>The students will have a variety of backgrounds,
>abilities and interests, coming from our focus group and from our other
>focus groups such as evolution/ecology and physiology/behavior.
>So I guess the bottom line is that I'm looking for a text book that
>covers a broad range of material (i.e., not just plant-insect or
>plant-pathogen or plant-hervivore, etc.) and goes into sufficient detail
>for graduate students (and to keep us all entertained).
I'm not at all sure such a book exists and if one covered all animal-plant
interactions I can't imagine it would be in any great detail, although I could
have missed a text somewhere along the line. The best stuff I read when I was
doing courses like this were more specific, although you would clearly prefer
otherwise. Two I would suggest would be:
Crawley, M.J. (1983) Herbivory: the dynamics of plant-animal interactions. Blackwell
Strong, D.R. Lawton, J.H. and Southwood, R. (1984) Insects on plants. Blackwell.
These are both splendid and Crawley looks at the interactions from both sides of the