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Published: 30 September 2004

254 Pages | 1 map, 102 line illus.

ISBN: 9780198515494

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Insect Physiological Ecology

Mechanisms and Patterns

Steven L. Chown and Sue W. Nicolson

Insects exhibit incredible physiological diversity, making them ideal model organisms for the purpose of this book. The authors draw together the central issues in physiology (nutrition, water balance, temperature, etc.), treating each in sufficient detail to give researchers a broad update in summary form, as well as senior students a feel for current work in the field. In addition, they examine patterns in physiological variation, and go on to explore the mechanisms underlying this variation as well as the ecological and evolutionary consequences.


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