Pattern and Process in Host-Parasitoid Interactions
By (author) Bradford A. Hawkins
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Pattern and Process in Host-Parasitoid Interactions by Bradford A. Hawkins
Book DescriptionHow is the staggering biodiversity of the parasitoid insects maintained? This book, first published in 1994, explores patterns in host-parasitoid interactions, including parasitoid community richness, the importance of parasitoids as mortality factors, and their impact on host densities as determined by the outcomes of parasitoid introductions for biological control. It documents general patterns using data sets generated from the global literature and evaluates potential underlying biological, ecological and evolutionary mechanisms. A theme running throughout the book is the importance of host refuges as a major constraint on host-parasitoid interactions. Much can be learnt from the analysis of broad patterns; a few simple rules can go a long way in explaining the major components of these interactions. This book will be an invaluable resource for researchers interested in community ecology, population biology, entomology and biological control.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521019446
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bradford A. Hawkins
Theoretical Approaches to Biological Control, Paperback (October 2008)
A balanced guide to the theoretical issues that need to be considered in applying biological control.
Multitrophic Level Interactions, Paperback (October 2008)
This book explores the complex interactions between plants, their herbivores and natural enemies.
Parasitoid Community Ecology, Hardback (November 1994)
Insect parasitoids parasitize the various life stages of other insects. This book deals with the ecological aspects of parasitoid biology. With thematic treatment and specific examples, researchers review and evaluate our understanding of parasitoid assemblages and community structure.
Pattern and Process in Host-Parasitoid Interactions, Hardback (July 1994)» View all books by Bradford A. Hawkins
This book, first published in 1994, examines patterns in global parasitoid species diversity.
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