The Conservation of Insects and Their Habitats

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N.M. Collins
Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 468 pages
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The Conservation of Insects and their Habitats is a compilation of papers presented in the 15th Symposium of the Royal Entomological Society of London held at the Department of Physics Lecture Theatre Imperial College, London, on September 14-15, 1989.
The papers cover topics on the diversity of entomological habitats and ecologicalroles around the world, and highlight the value of insects to humanity. Some practical proposals for conservation, especially in tropical forests and on islands, where their diversity is greatest, are also given.
This book will add to the continuing force for the conservation and protection of biological diversity of the Earth.
 

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An excellent complication of some very key work on Insect Conservation. The topics covered include work on insect conservation specific ecosystems such as woodland and farmland, as well as the implications of increasing fragmentation on insect populations and metapopulations. Global research is presented from Australia, north America, northern and eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. Some of the research papers presented in this proceedings are difficult to acquire on thier own, so this digital copy is invaluable. 

Contents

Conservation of a Continental Insect Fauna
33
Chapter 4 The Conservation of Island Insects and their Habitats
71
Chapter 5 The Conservation of Insects and their Habitats in Northern and Eastern Europe
109
Chapter 6 Mediterranean Insect Conservation
121
Chapter 7 Fragmentation Isolation and Mobility of Insect Populations
143
Past Present and Potential for Insects
155
Chapter 9 Lepidoptera as Indicators of Change in the Seminatural Grasslands of Lowland and Upland Europe
213
Chapter 10 Conserving Insects of Aquatic and Wetland Habitats with Special Reference to Beetles
237
Chapter 11 Creating New and Successional Habitats for Arthropods
263
Chapter 12 The Conservation of Insects on Arable Farmland
293
Chapter 13 The Utilization and Value of Nondomesticated Insects
319
Insects as Indicators
349
Chapter 15 Insects and Tropical Forest Conservation
405
Chapter 16 Poster Presentations
425
Index
433
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