Insect-Plant Interactions is a series devoted to reviews across the breadth of the topic from cellular mechanisms to ecology and evolution. Articles are selected from areas of particular current interest or subjects that would especially benefit from a new review. It is hoped that the interdisciplinary selection in each volume will help readers to enter new fields of insect-plant interactions.
Table of Contents
1. Differential Toxicity of Plant Allelochemicals to Insects: Roles of Enzymtic Detoxication Systems 2. Macroevolutionary Aspects of Insect-Plant Interactions 3. Measuring Food Utilisation in Plant Feeding Insects - Toward a Metabolic and Dynamic Approach 4. The Influence of Plant Chemistry on Aphid-Feeding Behavior 5. How Insect Herbivores Find Suitable Host Plants: The Interplay between Random and Nonrandom Movement 6. Host Range Patterns of Hymenopteran Parasitoids of Exophytic Lepidopteran Folivores
Dr. Elizabeth Bernays is a biologist turned writer. After growing up in Australia, she received her Ph.D. at the University of London, England, and had a career as an academic entomologist (most recently as a professor in UC Berkeley and then University of Arizona) before obtaining an MFA at the University of Arizona where she is currently a Regents' Professor Emerita. Bernays has published over two hundred scientific papers and books and several popular biology articles, as well as children's books. She has published poems and essays in a variety of literary journals.