Peter W. Price. Macroevolutionary Theory on Macroecological Patterns. (c) Cambridge University Press. 2003

Macroevolutionary Theory on Macroecological Patterns
Peter W. Price
Northern Arizona University

302 pp., ill., © Cambridge University Press, 2003
Cambridge University Press 2003
ISBN 0 521 81712 9 hardback
ISBN 0 521 52037 1 paperback

The central subject of the book is the study of sawflies that is illuminating new approaches to the ecology of populations within an evolutionary framework. The detailed investigation of gall-inducing sawflies reveals critical aspects of their interactions with host willows: strong influence of plant quality upon sawfly population dynamics. The focal species of the study is a stem galler Euura lasiolepis on the arroyo willow, Salix lasiolepis in Flagstaff, Arizona. The innovative concepts are supported by data collected during more than twenty years of research. The sawfly research thus becomes an important tool for population regulation studies and understanding of outbreak insect species.

PETER W. PRICE is Regents' Professor Emeritus at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, U.S.A. Over the past forty years, Professor Price has contributed more than two hundred research articles and book chapters to the scientific literature and has been a sole author or editor of eleven books. He has received the Founder's Memorial Award from the Entomological Society of America and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society.

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