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By Eric Wajnberg, Carlos Bernstein, Jacques van Alphen

Written via a group of best foreign experts, Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids examines the optimum behaviors that parasitoids express with a purpose to maximize long-term offspring creation. it truly is a vital reference for learn scientists and scholars learning those interesting bugs or for somebody interested by utilizing parasitoids in organic regulate courses.

  • Reviews topical matters, together with leading edge learn on parasitoid determination making and the consequences for organic control
  • Explores purposes in different fields, presents info at the most recent learn equipment, and contains useful case experiences and statistical tools
  • Creates a deeper realizing of the hyperlink among behavioural thoughts and host mortality, leading to extra effective selective pest administration courses

“Overall, it is a attention-grabbing quantity that gives an important contribution to the literature on parasitoid bugs. It is going far towards delivering insights into quite a few elements of parasitoid habit and may stimulate a variety of destiny initiatives, whatever that are meant to be the objective of this sort of textual content. I hugely suggest Wajnberg et al. for all of these engaged on the biology or evolution of parasitoids.” Palaios 2009Content:
Chapter 1 optimum Foraging habit and effective organic keep watch over tools (pages 1–30): Nick J. generators and Eric Wajnberg
Chapter 2 Parasitoid health: From an easy notion to an difficult proposal (pages 31–50): Minus van Baalen and Lia Hemerik
Chapter three Parasitoid Foraging and Oviposition habit within the box (pages 52–70): George E. Heimpel and Jerome Casas
Chapter four habit impacts no matter if Intra?Guild Predation Disrupts Herbivore Suppression through Parasitoids (pages 71–91): William E. Snyder and Anthony R. Ives
Chapter five Chemical and Behavioral Ecology in Insect Parasitoids: how one can Behave Optimally in a fancy Odorous surroundings (pages 92–112): Monika Hilker and Jeremy McNeil
Chapter 6 Parasitoid and Host dietary body structure in Behavioral Ecology (pages 113–128): Michael R. Strand and Jerome Casas
Chapter 7 Food?Searching in Parasitoids: The limitation of selecting among ‘Immediate’ or destiny health earnings (pages 129–171): Carlos Bernstein and Mark Jervis
Chapter eight info Acquisition, details Processing, and Patch Time Allocation in Insect Parasitoids (pages 172–192): Jacques J.M. van Alphen and Carlos Bernstein
Chapter nine pageant and uneven Wars of Attrition in Insect Parasitoids (pages 193–211): Patsy Haccou and Jacques J.M. van Alphen
Chapter 10 possibility evaluate and Host Exploitation techniques in Insect Parasitoids (pages 211–227): Luc?Alain Giraldeau and man Boivin
Chapter eleven Multitrophic Interactions and Parasitoid Behavioral Ecology (pages 229–252): Louise E.M. Vet and H. Charles J. Godfray
Chapter 12 Parasitoid intercourse Ratios and organic keep watch over (pages 253–291): Paul J. Ode and Ian C.W. Hardy
Chapter thirteen Linking Foraging and Dynamics (pages 292–314): Michael B. Bonsall and Carlos Bernstein
Chapter 14 Linking Behavioral Ecology to the research of Host Resistance and Parasitoid Counter?Resistance (pages 315–334): Alex R. Kraaijeveld and H. Charles J. Godfray
Chapter 15 State?Dependent difficulties for Parasitoids: Case experiences and options (pages 335–356): Bernard Roitberg and Pierre Bernhard
Chapter sixteen A Bayesian method of optimum Foraging in Parasitoids (pages 357–383): Jean?Sebastien Pierre and Richard F. Green
Chapter 17 discovering optimum Behaviors with Genetic Algorithms (pages 384–401): Thomas S. Hoffmeister and Eric Wajnberg
Chapter 18 Statistical instruments for reading information on Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids (pages 402–429): Eric Wajnberg and Patsy Haccou

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