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Zoological Monographs

Saproxylic Insects

Diversity, Ecology and Conservation

Editors: Ulyshen, Michael D. (Ed.)

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  • Incorporates information from tropical and subtropical forests
  • Recognizes the key roles that social insects play in saproxylic assemblages
  • Highlights some of the less commonly studied taxa
  • Addresses the value of highly decomposed wood
  • Provides a global and holistic understanding of saproxylic insects, including their diversity, ecology and vulnerability to ongoing and emerging threats
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This volume offers extensive information on insect life in dying and dead wood. Written and reviewed by leading experts from around the world, the twenty-five chapters included here provide the most global coverage possible and specifically address less-studied taxa and topics. An overarching goal of this work is to unite literature that has become fragmented along taxonomic and geographic lines. A particular effort was made to recognize the dominant roles that social insects (e.g., termites, ants and passalid beetles) play in saproxylic assemblages in many parts of the world without overlooking the non-social members of these communities.

The book is divided into four parts:

·       Part I “Diversity” includes chapters addressing the major orders of saproxylic insects (Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Hemiptera, Lepidoptera and Blattodea), broadly organized in decreasing order of estimated global saproxylic diversity. In addition to order-level treatments, some chapters in this part discuss groups of particular interest, including pollinators, hymenopteran parasitoids, ants, stag and passalid beetles, and wood-feeding termites.

·       Part II “Ecology” discusses insect-fungal and insect-insect interactions, nutritional ecology, dispersal, seasonality, and vertical stratification.

·       Part III “Conservation” focuses on the importance of primary forests for saproxylic insects, offers recommendations for conserving these organisms in managed forests, discusses the relationships between saproxylic insects and fire, and addresses the value of tree hollows and highly-decomposed wood for saproxylic insects. Utilization of non-native wood by saproxylic insects and the suitability of urban environments for these organisms are also covered.

·       Lastly, Part IV “Methodological Advancements” highlights molecular tools for assessing saproxylic diversity.

The book offers an accessible and insightful resource for natural historians of all kinds and will especially appeal to entomologists, ecologists, conservationists and foresters.

About the authors

Michael D. Ulyshen

Research Entomologist
USDA Forest Service
Southern Research Station
320 Green Street
Athens,  Georgia 30602, USA
E-mail: mulyshen@fs.fed.us
Phone: 706-559-4296

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • An Introduction to the Diversity, Ecology, and Conservation of Saproxylic Insects

    Pages 1-47

    Ulyshen, Michael D. (et al.)

  • General Overview of Saproxylic Coleoptera

    Pages 51-128

    Gimmel, Matthew L. (et al.)

  • Ecology and Conservation of Passalidae

    Pages 129-147

    Ulyshen, Michael D.

  • Diversity and Ecology of Stag Beetles (Lucanidae)

    Pages 149-165

    Huang, Ta-I

  • Saproxylic Diptera

    Pages 167-192

    Ulyshen, Michael D.

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eBook $219.00
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Hardcover $279.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-09358-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Saproxylic Insects
Book Subtitle
Diversity, Ecology and Conservation
Editors
  • Michael D. Ulyshen
Series Title
Zoological Monographs
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
This is a U.S. government work and its text is not subject to copyright protection in the United States; however, its text may be subject to foreign copyright protection.
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75937-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75937-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75936-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09358-7
Series ISSN
2523-3904
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 904
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 88 illustrations in colour
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