Insects Of Mount Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea by T. RobillardInsects Of Mount Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea by T. Robillard

Insects Of Mount Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea

EditorT. Robillard, Frédéric Legendre, Claire Villemant

Hardcover | July 15, 2018

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Until now, altitude has not been taken into account when estimating tropical arthropod diversity. This book presents the first taxonomic results of an unprecedented terrestrial biodiversity survey on Papua New Guinea’s Mount Wilhelm designed to do just that. Not only is Mount Wilhelm the nation’s tallest peak at 4,509 meters above sea level, it is also one of the few equatorial mountains outside the Andes that still possesses continuous, undisturbed forest from sea level up to the timber line, presenting many unique opportunities. Arthropods were collected by various methods at eight different elevations, with a botany survey also conducted at each elevation to characterize vegetation. Results of the survey included, among others, new species discovery, direct financial benefits to landowner communities, raised profile of conservation areas, and the generation of crucial biodiversity information needed for ecological analyses and conservation management.
Tony Robillard and Frédéric Legendre are associate professors at the Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité of the French National Museum of Natural History. Claire Villemant is maître de conférence and curator of the Hymenoptera collection at the French National Museum of Natural History. Maurice Leponce is a team leader at...
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Title:Insects Of Mount Wilhelm, Papua New GuineaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:595 pages, 10.75 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:July 15, 2018Publisher:French National Museum Natural HistoryLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:2856537847

ISBN - 13:9782856537848

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