In the second edition of Insect Ecology, the authors take an evolutionary approach to the natural history and ecology of Australian insects. The adaptions of insects are viewed in terms of their effect at the behavioural, population and community level.

Inspired by research in Australian universities, the CSIRO and the various state departments of agriculture and primary industry, the book is designed to serve as an introductory or supporting text in schools and universities. It is and excellent reference for the research worker interested in those essential aspects of insect biology on which much current control is practised. As an introduction to insect ecology, it will have a popular appeal for natural history and gardening enthusiasts. The text has been extensively revised by the authors and a new chapter on insect populations added.

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Authored by E.G. Matthews and R.L. Kitching. Published by the University of Queensland Press of Queensland Australia in 1984. Soft cover bound, this Second Edition copy is in Very Good condition, covered in plastic and without a dust jacket. The size of the book is 216x143x14mm. ISBN 070221812x.

211 pp incl, subject index, index of common names and references. 9 b&w photos, 13 figures, 21 col photos in 6 plates. Binding on spine loosening.