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Forest Entomology in East Africa: Forest Insects of Tanzania

By: Hans G Schabel

328 pages, b&w photos and illus


Hardback | Dec 2006 | #161016 | ISBN: 1402046545
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East African forests, among the world's most biologically rich and diverse, are subject to multiple pressures, including insects. As the first work to focus exclusively on East African forest insects, this monograph distils 135 years of scientific and historical literature extending from before the colonial era to the present into an authoritative survey of this region's major pests of trees and wood, as well as their antagonists. This comprehensive treatise also addresses insects of social and economic importance, such as endemics, edible and collectible insects, wild bees and silk producers. It should be of great value to foresters, entomologists, conservation biologists, resource managers, safari outfitters and anyone else interested in the natural history of this fascinating region.

Aus den Rezensionen: "! Neben einer generellen Einfuhrung in Physiographie, Boden, Klima und Waldgesellschaften Tanzanias sowie der historischen Entwicklung der Forstentomologie in Tanzania werden blattfressende und saftsaugenede Insekten, Holzbohrer, Ameisen und Termiten, Bluten-, Frucht- und Samen-Sauger und wurzelfressende Insekten vorgestellt. Das letzte Kapitel stellt die mogliche ! Nutzung ! von Insekten vor. Ein sehr penibel recherchierter Band, der uber eine in dieser Hinsicht wenig erforschte Region einen grossartigen Einstieg bietet." (R. Gerstmeier, in: Entomofauna, 2007, Vol. 28, Issue 10, S. 123)


From the contentsPreface. Acknowledgements. Foreword.- 1. Introduction to Tanzania.- 2. History of forest entomology in Tanzania.- 3. Defoliating insects.- 4. Sap-feeding insects.- 5. Shoot-, bark-, and woodborers.- 6. Ants and termites.- 7. Flower, fruit and seed feeders.- 8. Root and root collar feeders.- 9. Forest-based insect industries.- References. Index.

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