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Root feeders: an ecosystem approach.

Book cover for Root feeders: an ecosystem approach.


This book is based on presentations at the workshop ("Integrative approaches for the investigation of root herbivory in agricultural and natural systems"), providing an overview of root-feeding invertebrates. It aims to bring a range of viewpoints and approaches 'under one roof', covering everything from food web ecology to the potential impacts of climate change on root feeders. In this book, 23 internationally renowned researchers working in the field of root herbivory were invited to participate in this focused edited volume. Their work brings together current knowledge relating to belowground herbivory in 11 chapters, across a spectrum of areas and predicts the future challenges and directions for root herbivory research. It concentrates on root-feeding invertebrates (nematodes, and particularly insects) as this is the most widespread type of root herbivore and the focus of most contemporary research in root herbivory.

Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Methods for studying root herbivory. Author(s): Dawson, L. A. Byers, R. A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 20) New experimental techniques for studying root herbivores. Author(s): Mankin, R. W. Johnson, S. N. Grinev, D. V. Gregory, P. J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Root herbivory in agricultural ecosystems. Author(s): Blackshaw, R. P. Kerry, B. R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 54) Root herbivory in grassland ecosystems. Author(s): Seastedt, T. R. Murray, P. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 68) Root herbivory in forest ecosystems. Author(s): Hunter, M. D.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 96) Grape phylloxera: an overview. Author(s): Powell, K. S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 115) Using biocontrol against root-feeding pests, with particular reference to Sitona root weevils. Author(s): Goldson, S. L. Gerard, P. J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 134) Invasive root-feeding insects in natural forest ecosystems of North America. Author(s): Coyle, D. R. Mattson, W. J. Raffa, K. F.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 153) Linking aboveground and belowground herbivory. Author(s): Johnson, S. N. Bezemer, T. M. Jones, T. H.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 171) Root feeders in heterogeneous systems: foraging responses and trophic interactions. Author(s): Stevens, G. N. Spence, K. O. Lewis, E. E.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 192) Climate change impacts on root herbivores. Author(s): Staley, J. T. Johnson, S. N.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • SCRI, Invergowrie, Dundee, DD2 5DA, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2008
  • ISBN
  • 9781845934613
  • Record Number
  • 20083284375