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Specialization, Speciation, and Radiation: The Evolutionary Biology of Herbivorous Insects

Kelley Tilmon


The intimate associations between plants and the insects that eat them have helped define and shape both groups for millions of years. This book provides a treatment of the evolutionary biology of herbivorous insects, including their relationships with host plants and natural enemies. Chapters focus on the dynamic relationships between insects and plants from the standpoint of evolutionary change at different levels of biological organization; individuals, populations, species, and clades. The book examines the evolution of populations and species; co- and macroevolutionary radiation; and evol ... More

Keywords: plants, insects, evolution, species, clades, populations, radiation, evolutionary biology, pests

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780520251328
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520251328.001.0001


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Kelley Tilmon, editor

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PART I Evolution of Populations and Species

Two Evolution of Preference and Performance Relationships

Timothy P. Craig, and Joanne K. Itami

Four Phenotypic Plasticity

Kailen A. Mooney, and Anurag A. Agrawal

Five Selection and Genetic Architecture of Plant Resistance

Mary Ellen Czesak, Robert S. Fritz, and Cris Hochwender

Six Introgression and Parapatric Speciation in a Hybrid Zone

J. Mark Scriber, Gabe J. Ording, and Rodrigo J. Mercader

Nine Comparative Analyses of Ecological Speciation

Daniel J. Funk, and Patrik Nosil

PART II Co- and Macroevolutionary Radiation

Seventeen Cophylogeny of Figs, Pollinators, Gallers, and Parasitoids

Summer I. Silvieus, Wendy L. Clement, and George D. Weiblen

Part III Evolutionary Aspects of Pests, Invasive Species, and the Environment

Nineteen Evolution of Insect Resistance to Transgenic Plants

Bruce E. Tabashnik, and Yves Carrière

Twenty Exotic Plants and Enemy Resistance

John L. Maron, and Montserrat Vilà

Twenty-One Life-History Evolution in Native and Introduced Populations

Robert F. Denno, Merrill A. Peterson, Matthew R. Weaver, and David J. Hawthorne

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