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Evolutionary Ecology of Plant-Herbivore Interaction

Editors: Nuñez-Farfán, Juan, Valverde, Pedro Luis (Eds.)

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  • The book covers a wide variety of novel topics in the interactions between plants, herbivores, parasites and pathogens. Studies cover scales ranging from populations to ecosystems, in wild and domesticated plant species alike. Includes examples from micro- and macro-evolutionary studies

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Plant-herbivore interactions are a central topic in evolutionary ecology. Historically, their study has been a cornerstone for coevolutionary theory. Starting from classic ecological studies at the phenotypic level, it has since expanded to molecular and genomic approaches. After a historical perspective, the book’s subsequent chapters cover a wide range of topics: from populations to ecosystems; plant- and herbivore-focused studies; in natural and in man-modified ecosystems; and both micro- and macro-evolutionary levels. All chapters include valuable background information and empirical evidence. Given its scope, the book will be of interest to both students and researchers, and will hopefully stimulate further research in this exciting field of evolutionary biology.

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Juan Núñez-Farfán has been a Professor at the Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Institute of Ecology, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), since 1993. He earned his PhD at UNAM (1991) and completed his postdoctoral studies at the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University (1991-1993). He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Connecticut (1999-2000), where he worked on plasticity with Professor C.D. Schlichting. Dr. Núñez-Farfán is currently investigating the ecological genetics of plant defenses against herbivores, particularly with the plant Datura stramonium, using population and quantitative genetics. He has served as Director of the Graduate Program in Biology at UNAM, and was the founder President of the Ecological Society of Mexico (SCME). He teaches evolution and quantitative genetics to undergraduate and graduate students. 

Pedro Luis Valverde received his Bachelor’s degree from the Metropolitan Autonomous University, Campus Iztapalapa (UAMI) in Mexico City, in 1990. Since 1992 he has been a faculty member at the Department of Biology, UAMI. He completed his Master of Science in Ecology and his Doctorate in Ecology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1994 and 2001, respectively. From 2010 to 2012, he conducted research on natural selection and resistance to herbivores at the University of Seville, Spain. His chief research interests are in plant-animal interactions and the evolutionary ecology of plant defenses against herbivorous insects, as well as the reproductive biology and ecology of Cactaceae. Presently, Dr. Valverde is President of the Ecological Society of Mexico (SCME).

 



Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction: Evolutionary Ecology of Plant-Herbivore Interactions

    Pages 1-11

    Núñez-Farfán, Juan (et al.)

  • Role of Trichomes in Plant Stress Biology

    Pages 15-35

    Kaur, Jasleen (et al.)

  • Resource Allocation and Defence Against Herbivores in Wild and Model Plants

    Pages 37-61

    Avila-Sakar, Germán

  • Toward a Unifying Quest for an Understanding of Tolerance Mechanisms to Herbivore Damage and Its Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics

    Pages 63-86

    Camargo, Iván Darío

  • Natural Selection of Plant Defense Against Herbivores in Native and Non-native Ranges

    Pages 87-105

    Núñez-Farfán, Juan (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolutionary Ecology of Plant-Herbivore Interaction
Editors
  • Juan Nuñez-Farfán
  • Pedro Luis Valverde
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46012-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46012-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-46011-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 376
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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