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Insect Sampling (Methods in Ecology)

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Publisher Comments:

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)

Synopsis:

Insect Sampling in Forest Ecosystems highlights the problems faced by entomologists working in forest ecosystems.

  • Insects play a major part in all aspects of ecology

  • Brings together the methodology needed to investigate insects through the various strata of the forest canopy

  • Covers techniques associated with various specialised groups of forest insects

  • Each chapter is backed up by a sound approach to experimental design and data analysis

  • Essential reading for advanced students and researchers as well as teachers
  • 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

    Contributors.

    Methods in Ecology series.

    Preface.

    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.

    Index

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780632053889
    Manufactured:
    Blackwell Publishers
    Publisher:
    Wiley-Blackwell
    Manufactured by:
    Blackwell Publishers
    Manufactured:
    Blackwell Publishers
    Editor:
    Leather, Simon R.
    Author:
    Leather, Simon R.
    Subject:
    Research
    Subject:
    Sampling (statistics)
    Subject:
    Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology
    Subject:
    Zoology
    Subject:
    Forest surveys
    Subject:
    Methods & Statistics in Ecology
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    WOL online Book (not BRO)
    Series:
    Ecological Methods and Concepts
    Series Volume:
    1
    Publication Date:
    January 1991
    Binding:
    Online electronic file accessible through online networks
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    320
    Dimensions:
    9.20x6.36x.73 in. 1.06 lbs.

    Related Subjects

    Reference » Science Reference » Technology
    Science and Mathematics » Biology » Entomology and General Invertebrates
    Science and Mathematics » Biology » Zoology » General

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    "Synopsis" by , Insect Sampling in Forest Ecosystems highlights the problems faced by entomologists working in forest ecosystems.

  • Insects play a major part in all aspects of ecology

  • Brings together the methodology needed to investigate insects through the various strata of the forest canopy

  • Covers techniques associated with various specialised groups of forest insects

  • Each chapter is backed up by a sound approach to experimental design and data analysis

  • Essential reading for advanced students and researchers as well as teachers
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