Invertebrate Surveys for Conservation

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9780198500124: Invertebrate Surveys for Conservation

Invertebrates are the major energy conduits and agents of nutrient and material recycling in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems throughout the world, and the sustainability of the earth's life-support systems depends on their well-being. Despite this, conservation managers and practitioners still know very little about invertebrate biology, or how to study and survey invertebrates adequately in the field. Invertebrate Surveys for Conservation is a comprehensive guide to the ecological methods used to survey invertebrate animals in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments. It describes how to select particular taxonomic groups for study, how to collect and analyze samples, and how to set priorities for protection in the face of limited resources. Line drawings of apparatus, tables of survey examples and methods of specimen treatment and sample analysis are augmented by a substantial list of references to provide and introduction to practical invertebrate conservation. This book will be an essential tool for anyone involved in conservation biology or ecology, including students and researchers, conservation practitioners, and environmental consultants.

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Timothy New is at La Trobe University, Melbourne.

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"A comprehensive guide to the ecological methods used to survey invertebrate animals in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments. It describes how to select taxonomic groups for study, how to collect and analyse samples, and how to set priorities for protection."--Entomological News


"The book is predominantly focused on surveys for conservation purposes. Hence it is important to frame the right questions at the start. What is the survey actually for and how much detail do you actually need? Such topics are dealt with in the preliminary chapters. The two most extensive chapters deal with the invertebrates of terrestrial environments (predominantly insects) and of aquatic environments (with both freshwater and marine invertebrates being considered). There is a variety of peripheral chapters on topics like taxonomy (only ten pages), monitoring, involving people, and alternative approaches to species-oriented conservation. All together this is a useful book. It is not to be read from cover to cover, but rather a book to dip into, such as when you want to consider what techniques are available, and which might be the most appropriate for your particular (conservation) study. . . . This book is bound to prove practically useful . . ."--The Quarterly Review of Biology


"This book is a comprehensive practical guide to the ecological methods ... that offers students and practitioners an accessible introduction to practical invertebrate conservation." -- Biosis, Vol 51, Issue 3, Mar 22, 1999


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