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Entomology at the Land Grant University
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Insects affect the health and well-being of humans every day, everywhere, so the entomology departments that study them make a crucial contribution to many aspects of life. Indeed, agricultural success in the United States and other countries depends upon the work of entomology departments within the land grant system at universities across the nation. Entomology at the Land Grant University is a thorough look at how entomology departments have adapted to shifting demographics, changes in land use patterns, environmental issues, and advances in the life sciences. It also highlights the leadership of entomologists in their multifaceted roles as researchers, teachers, and consultants. With world-renowned contributors from both academia and industry, this volume is the culmination of a series of mini-symposia celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University. The centenary was a time to reflect on past accomplishments and to plan for future challenges, spotlighting the academic, scientific, economic, and social importance of entomology. The result is a broad-brushed picture of a discipline that at its best represents the highest virtues of fundamental and applied science, with topics such as: - fulfilling the land grant university mission - roles of entomology departments - the function of the extension service - the global reach of entomological research - civic education in insect management - genetic engineering - future innovations in pest management and insecticide design Not just for entomologists, this insightful look into the workings of a university department within the context of a rapidly changing scientific, social, and economic climate will appeal to anyone associated with a land grant university, extension or regulatory agency, or related industry.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Part I: Entomology: Fulfilling the Land Grant University Mission
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. 1. Contributions of Entomology to the Mission of the Twenty-First-Century Land Grant University
  2. pp. 3-13
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  1. 2. Entomology: A Major Component of Pest Management at the University of California in the Twenty-First Century
  2. pp. 14-23
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  1. 3. The Texas A&M University Department of Entomology: A Model of Commitment to the Land Grant University Mission
  2. pp. 24-34
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  1. Part II: The Multiple Roles of Entomology Departments: Past, Present, and Future
  2. pp. 35-36
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  1. 4. The Three-Function Department of Entomology: Is It Really Suited or Ideally Suited for the Next Century?
  2. pp. 37-46
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  1. 5. Integration of Entomology Research,Teaching, and Extension: The Past, Present, and Future at the University of Florida
  2. pp. 47-55
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  1. 6. Strengthening a Department of Entomology through Integrating Teaching, Research, and Extension Functions
  2. pp. 56-62
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  1. Part III: Development and Delivery of Science-Based Knowledge to the Public
  2. pp. 63-64
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  1. 7. Science and Stakeholders: New, Traditional, and Nontraditional Ways of Doing Business
  2. pp. 65-79
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  1. 8. Taking the University to the People: The Changing Role of Extension Entomology
  2. pp. 80-91
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  1. 9. Technology Transfer: The Art and Science
  2. pp. 92-104
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  1. 10. Adoption of IPM by End-Users: Methods and Motivation
  2. pp. 105-116
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  1. Part IV: Entomology: A Model for Pest Management Research and for the Advancement of Science
  2. pp. 117-118
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  1. 11. Ecological Theory and Biological Control of Insect Pests
  2. pp. 119-126
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  1. 12. Metapopulations, Fragmentation, and Connectivity: Implications for Insect Populations
  2. pp. 127-141
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  1. 13. Coevolution of Resistance and Virulence in Host-Parasitoid Interactions
  2. pp. 142-164
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  1. 14. A New Look at the Coevolution of the Insect-Plant Relationship and Its Relevance to Agriculture
  2. pp. 165-192
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  1. Part V: Entomology: A Science for All Society
  2. pp. 193-194
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  1. 15. Celluloid Entomology
  2. pp. 195-206
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  1. 16. Our War with the Insects: Analysis of Lost Battles
  2. pp. 207-223
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  1. 17. Entomology Courses: Conduits for Educating the Public about Science
  2. pp. 224-236
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  1. Part VI: Global Issues in Entomology: Human Health, Biodiversity, and Sustainability
  2. pp. 237-238
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  1. 18. Viruses, Vectors, and Virus Vectors
  2. pp. 239-251
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  1. 19. Insects: Ambassadors for Biodiversity Conversation
  2. pp. 252-263
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  1. 20. How Can Entomology Contribute to Sustainable Crop Protection?
  2. pp. 264-277
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  1. 21. Sustainable Pest Management for Global Food Security: Examples of Approaches in Africa
  2. pp. 278-302
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  1. Part VII: The Future of Entomological Research
  2. pp. 303-304
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  1. 22. Evolutionary Pest Management: An Approach to the Twenty-First Century
  2. pp. 305-315
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  1. 23. Genetic Engineering of Insects: Current and Future Applications
  2. pp. 316-327
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  1. 24. Driving Forces for Target-Based Insecticide Design in the Twenty-First Century
  2. pp. 328-338
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 339-341
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