Insect Diversity Conservation
By (author) Michael J. Samways
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Insect Diversity Conservation by Michael J. Samways
Book DescriptionThis groundbreaking book is a contemporary global synthesis of the rapidly developing and important field of insect conservation biology. Insects play important roles in terrestrial ecological processes and in maintaining the world as we know it. They present particular conservation challenges, especially as a quarter face extinction within the next few decades. This textbook addresses the ethical foundation of insect conservation, and asks why should we concern ourselves with conservation of a butterfly, beetle or bug? The success of insects and their diversity, which have survived glaciers, is now facing a more formidable obstacle: the meteoric impact of humans. After addressing threats, from invasive alien plants to climate change, the book explores ways insects and their habitats are prioritised, mapped, monitored and conserved. Landscape and species approaches are considered. This book is for undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and managers in conservation biology or entomology, and the wider biological and environmental sciences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521789479
(247mm x 174mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael J. Samways
Tropical Island Recovery, Hardback (April 2010)
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Insect Conservation, Hardback (November 2009)» View all books by Michael J. Samways
This book outlines the main methods and techniques available to entomologists. With up to a quarter of all insect species heading towards extinction over the next few decades, there is a pressing need to summarize the techniques available for measuring insect diversity in order to develop effective conservation strategies.
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Author Biography - Michael J. Samways
Michael Samways is Professor of Entomology in the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He is internationally known as a conservation biologist and policy advisor.
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