10. The Ecological Consequences of Insect Outbreaks
- Pedro Barbosa2,
- Deborah K. Letourneau3 and
- Anurag A. Agrawal4,5
Published Online: 29 JUN 2012
Copyright © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Insect Outbreaks Revisited
How to Cite
Yang, L. H. (2012) The Ecological Consequences of Insect Outbreaks, in Insect Outbreaks Revisited (eds P. Barbosa, D. K. Letourneau and A. A. Agrawal), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118295205.ch10
Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 USA
Environmental Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA
Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA
- Published Online: 29 JUN 2012
- Published Print: 27 JUL 2012
Print ISBN: 9781444337594
Online ISBN: 9781118295205
- ecological consequences of insect outbreaks;
- outbreaking insects as consumers;
- direct negative effects of consumption;
- insect “outbreaks,” “plagues,” and “irruptions”;
- community consequences of insect outbreaks;
- outbreaking insects, communities via multiple mechanisms;
- heterogeneity effects at higher trophic levels;
- outbreaking insects as resources;
- outbreak herbivory, regulating diversity of natural systems
This chapter contains sections titled:
Outbreaking insects as consumers: Does outbreak herbivory reduce plant growth?
Outbreaking insects as ecosystem engineers: How do insect outbreaks affect succession?
Outbreaking insects as competitors: Do insect outbreaks increase competition?
Outbreaking insects as resources: Do insect outbreaks increase resource availability?
Key themes and future directions