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Insect Migration
Tracking Resources through Space and Time

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D. E. Pedgley, D. R. Reynolds, G. M. Tatchell, S. J. Johnson, R. Kisimoto, K. Sogawa, R. -L. Chen, Y. -J Sun, S. -Y. Wang, B. -P. Zhai, X. -Y. Bao, J. -H. Lee, K. -B. Uhm, K. Hirai, G. McDonald, P. C. Gregg, G. P. Fitt, M. P. Zalucki, D. A. H. Murray, K. J. Walden, A. G. Gatehouse, X. -X. Zhang, K. Wilson, J. Colvin, J. N. McNeil, M. Cusson, J. Delisle, I. Orchard, S. S. Tobe, R. Dudley, R. K. Day, J. D. Knight, T. P. Robinson, B. -H. Zhou, H. -K. Wang, X. -N. Cheng, T. Watanabe, M. Lecoq, J. I. Magor, V. A. Drake, A. G. Gatehouse, R. A. Farrow
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  • Date Published: August 2005
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521018531

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  • Migration is a key process in the population dynamics of many insects, including some of the most damaging pests. This book reviews current understanding of the ecological, behavioral, physiological, and genetic bases of insect migration. The first part describes migration systems in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and America, with an emphasis on the role of regional weather and climate. Secondly, is a consideration of insects' adaptation to migration; it covers aerodynamics and energetics, the integration of migration in insect life cycles, environmental and genetic regulation of migratory potential, and the evolutionary implications of habitat heterogeneity and variability. The book then addresses the application of this knowledge to operational pest forecasting.

    • World-wide coverage from international contributors
    • Covers migration of several of the world's most important pests
    • Examines the significance of migration in population processes, and the spatial dimension in ecology
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This text is a compendium of information about the ecological, behavioral, physiological and genetic basis of insect migration...thoroughly referenced." Biosis

    "Anyone engaged or contemplating studies in insect migration will do well to read and absorb this volume...the book is a mine of information...It deserves to be widely consulted." John Edwards, Quarterly Review of Biology

    "...provides a modern synthesis with emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach....An acquisition for research collections in entomology and zoology at the graduate and professinal levels." Choice

    "...likely to interest experts in aerodynamics, agriculture, animal behavior, biogeography, climatology, ecology, entomology, forestry, genetics, meteorology, physiology, and many other disciplines....Insect Migration is logically organized, well written, and contains generally clear illustrations, informative tables, and a good index....an important book that relates the current state of our knowledge in a rapidly developing field of research." David L. Gibo, Ecology

    "The volume is well produced, and provides a copiously referenced portrait of the state of the science and technology of insect migration in the mid-90's. Iit deserves to be widely consulted." John Edwards, The Quarterly Review of Biology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521018531
    • length: 500 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • contains: 78 b/w illus. 26 tables
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Insect Migration in Relation to Weather and Climate:
    1. Long-range insect migration in relation to climate and weather: Africa and Europe D. E. Pedgley, D. R. Reynolds and G. M. Tatchell
    2. Insect migration in North America: synoptic-scale transport in a highly seasonal environment S. J. Johnson
    3. Migration of the brown planthopper Nilaparvata lugens and the white-backed planthopper Sogatella furcifera in East Asia: the role of weather and climate R. Kisimoto and K. Sogawa
    4. Migration of the oriental armyworm Mythimna separata in East Asia in relation to weather and climate. I. Northeastern China R. -L. Chen, Y. -J Sun, S. -Y. Wang, B. -P. Zhai and X. -Y. Bao
    5. Migration of the oriental armyworm Mythimna separata in East Asia in relation to weather and climate. II. Korea J. -H. Lee and K. -B. Uhm
    6. Migration of the oriental armyworm Mythimna separata in East Asia in relation to weather and climate. III. Japan K. Hirai
    7. Insect migration in an arid continent. I. The common armyworm Mythimna convecta in eastern Australia G. McDonald
    8. Insect migration in an arid continent. II. Helicoverpa spp. in eastern Australia P. C. Gregg, G. P. Fitt, M. P. Zalucki and D. A. H. Murray
    9. Insect migration in an arid continent. III. The Australian Plague Locust Chortoicetes terminifera and the native budworm Helicoverpa punctigera in Western Australia K. J. Walden
    Part II. Adaptions for Migration:
    10. Migratory potential in insects: variation in an uncertain environment A. G. Gatehouse and X. -X. Zhang
    11. Insect migration in heterogeneous environments K. Wilson
    12. The regulation of migration in Helicoverpa armigera J. Colvin
    13. Physiological integration of migration in Lepidoptera J. N. McNeil, M. Cusson, J. Delisle, I. Orchard and S. S. Tobe
    14. Aerodynamics, energetics and reproductive constraints of migratory flight in insects R. Dudley
    Part III. Forecasting Migrant Pests:
    15. Operational aspects of forecasting migrant insect pests R. K. Day and J. D. Knight
    16. Geographic information systems and remotely sensed data for determining the seasonal distribution of habitats of migrant insect pests T. P. Robinson
    17. Forecasting systems for migrant pests. I. The brown planthopper Nilaparvata lugens in China B. -H. Zhou, H. -K. Wang and X. -N. Cheng
    18. Forecasting systems for migrant pests. II. The rice planthoppers Nilaparvata lugens and Sogatella furcifera in Japan T. Watanabe
    19. Forecasting systems for migrant pests. III. Locusts and grasshoppers in West Africa and Madagascar M. Lecoq
    Part IV. Overview and Synthesis:
    20. Forecasting migrant insect pests J. I. Magor
    21. Insect migration: a holistic conceptual model V. A. Drake, A. G. Gatehouse and R. A. Farrow
    Index.

  • Editors

    V. Alistair Drake, University of New South Wales, Sydney

    A. Gavin Gatehouse, University of Wales, Bangor

    Contributors

    D. E. Pedgley, D. R. Reynolds, G. M. Tatchell, S. J. Johnson, R. Kisimoto, K. Sogawa, R. -L. Chen, Y. -J Sun, S. -Y. Wang, B. -P. Zhai, X. -Y. Bao, J. -H. Lee, K. -B. Uhm, K. Hirai, G. McDonald, P. C. Gregg, G. P. Fitt, M. P. Zalucki, D. A. H. Murray, K. J. Walden, A. G. Gatehouse, X. -X. Zhang, K. Wilson, J. Colvin, J. N. McNeil, M. Cusson, J. Delisle, I. Orchard, S. S. Tobe, R. Dudley, R. K. Day, J. D. Knight, T. P. Robinson, B. -H. Zhou, H. -K. Wang, X. -N. Cheng, T. Watanabe, M. Lecoq, J. I. Magor, V. A. Drake, A. G. Gatehouse, R. A. Farrow

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