This comprehenisive text approaches the subject from an ecological/evolutionary biological perspective. The assumption is that one cannot study forest insects without understanding the dynamics of the relationship between an insect and its host plant. This relationship includes knowing what factors control forest insect populations such as food, food quality, tree vigor, host selection, and symbiotic relationships. The authors also discuss tree-injuring insects from the perspective of their influence on tree physiology and growth as well as economic and commercial effects. The book represents a "modern" approach to the topic of forest and shade tree insects; is well-illustrated; and includes a comprehensive primary reference list.
Students, professors, and professionals in entomology, forestry, arboriculture, and ecology/evolutionary biology.
Insect-Tree Interactions. Introduction to Forest and Shade Tree Entomology. The Influence of Food on Dendrophagous Insects. Tree Vigor and Insect Herbivores. Host Selection by Forest and Shade Tree Insects. Symbiotic Associations of Forest Insects, Microorganisms, and Trees. Oleoresins in Conifers: Their Nature and Function. Forest and Shade Tree Insects: Their Impact on Trees. Defoliation Insects. Insects with Piercing-Sucking Mouthparts on Trees. Phloem and Wood-Boring Insects. Gall-Forming Insects. Insects Attacking Buds, Shoots, and Roots. Insects Attacking Seeds and Cones. Ecology of Forest and Shade Tree Insects. Forest Insect Communities. Physical Factors and Forest Environments. Population Growth and Outbreaks. Control of Forest and Shade Tree Insects. Forest and Shade Tree Insect Pest Management. Survey, Detection, and Evaluation of Insect, Pests. Biological Control of Forest Insects. Insecticides and Chemical Control. Direct Control of Forest Insects. Silvicultural Control of Forest Insects. Index.
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- © Academic Press 1989
- 28th May 1989
- Academic Press
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