4. The Role of Ecological Stoichiometry in Outbreaks of Insect Herbivores

  1. Pedro Barbosa2,
  2. Deborah K. Letourneau3 and
  3. Anurag A. Agrawal4,5
  1. Eric M. Lind1 and
  2. Pedro Barbosa2

Published Online: 29 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118295205.ch4

Insect Outbreaks Revisited

Insect Outbreaks Revisited

How to Cite

Lind, E. M. and Barbosa, P. (2012) The Role of Ecological Stoichiometry in Outbreaks of Insect Herbivores, in Insect Outbreaks Revisited (eds P. Barbosa, D. K. Letourneau and A. A. Agrawal), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118295205.ch4

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 Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108 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:

  • ecological stoichiometry in insect herbivore outbreak;
  • insect herbivores, “top-down” and “bottom-up” regulations;
  • ecological and biological stoichiometry;
  • limitation or mismatch degree, herbivores and host plant food;
  • GRH and insect outbreaks;
  • host plant stoichiometry, and variance;
  • plant lineages, and distinct elemental stoichiometry;
  • plant stoichiometry variance, nutrient ratios and density-dependent;
  • ecological stoichiometry and natural enemy regulation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ecological and biological stoichiometry

  • Nutrient ratios and insect herbivory

  • The growth rate hypothesis and insect outbreaks

  • Variance in host plant stoichiometry and insect outbreaks

  • Outbreak population dynamics models incorporating stoichiometry

  • Impact of insect outbreaks on plant and environmental stoichiometry

  • Ecological stoichiometry and natural enemy regulation of outbreaks

  • Conclusions

  • References