Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation

Arthropod Diversity and Conservation

Editors: Hawksworth, David L., Bull, Alan T. (Eds.)

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Despite their enormous bulk and complexity of architecture, plants make up only around a quarter of a million of the 8 million or so species on Earth. The major components of biodiversity, instead, are the smaller, largely unseen, silent majority of invertebrates – most of which are arthropods. Vertebrates, a mere blip on the biotic horizon, are elevated in importance in the bigger scheme of things only by the human psyche.

This collection of more than 30 peer-reviewed papers focuses on the diversity and conservation of arthropods, whose species inhabit virtually every recess and plane – and feature somewhere in virtually every food web – on the planet. Highlighting issues ranging from large-scale disturbance to local management, and from spatial heterogeneity to temporal patterns, these papers reflect some of the most exciting new research taking place today – and in some of the most biodiverse corners of the planet.

Edited by David Hawksworth and Alan Bull, with a preface by Michael J Samways, this book will provide a valuable reference to anyone interested in the diversity and conservation of arthropods.

Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation 15:1 (2006), excluding the paper by R. O'Malley et al., The diversity and distribution of the fruit bat fauna (Mammalia, Chiroptera, Megachiroptera) of Danjugan Island, Cauayan, Negros Occidental, Philippines (with notes on the Microchiroptera), pp. 43-56.

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  • Habitat specificity and variation of coleopteran assemblages between habitats in a Southern African (Swaziland) agricultural landscape

    C. N. Magagula

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Arthropod Diversity and Conservation
Editors
  • David L. Hawksworth
  • Alan T. Bull
Series Title
Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5204-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5204-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5203-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7309-9
Series ISSN
1875-1288
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 525
Additional Information
Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation, volume 15:1 (2006)
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