Sawfly Life History Adaptions to Woody Plants

Sawfly Life History Adaptions to Woody Plants

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An international group of scholars, including ecologists, entomologists and foresters, have united to explore the life history traits of the Symphyta, or sawflies. Such traits are key factors rendering sawflies major pests of woody plants. The contributors to this volume provide a comprehensive treatment of these pests, their life history characteristics and evolutionary innovations for living on woody plants, and the interactions between pests and woody hosts. As an example of how intimate co-evolutionary patterns may be played out, the sawfly/woody plant relationship may be particularly interesting to forest biologists as well as evolutionary biologists and ecologists.
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  • Hardback | 564 pages
  • 165.1 x 241.3 x 31.75mm | 975.22g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • references
  • 0127300309
  • 9780127300306

Table of contents

Part 1 Systematics, Life history, and Diversity: D.R. Smith, Systematics, Life History, and Distribution of Sawflies. G. Knerer, Life History Diversity in Sawflies. T.P. Craig and S. Mopper, Sex Ratio Variation in Sawflies. W. Heitland and H. Pschorn-Watcher, Feeding Strategies of Sawflies. 0. Anderbrant, Pheromone Biology of Sawflies. Part 2 Adaptations to Host Plants: D.G. McCullough and M.R. Wagner, Defusing Host Defenses: Ovipositional Adaptations of Sawflies to Plant Resins. C Gei, J.P. Allais, and M.A. Auger, Effects of Plant Chemistry and Phenology on Sawfly Behaviour and Development. S.C. Krause, K.E Raffa, and M.R. Wagner, Tree Response to Stress: A Role in Sawfly Outbreaks. P. W. Price and H. Roininen, The Adaptive Radiation Gall Induction. Part 3 Adaptations to Natural Enemies: S.G. Codella, Jr. and K.F. Raffa, Defence Strategies of Folivorous Sawflies. K. Clancy, Adaptations of Galling Sawflies to Natural Enemies. Part 4 Implications of Sawfly Adaptations to Population Dynamics: J.D. McMillan and M.R. Wagner, Influence of Stand Characteristics and Site Quality on Sawfly Population Dynamics. Part 5 Implications of Sawfly Adaptations to Population Dynamics: K.D. Floate and R. De Clerck-Floate, The Role of Plant Development and Architecture in Regulating Sawfly Populations. P. Neimeld and J. Tuomi, Sawflies and Inducible Resistance of Woody Plants. A.A. Sharov, Biology and Population Dynamics of the Common Pine Sawfly Diprion pini in Russia. K. Saikkonen and S. Neuvonen, European Pine Sawfly and Microbial Interactions Mediated by the Host Plant. Part 6 Life History Traits and Population Patterns: S. Larsson, C. Bjerkman, N.A.C Kidd, Outbreaks in Diprionid Sawflies: Why Some Species and Not Others? J. Macdonald and C.P. Ohmart, Life History Strategies of Australian Pergid Sawflies and Their Interactions With Host Plants. R.A. Haack and W.J Mattson, Life History Patterns of North American Tree-Feeding Sawflies. K.F. Raffa and M.R. Wagner, Implications of Sawfly Host Plant- and Natural Enemy-Interactions to Herbivore Insect Ecology.
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