© 2006

Galling Arthropods and Their Associates

Ecology and Evolution

  • Kenichi Ozaki
  • Junichi Yukawa
  • Takayuki Ohgushi
  • Peter W. Price
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Biodiversity and Community Structure

  3. Biological Control and Galling Arthropods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Karsten Schönrogge, Seiichi Moriya, George Melika, Zoë Randle, Tracey Begg, Alexandre Aebi et al.
      Pages 91-101
    3. Alexandra Aebi, Karsten Schönrogge, George Melika, Alberto Alma, Giovanni Bosio, Ambra Quacchia et al.
      Pages 103-121
    4. Carolyn C. Pike, Daniel J. Robison, Lawrence P. Abrahamson
      Pages 123-132
  4. Galling Arthropods - Plant Interactions

About these proceedings


This book is the result of an international symposium on gall-inducing arthropods, which was held September 5-9, 2005, in Kyoto, Japan. It was organized as the 4th international symposium on gall-inducing insects and as the symposium of the In­ ternational Union of Forestry Research Organizations (lUFRO) working group, 7.03.02, Gall-Inducing Insects. The book addresses recent developments in the ecology, evolution, systematics, physiology, and biodiversity of gall-inducing arthropods, with individual contri­ butions ranging in scope from detailed descriptions to profoundly synthetic stud­ ies. One underlying theme of the book is the various impacts of gall induction that indirectly affect insect communities on the host plant. The other important contri­ bution is the highly intricate and dynamic interactions between galling arthropods and their uniquely specialized host plants. Included also are chapters that discuss biodiversity and distribution patterns of gall-inducing arthropods, and biological control of invasive gall-inducing arthropods and of invasive trees. We believe that this book makes an important contribution to the knowledge of galling arthropods and their associates and to the development of robust, general principles of the ecology and evolution of these organisms.


Adaptation Ecology Tempo biodiversity development evolution insect physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenichi Ozaki
    • 1
  • Junichi Yukawa
    • 2
  • Takayuki Ohgushi
    • 3
  • Peter W. Price
    • 4
  1. 1.Forestry and Forest Products Research InstituteTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Kyushu University MuseumFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Center for Ecological ResearchKyoto UniversityOtsuJapan
  4. 4.Department of Biological SciencesNorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA

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