2009

Hands-On Chemical Ecology

Simple Field and Laboratory Exercises

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ISBN: 978-1-4419-0377-8 (Print) 978-1-4419-0378-5 (Online)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. Field Experiments

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-6

      Mutualism: Effects of Ants on Aphids, Their Predators, and Host Plants

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      Pages 7-11

      Predatory Fish Responses to Prey Odors (Chemical Lures)

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      Pages 13-17

      Sour Grapes: Methyl Anthranilate as Feeding Repellent for Birds

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      Pages 19-24

      Responses of Small Mammals to Predator Odors in the Field

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      Pages 25-29

      Squirrels’ Avoidance of Predator Odors

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      Pages 31-35

      Squirrels, Acorns, and Tannins

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      Pages 37-42

      Field Grid for Testing Winter Feeding by Rabbits or Cottontails

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      Pages 43-50

      Food Choices by Mammalian Herbivores and the Role of Defense Compounds: Example Beaver

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      Pages 51-57

      Scent Marking in Free-Ranging Mammals. Examples: Beaver or Badger

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      Pages 59-61

      Capsaicin as Feeding Repellent for Mammals

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      Pages 63-65

      Search for “Chemical Ecology Stories” in the Forest or Other Ecosystem

  3. Laboratory Experiments

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 68-68

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      Pages 69-73

      Test for Cyanogenic Compounds in Plants

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      Pages 75-80

      Herbivory and a Simple Field Test for Total Phenolics in Trees

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      Pages 81-84

      Radial Diffusion Assay for Tannins

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      Pages 85-90

      Chemically induced defenses in phytoplankton

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      Pages 91-96

      Induced Defense: Herbivory on Juvenile vs. Adult Growth Stages of Trees

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      Pages 97-99

      Jasmonic Acid Effect on Plant Volatiles (or How to Make a Fern Smell Like a Rose)

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      Pages 101-104

      Effect of Tannins on Insect Feeding Behavior

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      Pages 105-108

      Leaf Disk Test: Bioassay of Effect of Tannins on Insect Feeding Behavior

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      Pages 109-113

      Two-Way Choice Test for Social Odors in Mice

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