Invertebrate Conservation and Agricultural Ecosystems
By (author) Tim R. New
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Invertebrate Conservation and Agricultural Ecosystems by Tim R. New
Book DescriptionInvertebrate Conservation and Agricultural Ecosystems explores the diverse interests of invertebrate conservation and agricultural production. It is both an introduction to invertebrate conservation biology for agriculturists and an introduction to crop protection for conservation biologists, demonstrating how these two disparate fields may draw on each other for greater collective benefit. It draws on recent literature to show how invertebrate conservation in highly altered landscapes may be promoted and enhanced. The book deals with problems of, and approaches to, invertebrate conservation in highly managed agricultural ecosystems, and how biodiversity may be promoted without compromising agricultural production. It draws attention to the importance of invertebrates in agricultural systems and their role in ecosystem functions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521532013
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tim R. New
Lepidoptera and Conservation, Hardback (November 2013)
The third in a trilogy of global overviews of conservation of diverse and ecologically important insect groups. The first two were Beetles in Conservation (2010) and Hymenoptera and Conservation (2012).
Hymenoptera and Conservation, Hardback (August 2012)
Hymenoptera, the bees, wasps and ant, are one of the largest insect orders, and have massive ecological importance as pollinators and as predators or parasitoids of other insects. These roles have brought them forcefully to human notice , as governors of some key ecological services that strongly influence human food supply.
Beetles in Conservation, Hardback (February 2010)
First comprehensive volume summarizing the conservation strategies and status of the world's most speciose group of animals. Written by one of the foremost entomologists and conservation biologists of his generation. Written in an accessible style that will be attractive to students, and the broad entomology book buying community. .
Insect Conservation, Paperback (November 2009)» View all books by Tim R. New
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 - Tim R. New
Dr Tim New is Reader and Associate Professor in Zoology at La Trobe University, Melbourne. He has broad interests in insect conservation, systematics and ecology, and has published extensively on these topics with more than 350 research papers and more than 20 books. In 2003 he was awarded the Marsh Christian Trust Award for insect conservation by the Royal Entomological Society. Dr New is currently Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Insect Conservation.
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