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CABI Book Chapter

Insect conservation biology.

Book cover for Insect conservation biology.


These proceedings contain papers on insect conservation biology that are classified under 3 themes: (1) the current status of insect conservation, and major avenues for progress and hindrances (6 papers); (2) insects as model organisms in conservation biology (6 papers); and (3) future directions in insect conservation biology (6 papers).


Chapter 7 (Page no: 144)

Insects and bioindication: theory and progress.

The diverse and important roles of insects as biological indicators of environmental condition and change are described. A brief overview of the field, and synthesis of the taxa, environments and forms of bioindication that appear in recent literature is presented. The methodological process by which bioindication systems are developed is summarized, and significant technical developments in ecological bioindication and progress in biodiversity indication are highlighted. The policy interface and theory of bioindication are mentioned.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Insect conservation in temperate biomes: issues, progress and prospects. Author(s): Stewart, A. J. A. New, T. R.
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: 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
  • Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9781845932541
  • Record Number
  • 20073210683