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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