Insect Behavior: From Mechanisms To Ecological And Evolutionary Consequences.

Insect Behavior: From Mechanisms To Ecological And Evolutionary Consequences

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ISBN details

  • ISBN 10: 0198797516
  • ISBN 13: 9780198797517


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 understand insect 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 providing suggestions 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.

Other Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Language: En
  • Pages: 416
  • Date Published: 2018
  • Authors: Alex Córdoba-Aguilar, Daniel González-Tokman, Isaac González-Santoyo