Behavioural Ecology of Insect Parasitoids: From theoretical by Eric Wajnberg, Carlos Bernstein, Jacques van Alphen

By Eric Wajnberg, Carlos Bernstein, Jacques van Alphen

Written via a crew of prime foreign experts, Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids examines the optimum behaviors that parasitoids show so that it will maximize long-term offspring creation. it really is a vital reference for learn scientists and scholars learning those attention-grabbing bugs or for somebody excited by utilizing parasitoids in organic regulate courses. studies topical matters, together with innovative examine on parasitoid determination making and the results for organic controlExplores purposes in different fields, presents info at the newest study equipment, and comprises valuable case reviews and statistical toolsCreates a deeper knowing of the hyperlink among behavioural suggestions and host mortality, leading to extra effective selective pest administration programs“Overall, this can be a attention-grabbing quantity that offers an important contribution to the literature on parasitoid bugs. It is going a ways towards supplying insights into a number of elements of parasitoid habit and should stimulate a variety of destiny initiatives, whatever that are meant to be the aim of such a 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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