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. This book 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.
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.
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.