Most available literature on cockroaches deals with domestic pests and the half dozen or
so other species that are easily and commonly kept in laboratories and museums. It reflects
the extensive efforts undertaken to find chinks in the armor of problematic cockroaches,
and the fact that certain species are ideal for physiological and behavioral investigations
under controlled conditions. These studies have been summarized in some
excellent books, including those by Guthrie and Tindall (1968), Cornwell (1968),Huber
et al. (1990), Bell and Adiyodi (1982a), and Rust et al. (1995).
I conceived of the courses that led to this book on sabbatical in
1999–2000, during my time as the Mote Eminent Scholar at Florida
State University and the Mote Marine Laboratory (a chair generously
funded by William R. Mote, who was a good friend of science). While at
FSU, I worked on a problem of life histories in fluctuating environments
with Joe Travis and we needed to construct log-normal random variables
of specified means and variances.
ASRM and the College of American Pathologists administer a reproductive
laboratory accreditation program for embryology labs to assure that they conform
to high national standards of quality. ASRM also produces ethics and practice
guidelines. Its affiliate, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
(SART), strictly monitors member clinics for adherence to ASRM guidelines,
accreditation of their embryology labs, qualification of their staff, and submission
of data to the CDC.
The Pest Risk Analysis on South American Leaf Blight, The Contingency Plan for South American Leaf
Blight of Rubber and the Model Work Plan for the Importation of Budded Stumps or Budwood of Hevea are
supporting documents for the implementation of the Regional Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No. 7 –
Guidelines for Protection against South American Leaf Blight of Rubber. These documents reflect the most
up-to-date progress of APPPC in terms of management of SALB and are essential references for protection
against SALB in Asia and Pacific region.
For portfolio managers the question if the rise in synchronization across national
equity markets is driven by fundamentals, and therefore likely to be permanent, or if it is
linked to the recent stock market bubble, and therefore temporary, is critical. This is because
portfolio managers have traditionally followed a top-down approach, first choosing countries
in which to invest and then selecting the best securities in each market.
John H. Vandermeer Ph.D., is a Margaret Davis Collegiate Professor in the
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor. His work has been in tropical agroecosystem ecology, tropical forest
ecology, and theoretical ecology. He is the author of over 150 scientific articles and
Professor Vandermeer was born in 1940 in Chicago, Illinois. He received his BS
in zoology from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, and his masters in
zoology from the University of Kansas.
Conversely, modern biological sciences (including even concepts such as molecular ecology) are intimately entwined and dependent on the methods developed through biotechnology and what is commonly thought of as the life sciences industry.