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Hymenoptera and conservation

Hymenoptera and conservation

Author: T R New
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T R New
ISBN: 9780470671801 0470671807
OCLC Number: 830025782
Description: xi, 218 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introducing Hymenoptera and their Conservation --
Perspective --
Classification and diversity --
Importance for conservation --
Social life and conservation --
2. Alien Hymenoptera in Classical Biological Control --
Introducing a dilemma --
Conservation concerns --
3. The Junction of Biological Control and Conservation: Conservation Biological Control and Cultural Control --
4. Introduced Bees: Threats or Benefits? --
5. Social Wasps and Ants as Aliens --
Social wasps --
Ants --
Current perspective --
6. Pollinator Declines --
Introducing the concerns --
Threats to pollinators --
Pathogens and parasites --
Pesticides --
Pollution --
7. Levels of Conservation Concern and the Shortcomings of Current Practice --
Foci for conservation --
Species focus --
Biotope and habitat focus --
8. Habitat Parameters and Manipulation --
Defining and assessing habitats in the landscape --
Habitat manipulations for conservation --
Natural and agricultural environments --
Urban environments --
Practical conservation --
9. Species Case Histories --
Franklin's bumblebee (Bombus franklini) --
The great yellow bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus) --
Wallace's bee (Chalicodoma pluto) --
Neopasiphae simplicior in Western Australia --
The antennal-waving wasp (Tachysphex pechumani) --
The dinosaur ant (Nothomyrmecia macrops) --
The red-barbed ant (Formica rufibarbis) in Britain --
10. Assessing Conservation Progress and Priorities for the Future --
Introduction: The basic need --
Monitoring --
The milieux of concern.
Responsibility: T.R. New.


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