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Title Aphid biodiversity under environmental change : patterns and processes / Pavel Kindlmann, A.F.G. Dixon, J.P. Michaud, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer Science+Business Media, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (x, 191 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents Modelling population dynamics of aphids and their natural enemies / Pavel Kindlmann and Anthony F.G. Dixon -- Aphids in a changing world / Olga Ameixa -- Trends in the timings of the start and end of annual flight periods / Richard Harrington and Suzanne Clark -- Consequences of climate change for aphid-based multi-trophic systems / Joan van Baaren, Cécile Le Lann, and Jacques J.M. van Alphen -- Implications of climate change for cereal aphids on the great plains of North America / J.P. Michaud -- Implications of climate change for Toxoptera citricida (Kirkaldy), a disease vector of citrus in Florida / Jawwad A. Qureshi -- Ecological factors influencing pea aphid outbreaks in the US Pacific Northwest / Stephen L. Clement, Damon S. Husebye, and Sanford D. Eigenbrode -- Temperature, seasonal development and distribution of insects with particular reference to aphids / Anthony F.G. Dixon and Graham W. Hopkins -- Coccinellids in a changing world / Helen E. Roy and Michael E.N. Majerus -- Ecological costs of alarm signalling in aphids / Yannick Outreman [and 3 others]
Summary "Kindlmann and Dixon present a critical review of existing models of aphid population dynamics, examine the biological assumptions that are incorporated in the models and present one of the latest models of aphid metapopulation dynamics. They conclude that natural enemies are unlikely to affect aphid population dynamics late in a season, but in some years may have an effect very early in the season, when aphid colonies are still small and predators might be able to reduce the numbers of colonies. The question, whether aphids will move to different locations, adapt to the change in conditions in their current habitat or go extinct is discussed by Ameixa. She concludes that the distributions of aphids are most likely to change, with the distribution of each species moving globally as their preferred habitat moves in response to changes in the climate, which may be more difficult than in the past because of habitat fragmentation and habitat loss."--Provided by publisher
This book presents completely novel, yet unpublished findings on aphid population dynamics and ecology in the context of recent environmental changes and closely related issues. It can be used as complementary text in any course on population dynamics and ecology of crop pests at undergraduate or graduate levels. The book is intended mainly for graduate students, researchers in crop science, crop protection, agricultural advisers and managers, but it will surely attract attention of many other people interested in insect pests, their biological control and ecology
Notes "It incorporates a selection of the contributions presented at the [7th] International Symposium on Aphids in Fremantle, Australia, in October 2005, plus some additional invited chapters."--Preface
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
In Springer eBooks
Subject Aphids -- Ecology
Aphids -- Biological control.
Insect populations.
Biodiversity -- Climatic factors.
Climatic changes
Climate Change
climate change.
NATURE -- Animals -- Insects & Spiders.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Entomology.
Sciences de la vie.
Aphids -- Biological control
Aphids -- Ecology
Climatic changes
Insect populations
Biodiversity -- Climatic factors
Form Electronic book
Author Kindlmann, Pavel, editor.
Dixon, A. F. G. (Anthony Frederick George), editor.
Michaud, J. P., editor.
International Symposium on Aphids (7th : 2005 : Fremantle, W.A.). Works. Selections
LC no. 2010929761
ISBN 9789048186013