Insect Movement: Mechanisms and Consequences : Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society's 20th Symposium

Ian Woiwood, D. R. Reynolds, C. D. Thomas
CABI, 2001 - 458 páginas
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Knowledge of insect movement, particularly of flight, is crucial to our understanding of the great ecological and evolutionary success of insects. The last 20 years have seen many advances in this subject area. New fields have arisen, such as metapopulation theory, and dramatic developments have taken place in methods of studying movement, as a result of new techniques in molecular biology and radar monitoring. There have also been advances in our knowledge of flight-related physiology and behaviour. This book, which is based on the main papers presented at the Royal Entomological Society's 20th Symposium held in September 1999, brings us up to date with these developments.It contains chapters on:flight mechanismsforaging movementsmigrationthe evolution of movement strategiesthe interactions between dispersal rates, population structure and gene flow the effects of climate change on geographical distributionIt is essential reading for entomologists, and of interest to those researching animal behaviour, physiology, ecology and genetics.

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The Biomechanics and Functional Diversity of Flight
How Insect Wings Evolved
Physiology and Endocrine Control of Flight
Insect Behaviours Associated with Resource Finding
Host Location by Parasitoids
Observations Using
Significance of Habitat Persistence and Dimensionality in
Predation and the Evolution of Dispersal
a Tale of
Dispersal and Conservation in Heterogeneous Landscapes
Scale Dispersal and Population Structure
Gene Flow
Use of Genetic Diversity in Movement Studies of Flying Insects
Coping with Modern Times? Insect Movement and Climate

The Evolution of Migratory Syndromes in Insects
Orientation Mechanisms and Migration Strategies Within
Characterizing Insect Migration Systems in Inland Australia with
Analysing and Modelling Range Changes in UK Butterflies
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