Biology of the Springtails: (Insecta: Collembola)

Hardcover | February 1, 1997

byStephen P. Hopkin

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Springtails are the most numerous and wide-spread insects in terrestrial ecosystems. They are important ecotoxicological test organisms and have been used extensively to indicate the effects of environmental pollutants and different agricultural regimes on biodiversity in soils. Thiscomprehensive work by the co-author of The biology of millipedes is the only single-volume review of the biology of springtails in the English language to appear this century. The book covers classification, behaviour, physiology, evolution, ecology, and ecotoxicology. An extensive reference sectionwith more than 2500 entries is included together with a complete list of all Collembola genera, a list of studies on the effects of chemicals on springtails, and reference to species checklists for most countries of the world.

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Springtails are the most numerous and wide-spread insects in terrestrial ecosystems. They are important ecotoxicological test organisms and have been used extensively to indicate the effects of environmental pollutants and different agricultural regimes on biodiversity in soils. Thiscomprehensive work by the co-author of The biology of...

Stephen P. Hopkin is at University of Reading.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:340 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198540841

ISBN - 13:9780198540847

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Table of Contents

General introduction1. Review of the literature on Collembola2. Evolution, systematics, and biogeography3. Ecomorphology and anatomy4. Taxonomic methods and the species concept in Collembola5. Interactions between Collembola and the abiotic environment6. Interactions between Collembola and the biotic environment7. Reproduction, development and life histories8. Ecology and conservation9. EcotoxicologyAppendix A: World of genera of CollembolaAppendix B: Regional checklist of CollembolaAppendix C: Laboratory and field studies of the effects of chemicals on CollembolaReferencesSubject indexSystematic Index

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'.....This well-produced and well-illustrated book deserves to be on the shelves of all major libraries in the fields of entomology and agriculture.' D.Pomeroy