Behavioural 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 crew of top foreign experts, Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids examines the optimum behaviors that parasitoids express as a way to maximize long-term offspring creation. it's a vital reference for study scientists and scholars learning those attention-grabbing bugs or for somebody thinking about utilizing parasitoids in organic keep an eye on courses. studies topical concerns, together with innovative learn on parasitoid choice making and the results for organic controlExplores purposes in different fields, offers info at the newest learn equipment, and comprises priceless case reviews and statistical toolsCreates a deeper realizing of the hyperlink among behavioural techniques and host mortality, leading to extra effective selective pest administration programs“Overall, it is a attention-grabbing quantity that gives an important contribution to the literature on parasitoid bugs. It is going some distance towards delivering insights into various points of parasitoid habit and should stimulate a variety of destiny tasks, anything that are supposed to be the target of the sort of textual content. I hugely suggest Wajnberg et al. for all of these engaged on the biology or evolution of parasitoids.” Palaios 2009

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Qxd 03/09/2007 04:05PM Page 20 20 N . J . MILLS AND É . WAJNBERG Both lifetime area searched and fecundity enhanced by subsidy 5000 Neither lifetime area searched nor fecundity enhanced by subsidy Host equilibrium density 4000 Lifetime fecundity but not area searched enhanced by subsidy 3000 2000 Lifetime area searched but not fecundity enhanced by subsidy 1000 0 0 5 10 15 20 25 Parasitoid longevity Fig. 4 The potential influence of nectar subsidies on the ability of a parasitoid to reduce the equilibrium density of a host population based on an extended Lotka–Volterra model in relation to parasitoid longevity (adapted from Kean et al.

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