Seasonal Adaptations of Insects

Seasonal Adaptations of Insects

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This balanced comprehensive account traces the alterations in body form undergone by insects as they adapt to seasonal change, exploring both theoretical aspects and practical issues. Topics explored include natural history, genetics, evolution, and management of insect adaptations.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 156 x 240.8 x 32.3mm | 866.38g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figures, tables
  • 0195036352
  • 9780195036350
  • 2,000,522

Review quote

'The book is easy to read and to use for a reference...three excellent indices. The definitions are well conceived and are stated in clear English...This volume is absolutely packed with information.' BioScience 'A valuable addition for college libraries.' Choice 'No summarizing work comparable to the author's present book has so far been published in the world of literature.' Journal of Applied Entomology 'Makes available a vast and esoteric literature to researchers, especially students, who are seeking interesting questions to investigate...a gold mine of research opportunities.' Science 'The authors...have effectively synthesized reams of data dealing with seasonal adaptations of insects, and have made many valuable suggestions for future research. This scholarly and well-indexed book should provide an important resource for many years.' Quarterly Review of Biology 'A valuable addition to existing volumes in behaviour ecology and physiological ecology...The book is easy to read and to use for a reference, because of the many sections and subsections and because of three excellent indices. The definitions are well conceived and are stated in clear English...This volume is absolutely packed with information.' BioScience (November 1987)show more

Table of contents

Introduction; Insect adaptation to environmental changes; The course of diapause; The diapause syndrome; Environmental regulation of seasonal cycles; Seasonal adaptations - special cases; Variability and genetics of seasonal adaptations; Evolution of seasonal cycles; Seasonality, life-history evolution, and speciation; Seasonality and insect pest management.show more