Insect Movement: Mechanisms and Consequences : Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society's 20th Symposium

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Ian Woiwood, D. R. Reynolds, C. D. Thomas
CABI, 2001 - 458 pages
Knowledge of insect movement, particularly of flight, is crucial to our understanding of the great ecological and evolutionary success of insects. The last 20 years have seen many advances in this subject area. New fields have arisen, such as metapopulation theory, and dramatic developments have taken place in methods of studying movement, as a result of new techniques in molecular biology and radar monitoring. There have also been advances in our knowledge of flight-related physiology and behaviour. This book, which is based on the main papers presented at the Royal Entomological Society's 20th Symposium held in September 1999, brings us up to date with these developments.It contains chapters on:flight mechanismsforaging movementsmigrationthe evolution of movement strategiesthe interactions between dispersal rates, population structure and gene flow the effects of climate change on geographical distributionIt is essential reading for entomologists, and of interest to those researching animal behaviour, physiology, ecology and genetics.

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Contents

Contributors
1
Contributors
14
The Biomechanics and Functional Diversity of Flight
19
How Insect Wings Evolved
43
Graham Goldsworthy Department of Biology Birkbeck College
65
Host Location by Parasitoids
111
Observations Using
129
The Evolution of Migratory Syndromes in Insects
159
Predation and the Evolution of Dispersal
261
a Tale of
281
Dispersal and Conservation in Heterogeneous Landscapes
299
Scale Dispersal and Population Structure
321
Gene Flow
337
Use of Genetic Diversity in Movement Studies of Flying Insects
361
Coping with Modern Times? Insect Movement and Climate
387
Analysing and Modelling Range Changes in UK Butterflies
415

Orientation Mechanisms and Migration Strategies Within
183
Characterizing Insect Migration Systems in Inland Australia with
207
Significance of Habitat Persistence and Dimensionality in
235
Index
443
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