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Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research

Alex Córdoba-Aguilar


This book is a collection of nineteen chapters where summaries of major ecological and evolutionary questions have been asked and responded using dragonflies and damselflies as study subjects. Each chapter is written by a well-respected scientist. The topics covered are: demography, population and community ecology, life-history, distribution, abundance, migration, conservation, applied use, predator-prey interactions, mating isolation, lifetime reproductive success estimates, reproduction vs. survival, parasite-host relationships, cryptic female choice, sexual conflict, territoriality, sex-li ... More

Keywords: population ecology, community ecology, migration, conservation, evolution, predator-prey interactions, sex-limited colour polymorphisms, sexual size diamorphism

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199230693
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230693.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alex Córdoba-Aguilar, editor
Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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CHAPTER 1 Introduction

Alex Córdoba-Aguilar

SECTION I Studies in ecology

CHAPTER 2 Mark–recapture studies and demography

Adolfo Cordero-Rivera, and Robby Stoks

CHAPTER 4 Life-history plasticity under time stress in damselfly larvae

Robby Stoks, Frank Johansson, and Marjan De Block

CHAPTER 9 Valuing dragonflies as service providers

John P. Simaika, and Michael J. Samways

SECTION II Studies in evolution

CHAPTER 10 Evolution of morphological defences

Frank Johansson, and Dirk Johannes Mikolajewski

CHAPTER 11 Interspecific interactions and premating reproductive isolation

Katja Tynkkynen, Janne S. Kotiaho, and Erik I. Svensson

CHAPTER 15 Cryptic female choice and sexual conflict

Alex Córdoba-Aguilar, and Adolfo Cordero-Rivera

CHAPTER 16 Territoriality in odonates

Jukka Suhonen, Markus J. Rantala, and Johanna Honkavaara

CHAPTER 17 The evolution of sex-limited colour polymorphism

Hans Van Gossum, Tom N. Sherratt, and Adolfo Cordero-Rivera

CHAPTER 18 Sexual size dimorphism: patterns and processes

Martín Alejandro Serrano-Meneses, Alex Córdoba-Aguilar, and Tamás Székely

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