Brings together the methodology needed to investigate insects through the various strata of the forest canopy, covering techniques associated with various specialised groups of forest insects.
This book was a great read. I enjoyed all of the chapters and it should be part of anyone's library who is interested in issues of sampling in theory and practice. Ecology "The chapters are concise but well illustrated and the index of methods is a real bonus. Coverage is excellent and there's enough material to plan sampling or to discuss it in a wider context. With a lot of coverage in a compact form this text would be a good addition to a field work library." Teaching Ecology Group Newsletter, January 2005 "This is a book to delve into, when you need some inspiration on how to sample insects, since a novel method might prove to be significantly superior to the one you have been using - all those rare beetles are really quite numerous. I recommend acquiring a copy for your bookshelf." The British Journal of Entomology and Natural History, March 2006
ContributorsMethods in Ecology seriesPreface1 Sampling theory and practice: Simon R. Leather & Allan D. Watt2 Sampling insects from roots: Alan C. Gange3 Pitfall trapping in ecological studies: B.A. Woodcock4 Sampling methods for forest understorey vegetation: Claire M.P. Ozanne5 Sampling insects from trees: shoots, stems, and trunks: Martin R. Speight6 Insects in flight: Mark Young7 Techniques and methods for sampling canopy insects: Claire M.P. Ozanne8 Sampling methods for water-filled tree holes and their artificial analogues: S.P. Yanoviak & O.M. Fincke9 Sampling devices and sampling design for aquatic insects: Leon Blaustein & Matthew Spencer10 Methods for sampling termites: David T. Jones, Robert H.J. Verkerk & Paul Eggleton11 Parasitoids and predators: Nick MillsIndex
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Simon Leather is currently Reader in Applied Ecology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Imperial College's Silwood Park campus. He has been researching the population biology of agricultural and forest pests, particularly insects, for over 25 years.