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Author Abrahamson, Warren G.

Title Evolutionary ecology across three tropic levels : goldenrods, gallmakers and natural enemies / Warren G. Abrahamson and Arthur E. Weis.

Published Princeton, N.J. ; Chichester : Princeton University Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  586.875 ABRA {Bund52 20131121}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 456 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Monographs in population biology ; 29
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Evolutionary Ecology and the Interactions of Plants with Insects -- 2. The Stem Gallmaker, Its Natural Enemies, and Goldenrod: A Model System of Tritrophic-Level Interaction -- 3. Eurosta's Impact on Goldenrod -- 4. Host-Plant Resistance to Gallmaker Attack: The Plant-Gallmaker Encounter - The Plant's Perspective -- 5. Host-Plant Choice -- 6. The Gall as Eurosta's Extended Phenotype -- 7. Host Specificity and Herbivore Speciation -- 8. The Third Trophic Level as an Agent of Selection -- 9. The Variable Biotic Environment and Variable Selection -- 10. Phenotypic Plasticity and Spurious Evolution -- 11. Selection on the Hierarchy of Attack and Defense -- 12. Goldenrod, Gallmakers, and the Evolutionary Ecology of Plant-Insect Interactions.
Summary In a work that will interest researchers in ecology, genetics, botany, entomology, and parasitology, Warren Abrahamson and Arthur Weis present the results of more than twenty-five years of studying plant-insect interactions. Their study centers on the ecology and evolution of interactions among a host plant, the parasitic insect that attacks it, and the suite of insects and birds that are the natural enemies of the parasite. Because this system provides a model that can be subjected to experimental manipulations, it has allowed the authors to address specific theories and concepts that have guided biological research for more than two decades and to engage general problems in evolutionary biology.
Other author Weis, Arthur E. (Arthur Edward), 1951-
Subject Eurosta solidaginis -- Ecology.
Eurosta solidaginis -- Evolution.
Eurosta solidaginis -- Host plants.
Eurosta solidaginis -- Parasites.
Goldenrods -- Ecology.
Goldenrods -- Evolution.
Gall insects -- Host plants.
Variant Title Evolutionary ecology across 3 trophic levels
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