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Insect conservation biology.

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Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Insect conservation in temperate biomes: issues, progress and prospects.

The interests and priorities for insect conservation in the better-documented and generally less species-rich northern temperate regions and in the more poorly understood, but more diverse biomes of southern temperate regions are described, largely focusing on experiences in the UK and Australia. Conservation threats to temperate insects (habitat change, impact of introduced species, impacts of biological control agents on nontarget species, extinction cascades, and insidious threats) are briefly discussed.

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Chapter: 2 (Page no: 34) Insect conservation in tropical forests. Author(s): Lewis, O. T. Basset, Y.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 57) The conservation value of insect breeding programmes: rationale, evaluation tools and example programme cases studies. Author(s): Pearce-Kelly, P. Morgan, R. Honan, P. Barrett, P. Perrotti, L. Magdich, M. Daniel, B. A. Sullivan, E. Veltman, K. Clarke, D. Moxey, T. Spencer, W.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 76) What have Red Lists done for us? The values and limitations of protected species listing for invertebrates. Author(s): Warren, M. S. Bourn, N. Brereton, T. Fox, R. Middlebrook, I. Parsons, M. S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 92) Species conservation and landscape management: a habitat perspective. Author(s): Dennis, R. L. H. Shreeve, T. G. Sheppard, D. A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 127) Implementing ecological networks for conserving insect and other biodiversity. Author(s): Samways, M. J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 144) Insects and bioindication: theory and progress. Author(s): McGeoch, M. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 175) Insect populations in fragmented habitats. Author(s): Hanski, I. Pöyry, J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 203) Monitoring biodiversity: measuring long-term changes in insect abundance. Author(s): Conrad, K. F. Fox, R. Woiwod, I. P.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 226) The conservation of ecological interactions. Author(s): Memmott, J. Gibson, R. Carvalheiro, L. G. Henson, K. Heleno, R. H. Mikel, M. L. Pearce, S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 245) Insects and climate change: processes, patterns and implications for conservation. Author(s): Wilson, R. J. Davies, Z. G. Thomas, C. D.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 280) Conservation genetics for insects. Author(s): Thompson, D. J. Watts, P. C. Saccheri, I. J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 301) Broadening benefits to insects from wider conservation agendas. Author(s): New, T. R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 322) The extinction of experience: a threat to insect conservation? Author(s): Cheesman, O. D. Key, R. S.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 349) Insects as providers of ecosystem services: crop pollination and pest control. Author(s): Kremen, C. Chaplin-Kramer, R.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 383) Insect conservation in agricultural landscapes. Author(s): Tscharntke, T. Tylianakis, J. M. Wade, M. R. Wratten, S. D. Bengtsson, J. Kleijn, D.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 405) Genetically modified crops and insect conservation. Author(s): Woiwod, I. P. Schuler, T. H.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 431) Insect conservation: progress and prospects. Author(s): Lewis, O. T. New, T. R. Stewart, A. J. A.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Biology and Environmental Science, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9781845932541
  • Record Number
  • 20073210677