• Publications
  • Influence
Insect herbivore nutrient regulation.
  • S. Behmer
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Annual review of entomology
  • 2009
The primary reason animals, including insect herbivores, eat is to acquire a mix of nutrients needed to fuel the processes of growth, development, and reproduction. Most insect herbivores stronglyExpand
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Optimal foraging when regulating intake of multiple nutrients
There is growing evidence that, rather than maximizing energy intake subject to constraints, many animals attempt to regulate intake of multiple nutrients independently. In the complex diets ofExpand
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A geometric analysis of nutrient regulation in the generalist caterpillar Spodoptera littoralis (Boisduval).
Nutritional regulatory responses of the generalist caterpillar Spodoptera littoralis (Boisduval) were explored, in choice and no-choice experiments, using the Geometric Framework. In the choiceExpand
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Insect Sterol Nutrition and Physiology: A Global Overview
Abstract Unlike most animals, insects lack the capacity to synthesize sterols that are required in lipid biostructures, as precursors to important steroid hormones and as regulators of developmentalExpand
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  • Open Access
Metal hyperaccumulation in plants: mechanisms of defence against insect herbivores
Summary 1. To determine the mechanisms by which metal hyperaccumulation in plants could provide a chemical defence against insect herbivores, the feeding behaviour and performance of the desertExpand
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HERBIVORE FORAGING IN CHEMICALLY HETEROGENEOUS ENVIRONMENTS: NUTRIENTS AND SECONDARY METABOLITES
We provide an exemplar study for investigating the manner and extent to which plant secondary metabolites (PSMs) influence nutritional regulation in herbivores selecting among multiple foods. TwoExpand
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State-Dependent Learned Valuation Drives Choice in an Invertebrate
Humans and other vertebrates occasionally show a preference for items remembered to be costly or experienced when the subject was in a poor condition (this is known as a sunk-costs fallacy orExpand
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Importance of dietary nitrogen and carbohydrates to survival, growth, and reproduction in adults of the grasshopper Ageneotettix deorum (Orthoptera: Acrididae)
Abstract Key demographic traits in insect herbivores (survival, growth, and egg production) are often responsive to variation in diet quality, especially to dietary nitrogen (N) levels. SolubleExpand
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Coexisting generalist herbivores occupy unique nutritional feeding niches
  • S. Behmer, A. Joern
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 12 February 2008
A mainstay of ecological theory and practice is that coexisting species use different resources, leading to the local development of biodiversity. However, a problem arises for understandingExpand
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A comparison of nutritional regulation in solitarious- and gregarious-phase nymphs of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria.
Nutritional regulatory responses were compared for the cryptic 'solitarious' and the conspicuously coloured, aggregating 'gregarious' phases of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria. The desertExpand
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