in a Grasshopper Hybrid Zone, D M Shuker, University of Edinburgh, UK, T M King, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, J L Bella, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain and R K Butlin, University of Sheffield, UK; Assortative Mating and Speciation as Pleiotropic Effects of Ecological Adaptation: Examples in Moths and Butterflies, C D Jiggins, University of Edinburgh, UK, I Emelianov, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, and J Mallet, University College London, UK; Evolutionary Changes In Expanding Butterfly Populations, J K Hill, C Dytham and C L Hughes, University of York, UK; Specialisations and Host Associations of Social Parasites of Ants, J A Thomas, K Schonrogge and G W Elmes, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorset, UK


Edited by M Fellowes, University of Reading; G Holloway, University of Reading; J Rolff, University of Sheffield, UK


"Not every wide ranging book is interesting enough to be read in its entirety by a person generally interested in evolutionary biology, but this one is."
EAN: 9780851998121
ISBN: 0851998127
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAB INTL
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2005
Seitenanzahl: 539 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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