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Radar entomology: observing insect flight and migration.

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This book (10 chapters) covers radar entomology and its application in the study and monitoring of insect flight and migration. Chapter 1 provides a general introduction to both radar and the biological phenomena that entomologists have studied with radars. An outline of alternative and complementary methods for studying insect movement and a brief historical account of developments in the field a...

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Chapter 13 (Page no: 312)

Migrations of pest and beneficial insects.

This chapter summarizes the findings from some radar-based field studies of migrations of insect species of major economic importance in Africa, North America and East Asia. Similar investigations that have been made, mostly quite recently, of the migratory flights of beneficial insects (predators and parasitoids) are also presented. Studies on the following insect pests are included: Oedaleus senegalensis and other Sahelian grasshoppers, Choristoneura fumiferana in Canada, Nilaparvata lugens and other planthoppers and leafhoppers in China and the Philippines, Mythimna separata, Loxostege sticticalis, Helicoverpa armigera, Spodoptera exigua, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis and Omiodes indicata.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Drake, V. A. Reynolds, D. R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 13) Remote sensing and insect observation. Author(s): Drake, V. A. Reynolds, D. R.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 22) Radar principles. Author(s): Drake, V. A. Reynolds, D. R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 49) Insects as radar targets. Author(s): Drake, V. A. Reynolds, D. R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 74) Entomological radar designs. Author(s): Drake, V. A. Reynolds, D. R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 100) Observing insects with radar I: Performance, surveillance and target characterization. Author(s): Drake, V. A. Reynolds, D. R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 129) Observing insects with radar II: Quantitative estimation and parameter retrieval. Author(s): Drake, V. A. Reynolds, D. R.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 163) Additional radar, radar-like and radio technologies for insect observation. Author(s): Drake, V. A. Reynolds, D. R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 190) Insect migration, its quantification and the role of the atmosphere. Author(s): Drake, V. A. Reynolds, D. R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 219) Insect migratory flight I: The principal features. Author(s): Drake, V. A. Reynolds, D. R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 254) Insect migratory flight II: Concentrations and disturbances. Author(s): Drake, V. A. Reynolds, D. R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 282) Insect migration, population movements and pest management. Author(s): Drake, V. A. Reynolds, D. R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 347) Insect foraging movements. Author(s): Drake, V. A. Reynolds, D. R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 376) Insect echo on meteorological radars. Author(s): Drake, V. A. Reynolds, D. R.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 409) Radar entomology: perspectives and prospects. Author(s): Drake, V. A. Reynolds, D. R.