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PDF | On Mar 7, , Cherukuri Sreenivasa Rao and others published Insect Ecology and Integrated Pest Management (Ento) - Notes. Insect Ecology - 4th Edition - ISBN: , View on ScienceDirect. Insect Ecology DRM-free (EPub, PDF, Mobi). × DRM-Free. Ecosystem Approach To Insect Ecology. V. Scope of This Book. SECTION I. ECoLogy of InDIvIDUAL InSECTS. 2 Responses to Abiotic Conditions.
Personal information is secured with SSL technology. Free Shipping No minimum order. Description Insect Ecology: An Ecosystem Approach, Fourth Edition, follows a hierarchical organization that begins with relatively easy-to-understand chapters on adaptive responses of insect populations to various environmental changes, disturbances, and anthropogenic activities, how insects find food and habitat resources, and how insects allocate available energy and nutrients. Chapters build on fundamental information to show how insect populations respond to changing environmental conditions, including spatial and temporal distribution of food and habitat. The next section integrates populations of interacting species within communities and how these interactions determine structure of communities over time and space. Other works in insect ecology stop there, essentially limiting presentation of insect ecology to evolutionary responses of insects to their environment, including the activities of other species. The unique aspect of this book is its four chapters on ecosystem structure and function, and how herbivores, pollinators, seed predators, and detritivores drive ecosystem dynamics and contribute to ecosystem stability.
Management of household pests, vectors of human diseases and pests of cattle and poultry. Insect ecology — definition — balance of life in nature — reproductive potential and environmental resistance. Population dynamics — role of biotic factors — competition — parasitoids and predatots. Life table — Interspecific and intraspecific relationship. Abiotic factors — physical, nutritional and host plant associated factors on insect population.
Bioresources in ecosystems. Pests — definition, categories and causes for outbreak of pests. Losses caused by pests. Pest monitoring — pest surveillance and forecasting — objectives, survey, sampling techniques and decision making. Pest Management — definition — need — objectives, requirements for successful pest management programme.
Components of pest management. Cultural methods — definition — characteristics, requisites — farm level practices and community level practices, advantages and disadvantages. Physical methods — definition — use of heat, moisture, light, lectromagnetic energy and sound energy — Mechanical methods — definition — mechanical destruction and exclusion — merits and demerits.
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Institutional Subscription. Free Shipping Free global shipping No minimum order. Provides the most advanced synthesis of insect ecology, with updated material throughout and new chapters Presents the roles of insects in delivery of ecosystem services and applications to pest management and conservation Features full coverage of ecosystem structure and function balanced with essential background on evolutionary aspects Includes case studies highlighting practical and theoretical applications for topics covered in each chapter.
Chapter 1: Overview Abstract 1. Scope of insect ecology 2.
Ecosystem ecology 3. Environmental change and disturbance 4. Ecosystem approach to insect ecology 5. Scope of this book Section I: Ecology of individual insects Introduction Chapter 2: Resource Acquisition Abstract 1. Introduction 2. Resource quality 3. Resource acceptability 4. Resource availability 5. Summary Chapter 4: Resource Allocation Abstract 1. Resource budget 3. Allocation of assimilated resources 4. Efficiency of resource use 5. Summary Section II: Population ecology Introduction Chapter 5: Population Systems Abstract 1.
Population structure 3. Population Processes 4. Life history characteristics 5. Parameter estimation 6. Summary Chapter 6: Population Dynamics Abstract 1. Population fluctuation 3. Factors affecting population size 4. Models of population change 5. Summary Chapter 7: Biogeography Abstract 1. Geographic distribution 3.