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© 2010

Insect Behavior

2nd Edition

Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Robert W. Matthews, Janice R. Matthews
    Pages 1-44
  3. Robert W. Matthews, Janice R. Matthews
    Pages 45-91
  4. Robert W. Matthews, Janice R. Matthews
    Pages 93-129
  5. Robert W. Matthews, Janice R. Matthews
    Pages 131-184
  6. Robert W. Matthews, Janice R. Matthews
    Pages 185-215
  7. Robert W. Matthews, Janice R. Matthews
    Pages 217-259
  8. Robert W. Matthews, Janice R. Matthews
    Pages 261-290
  9. Robert W. Matthews, Janice R. Matthews
    Pages 291-339
  10. Robert W. Matthews, Janice R. Matthews
    Pages 341-388
  11. Robert W. Matthews, Janice R. Matthews
    Pages 389-443
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 445-514

About this book

Introduction

For thirty years, Insect Behavior served as students’ sole overview of a field of study that is growing exponentially. Considerably updated and expanded, this second edition still retains its constructive balance between modern developments and historical insights, between new examples and old, between empirical work and theory, and between pertinent conclusions and the dynamic field and laboratory experiences from which such discoveries arise. Twenty-six case studies, 45 new color plates and 173 figures (over 40% of them new) add richness to the well-written, accessible text.

Keywords

animal behavior behavior biology entomology insect insect behavior insect science phylogeny

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. EntomologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensU.S.A.
  2. 2.Dept. EntomologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensU.S.A.

About the authors

Robert W. Matthews is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia. An insect behavior specialist, his scientific publications number over 165 research articles. Janice R. Matthews is a writer and educator with a broad background in the biological sciences. The two scientists have collaborated in entomological field studies in Australia, South and Central America, and the U.S.A. and have co-authored a number of technical and popular articles and books. They have six grown children and a Labradoodle.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Biotechnology
Pharma

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“This highly anticipated second edition … is a very complete review of animal behavior concepts related to insects. … The book includes 28 detailed case studies that explore several specific situations (laboratory and/or field research), along with the methodology used. … contains 173 black-and-white figures and 45 color plates. The Matthews’ highly didactic writing style makes this book useful to researchers, students, and even laypersons interested in the topic. … Summing Up: Recommended. All libraries.” (J. M. Gonzalez, Choice, Vol. 47 (11), July, 2010)

“For anyone studying or interested in animal behaviour or insects, this is a must-have reference book. … Each chapter is … split into sub-divisions that help locate relevant information quickly. … Numerous case studies include a handful new to this edition, focusing on research relevant to the associated text. … As a comprehensive reference book, I would recommend this text to teachers and undergraduates in the field of animal biology, ecology, entomology and anyone interested in insects or animal behaviour.” (Janet Preece, The Biologist, Vol. 58 (2), 2011)