Insect Migration: Tracking Resources through Space and Time (Hardback)
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Insect Migration: Tracking Resources through Space and Time (Hardback)

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Hardback 500 Pages / Published: 14/09/1995
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Migration is a key process in the population dynamics of many insects, including some of the most damaging pests. Multidisciplinary research into the importance of migration, in recent decades, has produced many new insights. This book reviews current understanding of the ecological, behavioural, physiological and genetic bases of insect migration. The first part describes migration systems in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and America, with an emphasis on the role of regional weather and climate. The second part considers insects adaptation to migration; it covers: aerodynamics and energetics; the integration of migration in insect life cycles; environmental and genetic regulation of migratory potential; and the evolutionary implications of habitat heterogeneity and variability. The book then addresses the application of this knowledge to operational pest forecasting.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521440004
Number of pages: 500
Weight: 870 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... this will be a most useful contribution to the study of migration; it is really helpful to have a number of papers containing important, and in some cases new, data to be bound together in a manageable volume which will be invaluable to researchers in the future.' D. J. L. Agassiz, Bulletin of Entomological Research
'It confers a much broader debate than a usual proceedings volume and the final overview provides a holistic model of migration which may well form a springboard for future developments in the field.' Jim Hardie, Antenna
'There is a lot of useful theory expounded here ... a very rewarding book, ideal as a reference to new developments.' John Feltwell, Biologist
'... well written and very informative.' A. van Huis, Endeavour
'... a very well constructed book based on the knowledge of a great number of well-known contributors. It can be recommended as an excellent guide to all who need updated information in insect migration.' Kari Tiilikkala, Integrated Pest Management Reviews
'The strength of this book lies in its bringing together information on several long-distance insect migrants, and offering a vivid view of the integration between large-scale weather processes and migration ... a nice example of large-scale ecology.' Dr. C. Solbreck, Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata
' ... there is a mine of information in this text, both in the methods of study of large scale migration, the linking of migration to resource predictability, seasonal climates and large scale weather systems and the theoretical underpinning.' Journal of Insect Conservation
"This text is a compendium of information about the ecological, behavioral, physiological and genetic basis of insect migration...thoroughly referenced." Biosis
"Anyone engaged or contemplating studies in insect migration will do well to read and absorb this volume...the book is a mine of information...It deserves to be widely consulted." John Edwards, Quarterly Review of Biology
"...provides a modern synthesis with emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach....An acquisition for research collections in entomology and zoology at the graduate and professinal levels." Choice
"...likely to interest experts in aerodynamics, agriculture, animal behavior, biogeography, climatology, ecology, entomology, forestry, genetics, meteorology, physiology, and many other disciplines....Insect Migration is logically organized, well written, and contains generally clear illustrations, informative tables, and a good index....an important book that relates the current state of our knowledge in a rapidly developing field of research." David L. Gibo, Ecology
"The volume is well produced, and provides a copiously referenced portrait of the state of the science and technology of insect migration in the mid-90's. Iit deserves to be widely consulted." John Edwards, The Quarterly Review of Biology

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