Insect Behavior : From Mechanisms to Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences Hardback
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
- Publication Date: 09/08/2018
- Category: Animal behaviour
- ISBN: 9780198797500