Aphid Ecology An optimization approach

@inproceedings{Dixon1985AphidEA,
  title={Aphid Ecology An optimization approach},
  author={Anthony F. G. Dixon},
  booktitle={Springer Netherlands},
  year={1985}
}
  • A. Dixon
  • Published in Springer Netherlands 1985
  • Environmental Science
Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Feeding Behaviour and Food Quality. 3. Host Specificity and Speciation. 4. Size. 5. Resource Tracking: Mechanism - Cyclical Parthenogenesis. 6. Resource Tracking: Mechanism - Polyphenism. 7. Resource Tracking in Time. 8. Resource Tracking in Space. 9. Population Dynamics. 10. Community Structure and Species Diversity. 11. Epilogue. References. Index. 
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