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Insects and Sustainability of Ecosystem Services.

Author: Timothy D Schowalter
Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis), 2013.
Series: Social-environmental sustainability series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With few exceptions, insects are perceived in industrialized countries as undesirable pests. In reality, relatively few insects interfere with us or our resources. Most have benign or positive effects on ecosystem services, and many represent useful resources in non-industrialized countries. Challenging traditional perceptions of the value of insects, Insects and Sustainability of Ecosystem Services explores the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy D Schowalter
ISBN: 1299710816 9781299710818 9781466553910 146655391X 9781466553903 1466553901
OCLC Number: 851696565
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Front Cover --
Contents --
Series Preface --
Preface --
Author --
Chapter 1: Introduction --
Chapter 2: Humans versus Insects: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly --
Chapter 3: Insect Responses to Environmental Changes --
Chapter 4: Changes in Insect Abundance and Distribution --
Chapter 5: How Do Ecosystems Provide Services? --
Chapter 6: Effects of Anthropogenic Changes and Management --
Chapter 7: Effects of Insects on Ecosystem Services --
Chapter 8: Valuation of Insect Management Effects --
Chapter 9: Conclusions and Recommendations --
Back Cover.
Series Title: Social-environmental sustainability series.

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