Invertebrate Surveys for Conservation

Paperback | March 1, 1998

byT. R. New

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The majority of creatures are invertebrates. Invertebrate animals are the major energy conduits and agents of nutrient and material recycling in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems throughout the world, and the sustainability of the earth's life-support systems depends on theirwell-being. Despite this, conservation managers and practitioners still know very little about invertebrate biology, or how to study and survey invertebrates adequately in the field. Invertebrate Surveys for Conservation is a comprehensive guide to the ecological methods used to surveyinvertebrate animals in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments. It describes how to select particular taxonomic groups for study, how to collect and analyse samples, and how to set priorities for protection in the face of limited resources. Line drawings of apparatus, tables of surveyexamples and methods of specimen treatment and sample analysis are augmented by a substantial list of references to provide and introduction to practical invertebrate conservation. This book will be an essential tool for anyone involved in conservation biology or ecology, including students andresearchers, conservation practitioners, and environmental consultants.

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The majority of creatures are invertebrates. Invertebrate animals are the major energy conduits and agents of nutrient and material recycling in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems throughout the world, and the sustainability of the earth's life-support systems depends on theirwell-being. Despite this, conservation manager...

Timothy New is at La Trobe University, Melbourne.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.55 inPublished:March 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198500114

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PrefaceAcknowledgements1. Introduction. Invertebrates in conservation2. Approaches to invertebrate surveys: posing the questions3. Sampling invertebrates: terrestrial environments4. Sampling invertebrates: aquatic environments5. Assessing use of sampling methods6. Processing and interpreting invertebrate samples7. Taxonomy and target groups for conservation studies8. Monitoring and evaluation of status9. Alternatives to species conservation10. Involving people in invertebrate conservationReferencesIndex

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'...I hope that the more adventurous conservation and funding agency decision makers mat take time to read them too and then go on to influence more conservative colleagues' Entomologists Monthly Magazine