The Economic Value of Ecological Services Provided by Insects

  title={The Economic Value of Ecological Services Provided by Insects},
  author={John E. Losey and Mace Vaughan},
Abstract In this article we focus on the vital ecological services provided by insects. We restrict our focus to services provided by “wild” insects; we do not include services from domesticated or mass-reared insect species. The four insect services for which we provide value estimates—dung burial, pest control, pollination, and wildlife nutrition—were chosen not because of their importance but because of the availability of data and an algorithm for their estimation. We base our estimations… 

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