Insects, Science & Society  - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125565509, 9780323156486

Insects, Science & Society

1st Edition

Editors: David Pimentel
eBook ISBN: 9780323156486
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1975
Page Count: 312
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Insects, Science, & Society documents the proceedings of a symposium of the same name celebrating the centennial of entomology at Cornell University. The symposium and the resulting book brought together some of the world's leading entomologists, who discussed recent advances in their diverse specialties. In commemorating the hundred years of entomology, the symposium also honors the founder of the department at Cornell, John Henry Comstock, whose investigations encompassed not only many aspects of entomology—insect taxonomy, morphology, and ecology—but also focused on practical problems of pest control.
Starting with a discussion that provides a broad perspective of the interrelationship of insects, science, and society, the remainder of the book presents the contributions made by researchers at the symposium. These contributions are organized into five parts. Part I discusses aspects of the social implications of insects. Part II deals with communication among insects. Part III examines other interactions among insects and between insects and plants. Part IV covers insect population dynamics. Part V deals with insect pest management.

Table of Contents



Centennial of Entomology



The Comstock Heritage


I. Insects and Their Social Implications

Insects and Human Welfare

The Evolutionary Significance of the Social Insects

II. Communications Among Insects

Natural Selection and Specialized Chorusing Behavior in Acoustical Insects

Insect Communication—Chemical

III. Patterns and Processes in Insect Interactions

Insect Dispersal

Utilization of Insect-Plant Interactions in Pest Control

IV. Insect Population Dynamics

The Dynamics of Insect Populations

Parasites, Predators, and Population Dynamics

V. Insect-Pest Management

Pest Management: Organization and Resources for Implementation

Pest Management: Concept to Practice

Subject Index


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