The publication of the Atlas of the Millipedes of Britain and Ireland less than twenty years after the appearance of the Preliminary Atlas in 1988 has been made possible by the maintenance of a most efficient recording scheme, in combination with the dedication and initiative of the myriapodologists collecting data in the field.
This new volume will be of great value in conservation work, allowing research workers and planners to see in which types of habitat and microhabitat the different species may be found and which of these require to be protected in order to maintain viable populations of the species in which they are interested. A further feature and major strength of this volume is the placing of the British and Irish fauna in a European context, evidently permitting abetter understanding of the species' distributions and the relative importance of the British and Irish populations globally.
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