15. Disasters by Design: Outbreaks along Urban Gradients

  1. Pedro Barbosa2,
  2. Deborah K. Letourneau3 and
  3. Anurag A. Agrawal4,5
  1. Michael J. Raupp2,
  2. Paula M. Shrewsbury2 and
  3. Dan A. Herms1

Published Online: 29 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118295205.ch15

Insect Outbreaks Revisited

Insect Outbreaks Revisited

How to Cite

Raupp, M. J., Shrewsbury, P. M. and Herms, D. A. (2012) Disasters by Design: Outbreaks along Urban Gradients, in Insect Outbreaks Revisited (eds P. Barbosa, D. K. Letourneau and A. A. Agrawal), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118295205.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 USA

  2. 3

    Environmental Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA

  3. 4

    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA

  4. 5

    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Entomology, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH 44691 USA

  2. 2

    Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337594

Online ISBN: 9781118295205

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Keywords:

  • applied perspectives;
  • disasters by design, outbreaks along urban gradients;
  • urbanization, land as forests, deserts, prairies;
  • arthropod pest outbreaks and urban gradient features;
  • features and mechanisms, contributing to outbreaks;
  • low biodiversity and catastrophic loss in cities;
  • impervious surfaces, water infiltration and drought stress;
  • phenological synchrony of host and herbivore;
  • predator–prey interaction effects;
  • top-down suppression relaxation of herbivores in cities

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Case studies of arthropod outbreaks along urban gradients

  • Features and mechanisms contributing to outbreaks

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References