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Applied Demography for Biologists: with Special Emphasis on Insects
This chapter discusses the development of Demographic Population Models for Two-Sex and Multiregional Demography, as well as its applications in Population I and II. Expand
Slowing of mortality rates at older ages in large medfly cohorts.
The results cast doubt on several central concepts in gerontology and the biology of aging: that senescence can be characterized by an increase in age-specific mortality, that the basic pattern of mortality in nearly all species follows the same unitary pattern at older ages, and that species have absolute life-span limits. Expand
Biodemographic trajectories of longevity.
Three biodemographic insights--concerning the correlation of death rates across age, individual differences in survival chances, and induced alterations in age patterns of fertility and mortality--offer clues and suggest research on the failure of complicated systems, on new demographic equations for evolutionary theory, and on fertility-longevity interactions. Expand
Insect biodemography.
  • J. Carey
  • Medicine
  • Annual review of entomology
  • 2001
The major life table formulae and mortality models used to analyze the actuarial properties of insects are described; the literature on adult insect life span is summarized; the major correlates of extended longevity are identified; and new ideas for using demographic concepts in both basic and applied entomology are suggested. Expand
Developmental rates, vital schedules, sex ratios and life tables for Tetranychus urticae, T. turkestani and T. pacificus (Acarina: Tetranychidae) on cotton
The life histories of Tetranychus urticae Koch, T. pacijicus McGregor and T. turkestani (Ugarov and Nikolski) were studied at 5 constant temperatures ranging from 15.5° to 29.4°C on cotton cotyledons to compare with other investigations of the same species. Expand
Mosquitoes do senesce: departure from the paradigm of constant mortality.
This work brought large-scale laboratory life table techniques to bear on the question of age-dependent mortality in the mosquito vector of dengue virus, Aedes aegypti, and found that mortality was highly age dependent in both sexes. Expand
Effect of larval host on life history traits of the mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata
The principle conclusion is that the medfly is a successful generalist frugivore because of its developmental ability to offset the effect of the value for a host-specific trait with one that tends to increase r, the net result of which is to maintain a relatively high r. Expand
Dual modes of aging in Mediterranean fruit fly females.
An understanding of the physiological shift that occurs between the waiting and reproductive modes may yield information about the fundamental processes that determine longevity in medflies. Expand
Longevity–fertility trade‐offs in the tephritid fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens, across dietary‐restriction gradients
The finding that lifespan and reproductive maxima occur at much different nutritional coordinates poses a major challenge for the use of food restriction (or a mimetic) in humans to improve health and extend longevity in humans. Expand