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Ecological Society of America

Volume 87, Number 4
October 2006

Cover Photo: Herbivory on the species-rich tropical genus Inga is largely restricted to young leaves. On Barro Colorado Island, Panama (BCI), with 11 common species of Inga, many caterpillar species attack only 1–4 species of this genus. A single species of gelechiid caterpillar fed on 10 species of Inga. Observations of this caterpillar’s feeding patterns showed that the availability of young leaves, competition from other herbivores, and to some extent parasitism rates determined preferences among the various species of Inga. Ants visit the leaves during the day to feed on the extrafloral nectaries of Inga leaves, but evidently do not deter use of the leaves by caterpillars. The authors found no correlation between the abundance of the gelechiid and the numbers of aggressive ants on the leaves. It appears that leaf rolling (not illustrated here) discourages parasitism and interference by ants to some degree. This photograph (and others featured in this issues' Photo Gallery) was taken in connection with the article, “Food quality, competition, and parasitism influence feeding preference in a neotropical lepidopteran” by Thomas A Kursar, Brett T. Wolfe, Mary Jane Epps, and Phyllis D. Coley, tentatively scheduled to appear in Ecology 87(12), December 2006.

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Society Notices

Call for Nominations: ESA Awards
Student Awards for Excellence in Ecology
2006 Student Award Judges
NSF Student Travel Awards

Resolution of Respect: Syunro Utida

Society Actions
ESA Awards for 2006

Murray F. Buell Award
E. Lucy Braun Award
Robert H. MacArthur Award
William S. Cooper Award
George Mercer Award
Eugene P. Odum Award
Sustainability Science Award
Corporate Award
Honorary Member Award
Distinguished Service Citation
Eminent Ecologist Award

Minutes of the 8–9 May Governing Board Meeting Annual Reports

Reports of the Executive Director and Staff
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Plant Populations Ecology Section
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PHOTO GALLERY: Images from upcoming articles in our scientific journals
Feeding Preferences in a Neotropical Lepidopteran. T. A. Kursar, B. T. Wolfe, M. J. Epps, and P. D. Coley

Assessing Tiger Population Dynamics. Ullas Karanth, James D. Nichols, N. Samba Kumar, and James E. Hines


Some Reflections on ESA: Then and Now. G. E. Likens

A Response to the ESA Position Paper on Biological Invasions. B. P. Caton

A Reply to B. P. Caton’s Response. D. M. Lodge, D. A. Andow, P. D. Boersma, and R. V. Pouyat

Adding Ecological Considerations to “Environmental” Accounting. D. A. Bainbridge

A History of the Ecological Sciences, Part 22. Early European Naturalists in Eastern North America. F. N. Egerton

Rachel Carson and Mid-Twentieth Century Ecology. W. Dritschilo

Public Affairs Perspective

Congressional Staff Get Their Feet Muddy with Wetlands Scientists

Best MAMAs (Maxims, Analogies, Metaphors, ...) Contest, and Contest Outcomes

Reports of Symposia at the ESA Annual Meeting
Ecological Effects of Gulf Coast Hurricanes. C. Jackson
What is an Icon? A. M. Ellison
Urban Fodd Webs: Predators, Prey, and the People Who Feed Them. P. Warren et al.
Closing Plenary Lunch: Summing Up. S. T. Michaletz

Society Section and Chapter News
Canada Chapter Newsletter
Southeastern Chapter Newsletter

Meeting Calendar

International Biogeography Society. Tenerife, Canary Islands.

Evolutionary Change in Human-altered Environments. Institute of the Environment, University of California, Los Angeles, California


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