Insects in biodiversity conservation: some perspectives and directives

@article{Samways2004InsectsIB,
  title={Insects in biodiversity conservation: some perspectives and directives},
  author={Michael John Samways},
  journal={Biodiversity \& Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={2},
  pages={258-282}
}
  • M. Samways
  • Published 1 June 1993
  • Biology
  • Biodiversity & Conservation
The Insecta is the most speciose class in the Animal Kingdom. The insect-plant relationship is the dominant biotic interaction, yet plants have many times the biomass of all animals together. The functional significance of insects is enormous, owing to the large numbers of individuals and great intra-and interspecific variety. Lack of human appreciation of importance, coupled with the general disregard and dislike of insects, is an enormous perception impediment to their conservation. This… Expand

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