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Contents Contributors Preface Part 1 Current issues in behavioral ecology of insect parasitoids 1 Optimal foraging behavior and efficient biological control methods Nick J. Mills and ¿ric Wajnberg 2 Parasitoid fitness: from a simple idea to an intricate concept Minus van Baalen and Lia Hemerik 3 Parasitoid foraging and oviposition behavior in the field George E. Heimpel and J¿r¿me Casas 4 Behavior influences whether intra-guild predation disrupts herbivore suppression by parasitoids William E. Snyder and Anthony R. Ives 5 Chemical and behavioral ecology in insect parasitoids: how to behave optimally in a complex odorous environment? Monika Hilker and Jeremy McNeil 6 Parasitoid and host nutritional physiology in behavioral ecology Michael R. Strand and J¿r¿me Casas 7 Food-searching in parasitoids: the dilemma of choosing between ?immediate? or future fitness gains Carlos Bernstein and Mark Jervis 8 Information acquisition, information processing, and patch time allocation in insect parasitoids Jacques J.M. van Alphen and Carlos Bernstein 9 Competition and asymmetric wars of attrition in insect parasitoids Patsy Haccou and Jacques J.M. van Alphen 10 Risk assessment and host exploitation strategies in insect parasitoids Luc-Alain Giraldeau and Guy Boivin Part 2 Extension of behavioral ecology of insect parasitoids to other fields 11 Multitrophic interactions and parasitoid behavioral ecology Louise E.M. Vet and H. Charles J. Godfray 12 Parasitoid sex ratios and biological control Paul J. Ode and Ian C.W. Hardy 13 Linking foraging and dynamics Michael B. Bonsall and Carlos Bernstein 14 Linking behavioral ecology to the study of host resistance and parasitoid counter-resistance Alex R. Kraaijeveld and H. Charles J. Godfray Part 3 Methodological issues in behavioral ecology 15 State-dependent problems for parasitoids: case studies and solutions Bernard Roitberg and Pierre Bernhard 16 A Bayesian approach to optimal foraging in parasitoids Jean-S¿bastien Pierre and Richard F. Green 17 Finding optimal behaviors with genetic algorithms Thomas S. Hoffmeister and ¿ric Wajnberg 18 Statistical tools for analyzing data on behavioral ecology of insect parasitoids ¿ric Wajnberg and Patsy Haccou Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Parasitic insects -- Behavior.
Parasitoids -- Behavior.
Parasitic insects -- Ecology.
Parasitoids -- Ecology.
Insect pests -- Biological control.