Insect Outbreaks Revisited

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  • Book
  • 480 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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In 1987 a book calledInsect Outbreaks was published and became a "classic" in its field. Over the last two decades significant advances have been made in our understanding of certain aspects of insect outbreak dynamics and outbreak species and so, in this new volume, the subject is thoroughly reviewed.

Whether you are interested in cutting–edge design of agroecosystems for a nation′s food security, modelling the spread of invasive insects under climate change scenarios, quelling devastating urban tree die–offs through innovation rather than toxic materials, probing the powerful secrets of the microbial community in an insect′s gut, or discovering the truth about genetically–modified pesticidal plants – Insect Outbreaks Revisited will answer your questions and stimulate new ideas. With chapters by top scientists and rising stars in insect physiology, evolution, population dynamics and ecology, this book provides a stimulating collection of perspectives on why and when to expect outbreaks of insects in managed and unmanaged ecosystems, what to focus on as causes, and how to manage and mitigate any adverse consequences.

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Contributors viii

Acknowledgments xi

Preface xii

PART I PHYSIOLOGICAL AND LIFE HISTORY PERSPECTIVES 1

1 Insect Herbivore Outbreaks Viewed through a Physiological Framework: Insights from Orthoptera 3Spencer T. Behmer and Anthony Joern

2 The Dynamical Effects of Interactions between Inducible Plant Resistance and Food Limitation during Insect Outbreaks 30Karen C. Abbott

3 Immune Responses and Their Potential Role in Insect Outbreaks 47J. Gwen Shlichta and Angela M. Smilanich

4 The Role of Ecological Stoichiometry in Outbreaks of Insect Herbivores 71Eric M. Lind and Pedro Barbosa

PART II POPULATION DYNAMICS AND MULTISPECIES INTERACTIONS 89

5 Plant–Induced Responses and Herbivore Population Dynamics 91André Kessler, Katja Poveda, and Erik H. Poelman

6 Spatial Synchrony of Insect Outbreaks 113Andrew M. Liebhold, Kyle J. Haynes, and Ottar N. Bjørnstad

7 What Tree–Ring Reconstruction Tells Us about Conifer Defoliator Outbreaks 126Ann M. Lynch

8 Insect–Associated Microorganisms and Their Possible Role in Outbreaks 155Yasmin J. Cardoza, Richard W. Hofstetter, and Fernando E. Vega

PART III POPULATION, COMMUNITY, AND ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY 175

9 Life History Traits and Host Plant Use in Defoliators and Bark Beetles: Implications for Population Dynamics 177Julia Koricheva, Maartje J. Klapwijk, and Christer Björkman

10 The Ecological Consequences of Insect Outbreaks 197Louie H. Yang

11 Insect Outbreaks in Tropical Forests: Patterns, Mechanisms, and Consequences 219Lee A. Dyer, Walter P. Carson, and Egbert G. Leigh Jr.

12 Outbreaks and Ecosystem Services 246Timothy D. Schowalter

PART IV GENETICS AND EVOLUTION 267

13 Evidence for Outbreaks from the Fossil Record of Insect Herbivory 269Conrad C. Labandeira

14 Implications of Host–Associated Differentiation in the Control of Pest Species 291Raul F. Medina

PART V APPLIED PERSPECTIVES 311

15 Disasters by Design: Outbreaks along Urban Gradients 313Michael J. Raupp, Paula M. Shrewsbury, and Dan A. Herms

16 Resistance to Transgenic Crops and Pest Outbreaks 341Bruce E. Tabashnik and Yves Carrière

17 Natural Enemies and Insect Outbreaks in Agriculture: A Landscape Perspective 355J. Megan Woltz, Benjamin P. Werling, and Douglas A. Landis

18 Integrated Pest Management Outbreaks Prevented, Delayed, or Facilitated? 371Deborah K. Letourneau

19 Insect Invasions: Lessons from Biological Control of Weeds 395Peter B. McEvoy, Fritzi S. Grevstad, and Shon S. Schooler

20 Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Outbreak Potential 429Maartje J. Klapwijk, Matthew P. Ayres, Andrea Battisti, and Stig Larsson

Subject Index 451

Taxonomic Index 459

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I believe that graduate students, senior researchers, and government and industry scientists in entomology and population ecology will benefit from reading this book.  The book could also be highly recommended to land managers, extension personnel, and foresters wanting to let know more about insect outbreaks, and how to best prevent and manage insect outbreaks and their consequences.   (Ecology, 1 August 2013)

The book is full of good ideas.  The editors have done a pretty good job and are to be congratulated.   (British Journal of Entomology & Natural History, 1 August 2013)

Overall this is an important and informative book, on a vital subject which is not only of specific interest but which has a relevance to all ecologists who work with population ecology.   (British Ecological Society Bulletin, 1 August 2013)

This new look at insect outbreaks is a very welcome addition to entomological literature.   (African Entomology, 1March2013)

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