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Insect Diversity Conservation
Preface Part I. The Need for Insect Diversity Conservation: 1. Ethical foundation for insect conservation 2. The special case of insects in conservation biology 3. Insects and the conservation ofExpand
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Dragonfly (Odonata) distribution patterns in urban and forest landscapes, and recommendations for riparian management
Odonata species are particularly sensitive to human disturbances. Their diversity relative to four landscape types (plantation forest, parkland, residential area, industrial area) along a small riverExpand
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The search for common anthropogenic impacts on biodiversity: a global network
We introduce an initiative to assess and compare landscape changes related to human activities on a global scale, using a single group of invertebrates. The GLOBENET programme uses common fieldExpand
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Terrestrial invertebrates as bioindicators: an overview of available taxonomic groups
Bioindicators, as taxa or functional groups, are widely used as indicators of environmental change, specific ecological factors or taxonomic diversity. The use of ecological, environmental andExpand
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Quantifying the Contribution of Organisms to the Provision of Ecosystem Services
Research on ecosystem services has grown rapidly over the last decade. Two conceptual frameworks have been published to guide ecological assessments of organisms that deliver services—the concepts ofExpand
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Insect Conservation Biology
Preface. Part One: 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. Part Two:Expand
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Ground-living invertebrate assemblages in native, planted and invasive vegetation in South Africa
Abstract Invasive plants and plantations may be detrimental to native, ground-living, invertebrate fauna. Using pitfall traps at 20 sites in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, an assessment was made ofExpand
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Insect species richness tracking plant species richness in a diverse flora: gall-insects in the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa
Abstract The Cape Floristic Region (CFR) is one of the most plant-species-rich regions in the world. It is also a warm temperate region and hypothetically should have high gall-insect speciesExpand
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Insect conservation: a synthetic management approach.
  • M. Samways
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annual review of entomology
  • 2007
Threats to insect diversity range from habitat loss and invasive alien organisms to environmental contamination and biological control. Many of the threats are synergistic, with the joint impact ofExpand
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Insect Conservation: A Handbook of Approaches and Methods
1. Introducing Insect Conservation 2. Taxonomy and Curation of Insects 3. Designing Sampling Protocols for Insect Conservation 4. Collecting and Recording Insects 5. Measuring Environmental VariablesExpand
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