Insect Behavior

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This book offers a comprehensive overview of fundamental concepts of animal behavior as they relate to insects. Considerably updated and expanded, this new edition includes 26 case studies, as well as 45 new color plates and 173 figures (over 40% of them new) with detailed legends that add richness to the well-written, accessible text.



Auteur

Robert W. Matthews is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia. An insect behavior specialist, his scientific publications number over 165 research articles. Janice R. Matthews is a writer and educator with a broad background in the biological sciences. The two scientists have collaborated in entomological field studies in Australia, South and Central America, and the U.S.A. and have co-authored a number of technical and popular articles and books. They have six grown children and a Labradoodle.



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PREFACE. I. THE HISTORY AND SCOPE OF INSECT BEHAVIOR. 1.1.INTRODUCTION. 1. 2. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS. 1. 3. PHYLOGENY'S ROLE. 1.4. QUESTIONS AND PERSPECTIVES. II. PROGRAMMING AND INTEGRATING BEHAVIOR. 2.1. INTRODUCTION. 2.2. NERVE-BASED COORDINATION. 2.3. LIFE IN A STIMULUS-RICH WORLD. 2.4. HORMONE-BASED COORDINATION. III. SPATIAL ADJUSTMENT. 3.1. INTRODUCTION. 3.2. LOCOMOTION. 3.3. ORIENTATION. 3.4. THERMOREGULATION. 3.5. MIGRATION. IV. FORAGING AND FEEDING. 4.1. INTRODUCTION. 4.2. FORAGING STRATEGIES. 4.3. COEVOLUTION AND THE ARMS RACE. 4.4. FEEDING AS A COMMUNAL ACTIVITY. V. DEFENSE: A SURVIVAL CATALOGUE. 5.1. INTRODUCTION. 5.2. DEFENSE MESSAGES. 5.3. PASSIVE MESSAGES. 5.4. ACTIVE MESSAGES. VI. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATION. 6.1. INTRODUCTION. 6.2. MECHANISMS OF CHEMICAL COMMUNICATION. 6.3. THE FUNCTIONS OF CHEMICAL COMMUNICATION. 6.4. THE INFORMATION CONTENT OF PHEROMONES. 6.5. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATION AND INSECT CONTROL. VII. VISUAL COMMUNICATION. 7.1. INTRODUCTION. 7.2. BIOLUMINESCENCE. 7.3. LIGHT RECEPTION. 7.4. FUNCTIONS OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION. VIII. MECHANOCOMMUNICATION. 8.1. INTRODUCTION. 8.2. PRODUCING AND SENDING SIGNALS. 8.3. RECEIVING SIGNALS. 8.4. THE ACOUSTIC CHANNEL. 8.5 . FUNCTIONS OF INSECT COMMUNICATIVE SOUNDS. IX. REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIOR. 9.1. INTRODUCTION. 9.2. COURTSHIP AND MATING. 9.3. COURTSHIP AND CONFLICT. 9.4. MATING SYSTEMS AND PARENTAL INVESTMENT. 9.5. OVIPOSITION BEHAVIOR. X. PARENTAL BEHAVIORS AND SOCIAL LIFE. 10.1. INTRODUCTION. 10.2. SOCIAL ORGANIZATION. 10.3. THE INSECT SOCIAL REGISTER. 10.4. IMPLICATIONS AND CORRELATES OF SOCIAL LIFE. CREDITS. INDEX

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Titre
Insect Behavior
Auteur
EAN
9789048123896
Format
eBook (pdf)
Producteur
Springer Netherlands
Genre
Zoologie
Parution
18.11.2009
Protection contre la copie numérique
Adobe DRM
Taille de fichier
17.2 MB
Nombre de pages
514
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