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Insect Habitats: Characteristics, Diversity and Management
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Editors: Edina L. Harris and Newell E. Davies
Book Description:
Insects inhabiting agricultural landscapes are important for crop production as they serve as pollinators or pest-controllers. However, their occurrence in agricultural land is limited mostly to patchily distributed remnants of semi-natural grasslands, field boundaries, ditch or forest edges. Furthermore, insect conservation is relatively ignored in comparison with the so-called charismatic megafauna, yet insects are of paramount importance for the long-term sustainability of most terrestrial ecosystems. This book calls attention to these detrimental management regimes which are actively damaging woods, soil and the associated biodiversity of insects. Artificial neural networks (ANN) structures are examined, as well as how they work, and how they can be applied to the increasing amount of data on the distribution and habitats of invasive pest species. The recommended habitat management for conserving the butterfly populations in the event of natural disturbances is also explored. The factors which affect the butterfly species in abandoned fields, and how abandoned fields contribute to the number of species at the landscape scale are looked at as well.


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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Ecology of a Woodland Butterfly with Near-threatened Status, Sasakia charonda, (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) and Management of Riparian and Secondary Broadleaf Deciduous Forests for Conservation of the Butterfly, pp. 1-82
(Takato Kobayashi, Masahiko Kitahara, Laboratory of Animal Ecology, Yamanashi Institute of Environmental Sciences, Yamanashi, Japan)

Chapter 2. Abandoned Fields as Refuges for Butterflies in the Agricultural Landcapes of Eastern Europe, pp. 83-103
(Piotr Skórka, Magdalena Lenda, Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland, and others)

Chapter 3. Microhabitat Preferences of Selected Taxa of Aquatic Insects Larvae (Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera) Applied to Small Submountain Streams (Slovakia), pp. 105-132
(Zuzana Pastuchová, Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia)

Chapter 4. Insects of the Understorey in Western Mediterranean Forest Landscapes: A Rich Biodiversity under Threat , pp. 133-142
(J.A. Quartau, M. L. Mathias, Centre for Environmental Biology, Department of Animal Biology, Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal)

Chapter 5. Parthenogenesis of Insects and their Habitats, pp. 143-150
(Kazuki Sekine, Koji Tojo, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, and others)

Chapter 6. Basal Area – A Measure with Limited Ecological Significance for Phloem Feeding Insects, pp. 151-156
(Niklas Björklund, B. Staffan Lindgren, Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, and others)

Chapter 7. The Current Distribution of Aquatic Insects Inhabiting River Systems, with Respect to their Population and Genetic Structures, pp. 157-161
(Koji Tojo, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Shinshu University, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, and others)

Chapter 8. Modelling Insect Habitat Suitability with Artifical Neural Networks, pp. 163-195
(Michael J. Watts, S.P. Worner, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, and others)
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Index

   Series:
      Insects and Other Terrestrial Arthropods: Biology, Chemistry and Behavior
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 6 x 9, 203pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-396-2
   Status: AV
  
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