Book Search Options:  

 

 
Google full text of our books:

      

Parasitoids:
Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology
H.C.J. Godfray

One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1994

Paperback | 1994 | $87.50/ £61.00 | ISBN: 9780691000473
488 pp. | 6 x 9 | 69 line illus.
| SHOPPING CART

Reviews | Table of Contents

Google full text of this book:
 

Parasitoids lay their eggs on or in the bodies of other species of insect, and the parasitoid larvae develop by feeding on the host, causing its eventual death. Known for a long time to applied biologists for their importance in regulating the population densities of economic pests, parasitoids have recently proven to be valuable tools in testing many aspects of evolutionary theory. This book synthesizes the work of both schools of parasitoid biology and asks how a consideration of evolutionary biology can help us understand the behavior, ecology, and diversity of the approximately one to two million species of parasitoid found on earth.

After a general introduction to parasitoid natural history and taxonomy, the first part of the book treats the different components of the reproductive strategy of parasitoids: searching for a host, host selection, clutch size, and the sex ratio. Subsequent chapters discuss pathogens and non-Mendelian genetic elements that affect sexual reproduction; evolutionary aspects of the physiological interactions between parasitoid and host; mating strategies; life history theory and community ecology. A special effort is made to discuss the theoretical background to the subject, but without the use of mathematics.

Review:

"Godfray gives us an interesting and complete review of the taxonomy, evolution, and natural history of parasitoids ... [however] the true value of this book lies in its synthesis of theoretical and empirical aspects of parasitoid biology."--Behavioral Ecology

Table of Contents

Series:

Subject Area:

For hardcover/paperback orders in United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

 Paperback: $87.50 ISBN: 9780691000473

Add to shopping cart
View contents of your shopping cart

For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan

 Paperback: £61.00 ISBN: 9780691000473

Add to shopping cart
View contents of your shopping cart

Prices subject to change without notice

File created: 5/10/2015

Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Videos/Audios
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Subjects
Series
Catalogs
Princeton Legacy Library
Exam/Desk Copy
Textbooks
Media/Reviewers
Rights/Permissions
Ordering
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
Links
F.A.Q.
PUP Home


Bookmark and Share
Send me emails
about new books in:
Biological Sciences
More Choices