Insect Conservation: A Handbook of Approaches and Methods

Paperback | December 19, 2009

byMichael J. Samways, Melodie A. McGeoch, Tim R. New

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With up to a quarter of all insect species heading towards extinction over the next few decades, there is now a pressing need to summarize the techniques available for measuring insect diversity in order to develop effective conservation strategies. Insect Conservation outlines the main methods and techniques available to entomologists, providing a comprehensive synthesis for use by graduate students, researchers and practising conservationists worldwide. Both modern and more 'traditional' methodologies are described, backed up by practicalbackground information and a global range of examples. Many newer techniques are included which have not yet been described in the existing book literature. This book will be particularly relevant to postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students taking courses in insect ecology, conservation biology and environmental management, as well as established researchers in these fields. It will also be a valuable reference for nature conservationpractitioners and professional entomologists worldwide.

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With up to a quarter of all insect species heading towards extinction over the next few decades, there is now a pressing need to summarize the techniques available for measuring insect diversity in order to develop effective conservation strategies. Insect Conservation outlines the main methods and techniques available to entomologist...

Michael Samways is Professor and Chair of the Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University. He has published widely in the field of insect conservation, and in recent years has been recipient of the Stellenbosch University Award for Research Excellence, the Senior Captain Scott Medal of the South African ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:December 19, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019929822X

ISBN - 13:9780199298228

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Table of Contents

1. Introducing Insect Conservation2. Taxonomy and Curation of Insects3. Designing Sampling Protocols for Insect Conservation4. Collecting and Recording Insects5. Measuring Environmental Variables6. Estimating Population Size and Condition7. The Population and the Landscape8. iEx Situ/i Conservation: Captive Rearing and Reintroduction Programmes9. Biodiversity and Assemblage Studies10. Studying Insects in the Changing EnvironmentUseful software in insect ecology and conservationGlossaryReferencesIndex