Insect Behavior : From Mechanisms to Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences, Hardback Book



Insects display a staggering diversity of behaviors.

Studying these systems provides insights into a wide range of ecological, evolutionary, and behavioral questions including the genetics of behavior, phenotypic plasticity, chemical communication, and the evolution of life-history traits.

This accessible text offers a new approach that provides the reader with the necessary theoretical and conceptual foundations, at different hierarchical levels, to understandinsect behavior.

The book is divided into three main sections: mechanisms, ecological and evolutionary consequences, and applied issues.

The final section places the preceding chapters within a framework of current threats to human survival - climate change, disease, and food security - before providingsuggestions and insights as to how we can utilize an understanding of insect behavior to control and/or ameliorate them.

Each chapter provides a concise, authoritative review of the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological foundations of each topic.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: Animal behaviour
  • ISBN: 9780198797500



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