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Reviewing the background and ethics of insect conservation as well as current threats to insect diversity, this book explains the reasoning behind, and the techniques used, to maintain and protect insect diversity. Insect conservation has recently become a significant component of conservation biology because insects make up such a large proportion of total species numbers and biomass.Read more
- A unique synthesis of a major component of conservation biology
- Up to date appraisal of an important and rapidly developing topic
- Broad coverage from ethics, insect success, threats to insects, and management proposals, and educational and social issues
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"This book is an elegant summary of why insects need to be conserved, what the key threats to insects are and what steps are available for conserving insects."
Gretchen LeBuhn, EcologySee more reviews
"Th[is] book is very well written, it is well organized, global in its perspective, and appeals at an intuitive ... level. It could very well be used as a university-level textbook for a course in insect conservation biology."
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- Date Published: February 2005
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521783385
- length: 354 pages
- dimensions: 254 x 180 x 22 mm
- weight: 0.871kg
- contains: 134 b/w illus.
Table of Contents
Part I. The Need for Insect Diversity Conservation:
1. Ethical foundation for insect conservation
2. The special case of insects in conservation biology
3. Insects and the conservation of ecosystem processes
Part II. Insects and the Changing World:
4. Degradation and fragmentation of ecosystems
5. Responses by insects to the changing land mosaic
6. Threats from invasive aliens, biological control, and genetic engineering
7. Global climate change and synergistic impacts
Part III. Conserving and Managing Insect Diversity:
8. Methods, approaches, and prioritization criteria
9. Mapping, inventorying, and monitoring
10. Managing for insect diversity
11. Restoration of insect diversity
12. Conventions and social issues in insect diversity conservation
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