Chapter 10. Risk Assessment and Host Exploitation Strategies in Insect Parasitoids

  1. Éric Wajnberg,
  2. Carlos Bernstein and
  3. Jacques van Alphen
  1. Luc-Alain Giraldeau and
  2. Guy Boivin

Published Online: 7 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696200.ch10

Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids: From Theoretical Approaches to Field Applications

Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids: From Theoretical Approaches to Field Applications

How to Cite

Giraldeau, L.-A. and Boivin, G. (2008) Risk Assessment and Host Exploitation Strategies in Insect Parasitoids, in Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids: From Theoretical Approaches to Field Applications (eds É. Wajnberg, C. Bernstein and J. van Alphen), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696200.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 15 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405163477

Online ISBN: 9780470696200

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Keywords:

  • insect parasitoids;
  • risk assessment;
  • host parasitization;
  • animals;
  • sorex araneus

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Optimal Foraging Approach

  • The Logic of Risk Sensitivity in a Foraging Context

  • Explaining Risk-Proneness: not Enough to Survive

  • Explaining Risk-Aversion: more than Enough to Survive

  • The Energy Budget Rule

  • Are Insects Risk-Sensitive?

  • Applying the Logic of Risk-Sensitivity to Host Patch Choice in Parasitoids

  • The Relative Fitness Rule

  • Evidence for Pre-Requisites of Risk-Sensitivity in Parasitoid Egg-Laying

  • Conclusions

  • References