Insect Behavior: From Mechanisms to Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences

Insect Behavior: From Mechanisms to Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences

By: Alex Cordoba-Aguilar (editor), Daniel Gonzalez-Tokman (editor), Isaac Gonzalez-Santoyo (editor)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Alex Cordoba-Aguilar completed his PhD at Sheffield University and has been a researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico since 2003. Daniel Gonzalez-Tokman did his doctoral studies at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and has been a researcher at the Instituto de Ecologia, A. C. since 2015. Isaac Gonzalez-Santoyo did his doctoral studies at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and has been a lecturer in the same university since 2015.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780198797517
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780198797517
  • weight: 938
  • ISBN10: 0198797516

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