Insects, plants and microclimate - Pelagic Publishing

Insects, plants and microclimate

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    • ecology
    • entomology
    • fieldwork
    • identification
    • insects
    • invertebrates
    • microclimate
    • plants
    • taxonomy


    Microclimate is the very local climate close to the ground or another surface. The microclimate around a plant is particularly complex and interesting, and an insect sitting on a leaf may be inhabiting a weather system completely different from the weather outside. An understanding of the microclimate around plants enables us to interpret the behaviour pattern of insects as they change through the day.

    The instruments needed for exploring microclimate need not be expensive - this book explains how many of them can be made at home or at school using inexpensive components. The colour illustrations provide a guide to the main groups of insects, and identification keys are listed for each.


    Sixth-form, undergraduate, postgraduate, field centre, ecological consultant, wildlife trust, conservation volunteer

    Table of Contents

    Weather and microclimate
    The climatic environment near the ground
    Plants and microclimate
    Insects and microclimate
    Insect identification
    Measuring microclimate
    Humidity calculation and tables
    Presenting microclimate data
    Some useful addresses
    References and further reading

    Bibliographic Information

    • 68 pages
    • B/w illustrations
    • 4 colour plates
    • BISAC NAT017000, SCI020000