Insect Pheromones and their Use in Pest Management

  • P. E. Howse
  • I. D. R. Stevens
  • O. T. Jones

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Pheromones and Behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Chemical Aspects of Pheromones

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
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  4. Practical Applications of Pheromones and Other Semiochemicals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 357-369

About this book

Introduction

There is now a considerable literature on chemical ecology, which had its beginnings in the study of insect pheromones. This beginning was possible only by combining the disciplines and techniques of biology and chemistry. For a biologist, it is difficult to understand the time­ frames of analytical and synthetic chemistry. A compound may take days to characterize and be available in minutes from a bottle on the shelf, or it may take years to characterize and synthesize. Chemists have a similar frustration: after an intense programme of work, the insect in question may not emerge for many months. study are, however, The rewards of integrated interdisciplinary considerable, because they allow us to understand many facets of insect behaviour and consequently to control that behaviour for our own ends. In this book, we have set out to explain the results of research from chemical and biological perspectives, and see how the knowledge gained has led to novel techniques that can be used in insect pest management and insect control. An important part of understanding insect chemical ecology involves the understanding not only of new concepts but of the vocabularies used by scientists specializing in different fields. It will be clear that the three sections of this book have been written by three different people: an insect behaviourist, an organic chemist and a biologist in industry.

Keywords

behavior biology chemical ecology chemistry ecology insects synthesis

Authors and affiliations

  • P. E. Howse
    • 1
  • I. D. R. Stevens
    • 2
  • O. T. Jones
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of SouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of SouthamptonUK
  3. 3.AgriSense-BCS LtdPontypriddUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-5344-7
  • Copyright Information P.E. Howse, O.T. Jones and I.D.R. Stevens 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-44410-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5344-7
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