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Insect conservation biology

Author: Michael J Samways
Publisher: London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1995.
Series: Conservation biology series, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Conservation circles have given too little attention to the ecological significance of insects, while entomologists have been engaged mostly in controlling a tiny minority of species of insect  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Samways
ISBN: 0412634503 9780412634505
OCLC Number: 32894256
Description: xiii, 358 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Setting the Scene. 1. Global variation in insect variety. 2. Past and present events leading to insect conservation concern. 3. Emergence of insect conservation biology --
Pt. 2. Levels of Analysis. 4. Scaling and large-scale issues. 5. The fragmented landscape. 6. The disturbed landscape. 7. Individual insect species and their conservation --
Pt. 3. Entomologists' Dilemmas. 8. Insect pest control and insect conservation. 9. Insect conservation ethics --
Pt. 4. Positive Action. 10. Insects, the landscape and evaluation. 11. Stopping the loss of individuals, populations, species and landscapes.
Series Title: Conservation biology series, 2.
Responsibility: Michael J. Samways.
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