Population And Community Ecology

Population and community level studies are within the scope of insect ecology. Although the species is the focal biological entity for agricultural entomology, for management purposes it is essential to understand population and community level processes. Populations are assemblages of conspecific individuals within a defined geographical area (e.g., a crop field, a river valley, a mountain chain). Many insects have a large reproductive capacity. As calculated by Borror, Triplehorn, and Johnson, a pair of fruit flies (Drosophila), for

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