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Insect Sampling (Methods in Ecology)
Synopses & Reviews
Insect Sampling in Forest Ecosystems highlights the problems faced by entomologists working in forest ecosystems. It suggests ways in which their methodology can be modified so as to be understood by ecologists and become accepted within the general fields of ecology and entomology.
Insect sampling, although firmly based on standard ecological census techniques, presents special problems that are not faced by other ecologists. With the small size, varied life cycles, rapid rates of increase, and ingenious adaptations to habitats of insects, ecological entomologists face problems that are somewhat different to those faced by vertebrate or plant ecologists. Furthermore, forest ecosystems, whether natural or manmade, present special problems to the ecologists working beneath their canopies.
This book will be essential reading for advanced students and researchers as well as teachers across the whole spectrum of education.
Book News Annotation:
The series describes and critiques different methods used in ecology for collecting or analyzing data in the field or in the laboratory. Here entomologists share insights from their experience sampling insects in tropical and subtropical forests. Their topics include sampling insects from roots, insects in flight, sampling methods for water-filled tree holes and their artificial analogues, methods for sampling termites, and parasitoids and predators.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Insect Sampling in Forest Ecosystems highlights the problems faced by entomologists working in forest ecosystems.
About the Author
Simon Leather is currently Reader in Applied Ecology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Imperial College’s Silwood Park campus. He has been researching the population biology of agricultural and forest pests, particularly insects, for over 25 years.
Table of Contents
Methods in Ecology series.
1 Sampling theory and practice: Simon R. Leather & Allan D. Watt.
2 Sampling insects from roots: Alan C. Gange.
3 Pitfall trapping in ecological studies: B.A. Woodcock.
4 Sampling methods for forest understorey vegetation: Claire M.P. Ozanne.
5 Sampling insects from trees: shoots, stems, and trunks: Martin R. Speight.
6 Insects in flight: Mark Young.
7 Techniques and methods for sampling canopy insects: Claire M.P. Ozanne.
8 Sampling methods for water-filled tree holes and their artificial analogues: S.P. Yanoviak & O.M. Fincke.
9 Sampling devices and sampling design for aquatic insects: Leon Blaustein & Matthew Spencer.
10 Methods for sampling termites: David T. Jones, Robert H.J. Verkerk & Paul Eggleton.
11 Parasitoids and predators: Nick Mills.
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