Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids: From Theoretical by Eric Wajnberg, Carlos Bernstein, Jacques van Alphen

By Eric Wajnberg, Carlos Bernstein, Jacques van Alphen

Written by way of a staff of best foreign experts, Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids examines the optimum behaviors that parasitoids show with the intention to maximize long-term offspring construction. it's a necessary reference for study scientists and scholars learning those attention-grabbing bugs or for a person all in favour of utilizing parasitoids in organic keep an eye on courses.

  • Reviews topical matters, together with innovative learn on parasitoid determination making and the consequences for organic control
  • Explores purposes in different fields, offers details at the most modern learn tools, and comprises useful case experiences and statistical tools
  • Creates a deeper knowing of the hyperlink among behavioural innovations and host mortality, leading to extra effective selective pest administration courses

“Overall, this can be a attention-grabbing quantity that gives an important contribution to the literature on parasitoid bugs. It is going a ways towards supplying insights into a number of facets of parasitoid habit and may stimulate a variety of destiny tasks, whatever that are supposed to be the aim of one of these 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 proposal to an tricky thought (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 affects even if Intra?Guild Predation Disrupts Herbivore Suppression by means of Parasitoids (pages 71–91): William E. Snyder and Anthony R. Ives
Chapter five Chemical and Behavioral Ecology in Insect Parasitoids: tips on how to 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 difficulty of selecting among ‘Immediate’ or destiny health profits (pages 129–171): Carlos Bernstein and Mark Jervis
Chapter eight details Acquisition, details Processing, and Patch Time Allocation in Insect Parasitoids (pages 172–192): Jacques J.M. van Alphen and Carlos Bernstein
Chapter nine festival and uneven Wars of Attrition in Insect Parasitoids (pages 193–211): Patsy Haccou and Jacques J.M. van Alphen
Chapter 10 chance evaluate and Host Exploitation ideas 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 examine 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 reports 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 examining information on Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids (pages 402–429): Eric Wajnberg and Patsy Haccou

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In this way, optimal foraging runs counter to the goal of inundative biological control. Although patch residence times might be increased through use of natural flightless mutants, such as known for the coccinellid Harmonia axyridis (Tourniaire et al. 2000), a more widely applicable approach is through use of behavior-modifying infochemicals. It is well known that parasitoids are responsive to infochemical cues and that learning of such cues plays an important role in parasitoid foraging (Vet et al.

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