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A rapid flotation-sieving technique for extracting nematodes from soil
By D. W. Byrd, Jr, C. J. Nusbaum, and K. R. Barker
Plant Disease Reporter, Vol. 50: 954-956, 1966

Efficiency of extraction of nematodes by flotation-sieving using molasses and sugar and by elutriation
By R. Rodriguez-Kabana and Peggy S. King
Journal of Nematology, Volume 7, No. 1, 1975

Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity
By Howell V. Daly, John T. Doyen, Alexander H. Purcell III
Oxford University Press, 1998
A very good textbook for initial research and learning about insects. It lays a nice foundation.

Farming with Soil Life
By Jennifer Hopwood, Stephanie Frischie, Emily May, and Eric Lee-Mader
SARE, 2021
This book can be downloaded or purchased. It offers family overviews of inverts living in our soil and how they benefit our soil.

Insects and the Plant Surface
By Barrie Juniper and Sir Richard Southwood
Edward Arnold Ltd, 1986
Understanding how the surface of a plant affects an insects explains some insect behavior. The surface is a protective mechanism for the plant in various ways. As related to insects, it repels, attracts, and protects. It explains why some insects prefer undersides of leaves for ovipositing or why large leaves are more preferred; these are examples of the myriad of variables.

Interrelationship Between Insects and Plants
By Pierre Jolivet
CRC Press, 1998
Provides a nice overview of plant and insect relationships, discussing mechanical, structural, and chemical attractants, stimulants, and diversions.

Hidden Company that Trees Keep: Life from Treetops to Root Tips
By James B. Nardi
Princeton University Press, 2023
A delightful, easy-to-read book that details insects and other wildlife that use our trees.

The Light & Smith manual: Intertidal invertebrates from Central California to Oregon, 4th edition
By Carlton J.T., ed.
UC Press, Berkeley‒Los Angeles‒London. 1019 pp., 2007

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