Insects are the most diverse and abundant animals that share our world, and conservation initiatives are increasingly needed and being implemented globally, to safe guard the wealth of individual species.
Insect Species Conservation provides sufficient background information, illustrated by examples from many parts of the world, to enable more confident and efficient progress towards the conservation of these ecologically indispensable animals. Writing for graduate students, academic researchers and professionals, Tim New describes the major ingredients for insect species management and conservation, and how these may be integrated into effective practical management and recovery plans.
1. Needs and priorities for insect species conservation
2. Plans for insect species conservation
3. Habitat, population and dispersal issues
4. Current and future needs in planning habitat and resource supply
5. Beyond habitat: other threats to insects, and their management
6. Adaptive management options: habitat re-creation
7. Reintroductions and ex situ conservation
8. Roles of monitoring in conservation management
9. Promotion of insect species for wider conservation attention
10. Insect management plans for the future
Tim New is Professor of Zoology at La Trobe University, Australia. He has broad interests in insect ecology, conservation and systematics, and has published extensively in these fields. He is recognised as one of the leading advocates for insect conservation. He is currently editor-in-chief of the Journal of Insect Conservation.
"The book is an important step to draw attention to the importance and peculiarities of insect species conservation and thus I recommend it to anyone involved or interested in animal conservation. [...] The style of writing is easy and a pleasure to read and I appreciated the wealth of very interesting examples. [...] the basic concepts needed to understand the peculiarities of insect species conservation, such as the concept of metapopulation for example, are outlined in detail, making the book easily accessible for beginners and professionals alike."
- Basic and Applied Ecology
"Tim New has done an extremely valuable job in covering virtually the full range of issues in insect species conservation in a concise, but apt, manner [...] I recommend this timely book to all conservation biologists, entomologists, and students in the field. But, the wider audience of amateur entomologists will also find it a rich source of information that helps to bridge the gap between knowledge and action."
- Journal of Insect Conservation