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Volume Two of the new guide to the study of biodiversity in insects Volume Two of Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society presents an entirely new, companion volume of a comprehensive resource for the most current research on the influence insects have on humankind and on our endangered environment. With contributions from leading researchers and scholars on the topic, the text explores relevant topics including biodiversity in different habitats and regions, taxonomic groups, and perspectives. Volume Two offers coverage of insect biodiversity in regional settings, such as the Arctic and…mehr
Volume Two of the new guide to the study of biodiversity in insects Volume Two of Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society presents an entirely new, companion volume of a comprehensive resource for the most current research on the influence insects have on humankind and on our endangered environment. With contributions from leading researchers and scholars on the topic, the text explores relevant topics including biodiversity in different habitats and regions, taxonomic groups, and perspectives. Volume Two offers coverage of insect biodiversity in regional settings, such as the Arctic and Asia, and in particular habitats including crops, caves, and islands. The authors also include information on historical, cultural, technical, and climatic perspectives of insect biodiversity. This book explores the wide variety of insect species and their evolutionary relationships. Case studies offer assessments on how insect biodiversity can help meet the needs of a rapidly expanding human population, and examine the consequences that an increased loss of insect species will have on the world. This important text: Offers the most up-to-date information on the important topic of insect biodiversity Explores vital topics such as the impact on insect biodiversity through habitat loss and degradation and climate change With its companion Volume I, presents current information on the biodiversity of all insect orders Contains reviews of insect biodiversity in culture and art, in the fossil record, and in agricultural systems Includes scientific approaches and methods for the study of insect biodiversity The book offers scientists, academics, professionals, and students a guide for a better understanding of the biology and ecology of insects, highlighting the need to sustainably manage ecosystems in an ever-changing global environment.
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ROBERT G. FOOTTIT is a research scientist specializing in the taxonomy of aphids and related groups, with the Canadian National Collection of Insects and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. His research interests include the use of morphological and molecular approaches in the study of aphid species and populations.PETER H. ADLER is a professor of entomology at Clemson University, where he holds a teaching and research appointment, specializing in the behavior, ecology, genetics, and systematics of insects, particularly butterflies and medically important flies.
1 Introduction - A Brief History of Revolutions in the Study of Insect Biodiversity 1Part I Habitats and Regions 132 Insect Biodiversity in the Arctic 153 Insect Biodiversity in Indochina: A Window into the Riches of the Oriental Region 594 Biodiversity of Arthropods on Islands 815 Beneficial Insects in Agriculture: Enhancement of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services 1056 Insects in Caves 123Part II Taxa 1537 Biodiversity of the Thysanurans (Microcoryphia and Zygentoma) 1558 Biodiversity of Zoraptera and Their Little-Known Biology 1999 Biodiversity of Embiodea 21910 Biodiversity of Orthoptera 24511 Biodiversity of Phasmatodea 28112 Biodiversity of Dermaptera 31513 Biodiversity of Grylloblattodea and Mantophasmatodea 33514 Biodiversity of Blattodea - the Cockroaches and Termites 35915 Biodiversity of Mantodea 38916 Biodiversity of Psocoptera 41717 Biodiversity of Ectoparasites: Lice (Phthiraptera) and Fleas (Siphonaptera) 45718 Biodiversity of Thysanoptera 48319 The Diversity of the True Hoppers (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha) 50120 The Biodiversity of Sternorrhyncha: Scale Insects, Aphids, Psyllids, and Whiteflies 59121 Biodiversity of the Neuropterida (Insecta: Neuroptera, Megaloptera, and Raphidioptera) 62722 Biodiversity of Strepsiptera 67323 Biodiversity of Mecoptera 705Part III Perspectives 72124 The Fossil History of Insect Diversity 72325 Phenotypes in Insect Biodiversity Research 78926 Global Change and Insect Biodiversity in Agroecosystems 80127 Digital Photography and the Democratization of Biodiversity Information 83928 Bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) Diversity Through Time 85129 Insect Biodiversity in Culture and Art 869Index of Arthropod Taxa Arranged by Order and Family 899Index of Arthropod Taxa Arranged Alphabetically 943Index of non-Arthropod Taxa Arranged Alphabetically 975Subject Index 979
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