Modern Insect Extinctions, the Neglected Majority

@article{Dunn2005ModernIE,
  title={Modern Insect Extinctions, the Neglected Majority},
  author={R. Dunn},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={1030-1036}
}
  • R. Dunn
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Conservation Biology
Most extinctions estimated to have occurred in the historical past, or predicted to occur in the future, are of insects. Despite this, the study of insect extinctions has been neglected. Only 70 modern insect extinctions have been documented, although thousands are estimated to have occurred. By focusing on some of the 70 documented extinctions as case studies, I considered ways in which insect extinctions may differ from those of other taxa. These case studies suggested that two types of… Expand
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