By Alex Córdoba-Aguilar

This 20-chapter, edited quantity synthesizes a lot of the learn that has been carried out on dragonflies and damselflies. Divided into sections (one on ecological reviews, the opposite on evolutionary/life-history studies), this booklet has chapters written by means of favorite researchers within the box of odonatology. It offers concise experiences of subject matters comparable to odonates as symptoms, conservation, life-history tradeoffs, and sexual choice.

The book's target market is for different odonatologists, and it'd be tremendous worthy for college students simply getting begun in that box. although, its steep cost (rather remarkably so, given the inability of colour pictures and narrow measurement) may possibly make it prohibitively dear for college students on the cheap. I count on that my replica might be borrowed often!

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For a strong test of adult interactions driving temporal patterns, one could conduct removal or exclusion experiments, removing focal species from study ponds and comparing the partitioning of time to that found in ponds in which the adult odonate community was intact. If interactions among adults do drive shifts in phenology, then one would predict that the larval communities would differ as well.

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