Social Insect Populations - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483232690, 9781483266374

Social Insect Populations

1st Edition

Authors: M. V. Brian
eBook ISBN: 9781483266374
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 144
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Social Insect Populations focuses on observations on the populations of social insects, including egg production, nesting characteristics, and food collection. The book first underscores the evolution of social life and organization and control of social insect populations. The text also ponders on the numbers and density of social insect populations, as well as methods of estimation, numbers in colonies, and density and biomass. Egg production, stationary populations, nest size, productivity, and survival are discussed. The manuscript discusses reproduction and brood periodicity of social insect populations. Discussions focus on reproduction by single and group of queens and reciprocity among bees, wasps, and ants. The text also examines nest sites and shelters, mating structures, and food collection of social insects. Discussions focus on food supply, intergeneric competition, predators and parasites, and population regulation among bees, wasps, termites, and ants.
The book is a dependable reference for readers interested in the study of social insect populations.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface

  1. Introduction
  2. Numbers And Density
  3. Reproduction
  4. Brood Periodicity
  5. Age Structure
  6. Dynamics: Worker Turnover
  7. Geometric Growth
  8. Intrinsic Limits
  9. Maturation
  10. Dynamics: Queen Turnover
  11. Structural Limitations
  12. Food Supply
  13. Intraspecific Competition
  14. Interspecific Competition
  15. Intergeneric Competition
  16. Predators And Parasites
  17. Population Regulation References Author Index Subject Index


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